Work from home has not been the decline of productivity that every big business had predicted it to be. It has hurt normal human habits and mental health, but studies have shown that employees are not unmotivated. The age-old narrative of employees solely being motivated by material gains and self-interest, and that they won’t work without supervision from higher-ups, is but a myth. It does not justify widespread breach of privacy.
Hungary, Israel, India – are we all going to end up a people of QR-code scanning, ultra-monitored insects under the thumb of the most powerful? Will corruption have to become the norm as ’emergency measures’ remain in place after decades of resolution, as with the post-terrorism measures still in place in the USA? Isaac Bettridge evaluates the situation that the world is facing but looking past, as the focus rests on the pandemic.
Check-In? I’m out. The new ‘Check-In’ service installed by the university starting at the beginning of the 2018/19 academic service is ultimately, a waste of everyone’s time and phone battery. Not only is it a waste of time, but it opens up a conversation about mental health, our technology-obsessed generation, and even classism. Let’s take […]
At 9:20am on the fifteenth of February 2013 an asteroid falls from the sky. 19 metres wide and entering the atmosphere with an energy estimated to be equivalent to 500,000 tonnes of TNT, it explodes over Chelyabinsk, Russia, resulting in over a thousand injuries. For months to come, researchers and scientists alike are quoted time […]
A NOHNI’s HOPELESSNESS is blistering and elemental. In eleven tracks Anohni, formerly Antony Hegarty (of Antony & the Johnsons), wrestles with some of the most pressing issues facing the planet today. The album takes on drone warfare, ecocide and surveillance. This is Anohni at her most angry; HOPELESSNESS heaves in the same way I Am […]