The Secret Language of Creativity

It has been estimated that the vast majority of human communication is not only non-verbal it is also non-conscious. We often think about non-verbal communication simply in terms of body language, but in fact, it plays a major role in all forms of human communication… particularly in areas such as the visual arts, cinema, theatre,…

Death by Powerpoint

Originally designed as a sales presenter program, the rigid way in which Powerpoint forces information to be structured means that it can be a dangerous liability when used in complex situations where comprehension can mean the difference between life and death. Indeed it is widely thought that the rigid structure of Powerpoint that was -…

The Hubble images – deep space or deep fake?

Spectacular images with names like ‘Mystic Mountain’ and the ‘Twin Pillars of Creation' that have been produced by the Hubble Heritage Project have redefined how we imagine the universe around us. And yet, on closer examination, it would seem that the way in which these images are constructed, says more about the culture that created…

The truth and the detective

Human tribes are bound together by the stories they tell. And these stories reveal much about the hopes and desires, the fears and general preoccupations of those peoples to whom these stories belong. In the West for the past century or so, the most popular story is that of the detective and their search for…

Brer Rabbit and the ghosts of slavery

With palm trees swaying gently in the breeze and surf crashing upon miles and miles of golden beaches, Cape Coast is without doubt, one of the most beautiful places in West Africa. But there is a long dark shadow that falls across these golden sands. For here, standing on a rocky promontory like some brooding…