Little Atoms 323 – 65daysofstatic & The Space Lady

April 22, 2014

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Paul Wolinski and Joe Shrewsbury are one half of 65daysofstatic, an instrumental band from Sheffield, as comfortable crashing samplers to mine glitches as they are putting guitars through too much distortion. Influenced by a technologically dystopian present and an apocalyptically likely future, they tend to be found filling venues, galleries or headphones with different kinds of noise […]

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Little Atoms 322 – Irving Finkel & Lucianne Walkowicz

April 19, 2014

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Irving Finkel is an archaeologist and Assyriologist, currently Assistant Keeper of Ancient Mesopotamian Script, Languages and Cultures in the Department of the Middle East at the British Museum. He’s also an expert on the history of board games, and the founder of the Great Diary Project. Irving is the author of numerous books, most recently The Ark Before Noah: […]

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Little Atoms 321 – FutureEverything 2014 – Adrian Hon & Emer Coleman

April 15, 2014

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Adrian Hon is CEO and founder at Six to Start, co-creators of the most successful smartphone fitness game in the world, Zombies, Run! Six to Start have won various awards for their game-like stories and storylike games, and their work has been displayed at the MOMA and Design Museum. He has spoken at the main TED conference in Monterey […]

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Little Atoms 320 – Charlotte Higgins & Seth Mnookin

April 12, 2014

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Charlotte Higgins studied Classics at Balliol College, Oxford and is the Guardian’s chief arts writer. She is the author of a number of books, including Latin Love Lessons and It’s All Greek to Me. Her latest is Under Another Sky: Journeys in Roman Britain, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize. Also this week, writer Seth Mnookin on the Richard Stark “Parker” […]

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Little Atoms 319 – FutureEverything 2014 – James Bridle & Eleanor Saitta

April 8, 2014

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James Bridle is a writer, artist, publisher and technologist usually based in London, UK. His work covers the intersection of literature, culture and the network. He has written for WIRED, ICON, Domus, Cabinet, the Atlantic and many other publications, and writes a regular column for the Observer newspaper on publishing and technology. In 2011, he coined the term “New Aesthetic”, […]

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Little Atoms 318 – Danny Dorling & Naomi Alderman

March 29, 2014

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Danny Dorling is Halford Mackinder Professor in Geography at the University of Oxford. He has worked both with the British government and the World Health Organization and is frequently asked to comment on current issues on TV and the radio. He has published more than twenty-five books, including Injustice: Why Social Inequality Exists and So You Think You Know About […]

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Little Atoms 317 – Zoe Pilger & Frank Swain

March 22, 2014

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Zoe Pilger is an art critic for the Independent and won the 2011 Frieze International Writer’s Prize. She is currently working on a PhD at Goldsmith’s college. Eat My Heart Out is her first novel. Also this week, writer Frank Swain on Gattaca.

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Little Atoms 316 – Rana Dasgupta & Sarah Ditum

March 15, 2014

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Rana Dasgupta won the 2010 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book for his debut novel Solo. He is also the author of a collection of urban folktales, Tokyo Cancelled, which was shortlisted for the 2005 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. Capital: A Portrait of Twenty-First Century Delhi is his first work of non-fiction. Born in Canterbury in 1971, he has lived […]

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Little Atoms 315 – Natalie Haynes & Justin Quirk

March 8, 2014

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Natalie Haynes is a writer, broadcaster, reviewer and classicist. She was once a stand-up comic, but retired when she realised she preferred tragedy to comedy. Always keen to be paid for what she would be reading anyway, she judged the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year in 2010, The Women’s Prize for Fiction in […]

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Little Atoms 314 – John Grindrod & Lynn Barber

March 1, 2014

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John Grindrod grew up in Croydon in the 1970s and has worked as a bookseller and publisher for twenty-five years. He has been published in the Twentieth Century Society magazine, has co-written and edited a book about TV, Shouting at the Telly, and contributed to a book on music, Hang the DJ. He runs the website dirtymodernscoundrel.blogspot.co.uk John is the author of Concretopia: […]

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