Make It New or Make It Necessary: Max Harris and the New Zealand Project
Longing for a World Yet to Come: Nostalgia in Contemporary Politics
Becoming Cyborgs: A Review of ‘Caressing the silver rectangle’

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“What would you do if you came this close to death and were then offered seven years of funding to do anything you wanted?” It’s the question ex-Wellingtonian and Oxford transplant Max Harris asks himself at the beginning of his first book, only to face mirth aplenty when he avows his intention to write about New Zealand politics. With good reason, on the face of it - from the outside, it's an impossibly...

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Andrew Dean considers his family's heritage as Jewish refugees, his formidable great-aunt Frances, and the important and often misused relationship between nostalgia and politics.

One weekend afternoon, at the end of the last northern summer, I was in my back garden, working on my thesis, drinking a cup of tea, and eating a biscuit. On this afternoon I was listening to Bach – the Brandenburg concertos...

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iPhone dependencies, ‘self-tracking’ and gender, Hana Pera Aoake thinks through art making in a proto-digital age.

When I first got my iPhone I was obsessed with asking Siri different questions, in part out of loneliness. Siri was a friend. Sometimes a friend who was annoying and interrupted you, much like Clippy, the animated paper clip or Microsoft office assistant from the mid-noughties or perhaps more ominously...

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