Category: writing

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Tintagel in Late Antiquity

Tintagel in Late Antiquity was a conference, held in Truro, Cornwall, April 21-23.  Although I am pretty much an outsider, both to archeology and to Cornwall (a transplanted American!) I’m really glad I went...

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Gesture and Speech

This book makes human evolution look more exciting and provocative than I would have thought possible. In particular, it explains why, when we know that many, probably most plants and animals have evolved to...

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A Serving of Casual Insults

Most mornings, often before breakfast, I find myself in a righteous fury about having been forced to do some stupid thing to meet the incomprehensible demands some huge global server, presumably for the convenience...

Games and Play

On New Year’s Eve, the postman delivered a copy of a new book from Bloomsbury, Understanding Flusser, Understanding Modernism.  It contains my essay, “Games and Play: Being Human in the Universe of Technical Images”. ...