Articles By: Charlotte Walsh

THE MACHINE STOPS

THE MACHINE STOPS
Anybody who uses the Internet should read E.M. Forster’s The Machine Stops. It is a chilling, short story masterpiece about the role of technology in our lives. Written in 1909, it’s as relevant today as the day it was published. Forster has several prescient notions including instant messages...
March 22nd, 2010 | Arts | Read More

Drugs & the Internet: Cyberdellic (R)evolution

Drugs & the Internet: Cyberdellic (R)evolution
This is a transcript of a talk by Charlotte Walsh at Retox Seminar earlier this month: Drugs & the Internet are inextricably and symbiotically entwined. Indeed, the very origins of the Internet are bound up with the exuberant experimentation with psychedelic drugs that took place in Silicon Valley...
February 4th, 2010 | Science & Technology | Read More

The Price of Prison

The Price of Prison
Locking up a criminal in police stations to alleviate prison over-crowding costs as much per night as a week in the Canary Islands, figures show. The most obvious solution to alleviate this social and financial burden would be to decriminalize the use of prohibited drugs such as Cannabis and Ecstacy....
February 2nd, 2010 | Social Insight | Read More