Graeme Shorten Adams
Surveillance, Safety and Sacrifice in the Age of the “Smart City”
The data zeitgeist has swept over police departments worldwide, enhancing the recent practice of “predictive policing”—a methodology that sounds good in theory and looks like bloated surveillance in practice.
Can’t Get That Baby Taste Out
As nights deepen and I finally crawl into bed, my neighbour’s baby, almost without fail, begins reciting its screaming libretto. And, hands clamped over my ears, I fantasize about biting it.
Can the DSM Do Something Right for Mental Illness?
In 1952, homosexuals were considered sociopaths. The first edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, at the time a new attempt to bring psychiatric nomenclature in line with the modern era, listed homosexuality as a pathological fear of the opposite sex. This listing remained for over 20 years until protests and improved research saw the seventh printing of the second edition, DSM-II, change the category to “sexual orientation disturbance.”
Breaking News and the Shame of Social Media
“Less than 10 per cent of what the Internet is used for is good,” declared my professor of European history one morning, as students stared one another down across the picket lines of the Maple Spring.
Let’s Never Do The Time Warp, Ever Again
I don’t want you to finish this issue thinking this newspaper unanimously supports The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
I’ll Show YOU a Drop
I’m just going to go ahead and say what so many of us are thinking. House music sucks.