Resisting Responsibility

The journey to accepting our freedom during a pandemic  This article is part of the Time Capsule 2020 project, click here to find out more. by Toby Tremlett “I don’t choose to exist, but I am. An absurdity which is responsible for itself, that’s exactly what I am” The Blood of Others; pg 108, Simone de BeauvoirContinue reading “Resisting Responsibility”

The Virus of Control

 by August Leo Liljenberg “The man of control is undulatory, in orbit, in a continuous network. Everywhere surfing has already replaced the older sports” – Giles Deleuze, Postscripts on the Societies of Control You are unsure what day of the week it is. Your sleep tracking app informs you that you had mild sleep disturbancesContinue reading “The Virus of Control”

Jordan Peterson, Lobster Philosophy and the Limits of Individualism

This article is part of the Time Capsule 2020 project, click here to find out more. by Jessica Corne Am not I  A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?  The Fly, Blake (1794) A man dons a mask and his face grows to fit it   Shooting the Elephant, Orwell (1936)Continue reading “Jordan Peterson, Lobster Philosophy and the Limits of Individualism”

Coronavirus Conspiracies: A Strain We Have Never Seen Before

This article is part of the Time Capsule 2020 project, click here to find out more. By Kenneth Quek Where was the coronavirus created – in a secret Chinese laboratory, or in Bill Gates’ luxury basement? Do hairdryers help in curing it, or would injecting hydroxychloroquine into your bloodstream be a better option? Does theContinue reading “Coronavirus Conspiracies: A Strain We Have Never Seen Before”

When we are tired of compassion: how mental healthcare fails

by Alicia Lukman “A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.” Not only does desensitization occur upon witnessing atrocities, prolonged exposure to more mundane life-events can trigger similar responses. Mental health professionals, and more broadly, workers in the care sector, have reported being exhausted, irritable, and unable to concentrate on helpingContinue reading “When we are tired of compassion: how mental healthcare fails”