As successive hurricanes rampage across the warming Atlantic seas, North Korea threatens further nuclear adventures, and the Trump administration ponders the vexed question of the wisdom of honouring the Paris Climate Accord, we can at least find consolation in our impeccable stewardship of the moons of Saturn.
An excerpt from a feature for the September 2017 edition of boom saloon magazine. The great Victorian social critic William Morris feared the industrial age heralded the end of skilled workmanship. But do emerging 3D printing technologies open possibilities for a new era of craft, realised through techniques Morris could never have imagined?
As Venezuela’s economy fails, the Chavista governments have resorted to increasingly crude measures to retain power. And yet no word has featured more in the rhetoric of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution than democracy. A look at Venezuela’s efforts to realise the old socialist ideal of the commune.