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Antonio Damasio The Strange Order of Things, Hardcover

Book Review: Antonio Damasio's 'The Strange Order of Things', an Anthropological Journey

The Strange Order of Things by Antonio Damasio is a scientific work about feelings, and the part they have played in biology and culture. The often ignored connection between emotion and society, and our very lives, is finally given a spotlight. Starting from the cell, and an innate seeking to continue and endure, Damasio explains and supports […]

Amazon Bringing Iain M. Banks' Sci-Fi Novel Consider Phlebas to Series

Amazon Studios continues its push into epic, big scope series programming, securing global rights to bring Iain M. Banks' sci-fi adventure novel Consider Phlebas to series television. The first in the classic "Culture" book series is set to be adapted by Dennis Kelly (Utopia), with Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment (World War Z, Moonlight) producing […]

Rumour: Massive New Awards Show For San Diego Comic-Con To Recognise All Fan Culture

The word on the street is that we are about to get a brand-new, very well-funded awards show for San Diego Comic Con. I understand that high level talks are taking place between Jennifer O'Connell, Executive VP of Alternative Programming, Seth Lederman, Executive VP General Manager of the new streaming channel Comic-Con HQ and David […]

The Evolution Of Views – The Queer Culture Panel At C2E2

Alex Roberts writes for Bleeding Cool from C2E2, You don't have to look far to find queer characters and influences in the mainstream, but this certainly wasn't always the case. Geeks OUT, a not-for-profit organization focusing on empowering queer people in the "geek" communities, explored this notion in their Queering Culture: Mainstream Influences/Niche Art panel […]