Online Advertising: Defending Free

Not since Guttenberg’s invention of the printing press has anything done so much to democratised media. From #BlackLivesMatter to The Arab Spring, good ideas, big ideas, can spread freely, all thanks to the free internet. OK. So let’s look at why “free” really is worth protecting. Even if that means championing online advertising. I promise …

Live Muzak: Transient culture and the hysterical search for authenticity

I went to We Love Green on the weekend. A music festival in a beautiful Parisian park that, I kid you not, is usually full of peacocks. I was certainly among the older members of the oh-so-chic, not-so-chalant crowd. And it got me thinking about how the radical changes in how music is distributed and consumed …