This is a work in progress. It’s organised alphabetically and, sooner or later, I’ll catch up with the internal hyperlinks. I’ve added some new entries and updated some hyperlinks as of 24th November 2019.aa-draft1.pdf
I’m sure that a few other things are ‘wrong’. But here’s the story, so far.shape-newham-critique.pdf
This is my Bookchin influenced take on a sociable, resilient ‘forest city’. I’m aware that it’s not a whole solution at the moment. It’s a second attempt to think about a human scale integration of technology and ecology for city landscapes. The ‘best’ bits (if there are any!) are the final section and bibliography. Beware analytic philosophers, it’s not (heavily) in that tradition.
This first attempt was here http://hughbarnard.org/index.php/2018/06/19/noham-a-thought-experiment/dissertation-final.pdf
Here’s the presentation on aircraft detection with noise measurement.Pi-Perl-IOT.pdf
Since a) I’ve been thinking about this for a year or two and b) recently agreed to describe it to someone, here’s a little document about it.
At the moment, it’s a thought experiment (again) but I have done some Elasticsearch and other prototyping, though not recently.
I’ll have to write a long essay (it’s somewhat pretentious to call it a dissertation) as part of my final year at Birkbeck. If the powers that be agree, I’m going to base it on this essay that I wrote in 2016, some of it has already ‘come true’, like the (in)famous William Gibson quote.
When I’ve finished it’ll probably be less like this and more like a Socratic dialogue. Comments welcome, you (probably) know where to find me, not on FB, anyway.
This is an update with a list of references at the end of the document and these are now clickable links.
I seem to have deleted my first version of this so:
The Futurological Congress
Stanislaw Lem, a hidden gem
Tik-Tok a psychopathic robot
Keep the Giraffe Burning
I love the story with the 300 word Ladybird vocabulary
The Complete Roderick
probably related to Voltaire’s Candide, funny and finally sad
The Demolished Man
First cyberpunk novel, in my opinion
The Stars My Destination
very famous but I like this less
Philip K Dick:
A hero for my generation 20 years before Blade Runner:
The Ganymede Takeover
wow, this is collectable now, not many people know about it. It would make a great film too. With him is Ray Nelson
who wrote the story that became: They Live
Lord of Light probably one of my all-time favourites
Walter M Miller:
A Canticle for Leibowitz
again this is forgotten now
The Left Hand of Darkness another all time favourite
Here’s a short talk I gave to the Birkbeck Philosophy Society last year. I’m very happy to see the NRA thing going so well and believe that boycott is one of our remaining tools, but, possibly a very potent one. Anyway, enough already, share and enjoy! Here’s the pdf: boycott
This is the second draft of a talk I gave on 25th November 2017 to the Anarchist Research Group in London. Currently, I’m thinking about it as a ‘living document’, so it will probably get updated in a month or two as a response to criticisms and areas of discussion that have opened up.
Thanks to everyone that has contributed, so far. I think you all know who you are. See below for the download link to the pdf.