Posts Tagged: Books

Books, Virtual Reality, Imagination and the Inner Eye

The bookshop Waterstones tweeted a joke yesterday in which Mark Zuckerberg went into their shop on Oxford Street: ‘What’s this?’ he said, holding up a book. ‘It’s a book,’ I replied. He looked at it for five minutes before asking what it does. ‘Well,’ I said. ‘You look at it and it kind of shows

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All In The Mind? Thoughts on Identity and Neuroscience

Tweeted about this piece earlier today, but wanted to flag up and reflect further on Henry Marsh’s piece in Granta, detailing his neurosurgical work operating on a tumour in a pineal gland. The pineal gland is buried deep within the brain, and is thus only reached after a perilous journey through the physical matter that

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Thoughts on e-books… Removing text from common sight.

Ode to a bookshelf… See now the empty bookshelf that stands still with a thousand volumes now unseen, the bookends racheted so tightly, the pages compressed so absolutely into the digital thinness of silicon. The words remain, though they are now in bits, and can be read, just as they once were… yet not stumbled

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Also Available…

As Mutiny! gets pushed around, thought it might be worth flagging up the two other books I’ve written. They represent a fairly significant journey that I’ve been on, gradually emerging from more orthodox ideas about faith and faith-practice, to…well, something beyond that. Still, I’m proud of each book as it stands, and some great people

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Catching Up…

Been quiet here… which is probably a function of being very un-quiet elsewhere. So thought I’d mention a few of the things I’ve been doing / working on… Firstly, I have to mention The Art of Fielding, by Chad Harbach. It’s a big, wonderful novel which basically ate most of my time in the past

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Movements or Institutions? | A New Kind of Christianity

Been really enjoying Brian McLaren’s new book A New Kind of Christianity. In the concluding chapter he outlines what this new sort of Christianity might look like, and in one section suggests at a denominational level that churches ‘develop a theology of institutions.’ What he says is interesting in the light of the short series

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Once Books are Gone What Will Our Vanity Object Be?

One interesting repercussion of the advent of the e-reader may well be the disappearance of the bookshelf. Before you scoff and say never just remember how resistant I/we were to putting our CDs and vinyl away. But away they have been put, and the solitary ipod is now the norm. So if e-readers become more

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