Rationality and its discontents
Blunting the spur of the moment
The foolish cult of doing more
The paradoxes of getting back to Nature
Is that Big Data in your pocket, or…?
When should we automate our judgments?
4 October 2012
An extract from my new book, You Aren’t What You Eat, was published in the Guardian; another one at Hazlitt magazine; and another in the Herald. It is out now in the UK & Eire, Australia, and North America. More information and reviews now at the book’s own page here. Bon appetit!
YOU AREN’T WHAT YOU EAT
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Steven Poole writes words for books and newspapers, and music for films. You can send him an email.
Why is everyone so obsessed by food? How did we become a culture of infantile gluttons? This book explains everything.
It's my book about political language in the era of the war on terror, that has its own website. There are a great many words over there.
It's my book about the aesthetics of videogames, and was also a column in Edge magazine, and a BBC TV documentary.