By Esther Pickering:  Arts Editor


“War is peace.

Freedom is slavery.”

Ignorance is strength.” – George Orwell, 1984.

“Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.” – Aldous Huxley, … 761 more words


English 10: Animal Farm Ch. 5 + Orwellian Writing

Before I stamped in Ch. 5, we went over what happened in the chapter as it is a climactic moment stemming from building tension between Snowball and Napoleon i.e. 215 more words

English 10

SPAIN BOOK REVIEW: '1984 and the Spanish Civil War' by Paul Read

In 1937, George Orwell spent six months in Catalonia, witnessing the rise and fall of the popular revolution on the streets of Barcelona and Catalonia. Alone amongst his contemporaries, Orwell understood what the success or failure of that Spanish Revolution would mean for the rest of the world. 664 more words


Orwell and Huxley, Who Was Right?

George Orwell and Aldous Huxley wrote two of the most prophetic warnings in fiction, 1984 and A Brave New World, respectively. Orwell foresaw a world where classic government oppression would erode democracy. 270 more words


On love and order in We

This entry’s a bit of an experiment. It’s more about my impressions and thoughts about We than recent entries’ summary of what I’ve read and commentary. 862 more words


Tell Tale are back with Animal Farm

Tell Tale Return…

Animal Farm
28 – 31 Oct 2014
Arts Club, Seel St.

The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.

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TED Talk: What do we do with all this big data?

On September 23, 2014, I had the honor of presenting a talk on Big Data at TED@IBM at the SFJazz Center in San Francisco, California alongside an amazing group of people, including Altimeter’s own… 90 more words