Street art by Banksy Photo: Eugene Gorny, Flickr

NEWS: Future of encryption on the spot as US security forces argue for back-door master key to decrypt the communications of people ‘going dark’

Online anonymity came under the spotlight again last week as a US Senate hearing discussed whether a ‘master key’ to all encrypted communications should be made available to the US security forces. FBI Director James Comey and US Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates appeared before a committee on Wednesday called “Going Dark: Encryption, Technology, and…

Woman protesting during a demo called 'Slutwalk', where women campaign for sex workers' right to choose.

FEATURE: Should sex sell? Sex-workers and LGBTQ campaigners’ launch new campaign

A lecture hall at London Metropolitan University fills up to bursting point before a meeting to discuss prostitution in collaboration with the Anarchist Bookfair. A joint campaign between LGBTQ organisation Queer Strike and the English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP) is announced, and Laura Watson from ECP, an organisation made up of current or former sex…


ESSAY: The oceans and the anthropocene in the climate change debate

A reflective essay related to environmental communications, particularly focusing on the role of the world oceans and the benefits of officially entering a new geological epoch in the climate change debate, written as part of my MA Global Media and Transnational Communications in November 2014 at Goldsmiths, University of London. In September 2013, the scientific…

Pete The Temp

INTERVIEW: Pete the Temp – combatting climate change with captivating comedy

Pete the Temp’s remarkable ‘spoken word’ show is challenging, inspiring, terrifying and amusing audiences across Britain. But it’s performance with a purpose – to engage people in a positive fight to protect the Earth from catastrophic climate change. And so far, it seems to be working … ‘Multi-talented’ doesn’t do environmental activist and spoken word…

FEATURE: Celebrity video games – in pictures

Celebrities have been happy to grace video games with their presence. So ask no more what Snoop Dogg and Kevin Spacey have in common… This piece was published in print in The Observer Tech Monthly and online on Guardian Technology in October 2014. Please follow this link to read the article online


FEATURE: Farm waste and mushrooms challenge plastic, concrete, steel

Isn’t it daft to use plastics that last for centuries to make short-life packaging? Now there’s an alternative – using fungi to bind farm and forestry waste into strong, non-toxic, complex forms. When the job is done, the material can be safely burnt or composted – and it even works for buildings … An unusual…