S/He into Flesh: Skye & Kham Answer Our Questions

Artists Skye Reynolds and Khamlane ‘Kham’ Halsackda discuss their live Zoom performance piece ‘S/He into Flesh’. This conversation is based on questions by Ana Hine. Kham: So the first question is, “What were the circumstances that led to the ‘S/He into Flesh’ online screening with Tramway?” Skye: We arrived at an idea we were delighted... Continue Reading →

Nomadland – Film Review

“I am not homeless, I am houseless,” says Fern in Nomadland, the 2021’s Academy Award winner for Best Picture, adapted from Jessica Bruder’s novel Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century.In a style where the line between fiction and documentary is purposefully blurred, Nomadland explores the lives of people who have chosen the discomfort and... Continue Reading →

“The past dwells within our algorithms”

On International Women’s Day (March 8th), NEoN hosted a screening of Coded Bias, a documentary by Shalini Kantayya. Coded Bias explores the history and dangers, and biases of artificial intelligence (AI). It drives home the point that the reason algorithms are racist or sexist is because of the data that programmers feed them. Cathy O’Neill,... Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day Survival Tips

Valentine’s Day is upon us again. The holiday invented by greeting card companies often feels like it appears out of nowhere. Here we are struggling to shake off the January blues and suddenly we’re being bombarded with hearts, roses and chocolates. Have we found The One yet? Does it suddenly seem, as Joni Mitchell sings, that “The bed's too big / The frying pan's too wide”? Should we just turn our phones off for the day? Well, here’s some survival tips for those of us who are still trying to navigate the most commercially vacuous of holidays.

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