On the Creatively Mundane Artefacts of Digital Culture

That we live in an age in which anyone can contribute to the cultural compost heap is by now a fairly well-worn observation of a consequence of digital culture. Whether said compost heap represents a self-sustaining source of creative fertility fed by the collaborative efforts of increasingly multi-disciplinary networks, or an indiscriminate pile of decay, is down to you. I’m repeatedly tempted to see a weird, restless joy in it. I was struck…

Creative writing as a coping mechanism

It is not easy to localise the inner origins of creativity, or even to define if it is a sort of innate quality or just the way we chose to look at things inside and outside ourselves. What is intuitively undeniable is that it has an intrinsic bond with the inner spaces of our minds…