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Susie Wild is a poet, writer, journalist, critic, lecturer, festival organiser and editor based in Cardiff. Her debut poetry collection 'Better Houses' is out now through Parthian Books. 'The Art of Contraception' was her first book. It was long-listed for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2011 and won 'Fiction Book of the Year' in the Welsh Icons Awards 2010. Her Kindle novella 'Arrivals' was released globally through Parthian Books in May 2011. She edited the illustrated short story anthology 'Rarebit' for Parthian's 21st birthday, released December 2013. Illustrated by John Abell. She is Publishing Editor at one of Wales' Leading Indie Publishers, Parthian Books. @Soozerama

Friday, 27 May 2011

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

I watched part one of this new documentary series today. "A series of films about how humans have been colonised by the machines they have built. Although we don't realise it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computers." 

You can watch it on iPlayer here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b011k45f/All_Watched_Over_by_Machines_of_Loving_Grace_Love_and_Power/

Ayn Rand features in the film, in fact she's all over the media at the minute.

I've also been reading quite a lot by Slavoj Zizek, the Slovenian philospher, including older articles like this 2006 one for The Guardian 'Is this digital democracy, or a new tyranny of cyberspace?'http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2006/dec/30/comment.media

In other news, there's a bit of a sneak preview of my novel-in-progress in Issue 3 of The Lampeter Review, out now: http://lampeter-review.com/

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