The HKRB editing team attended the first annual Melon HK, reflecting on the place of sci-fi in rapidly developing technological capitalism.
Stephen Lee Naish discusses the revenge of analog, looking beyond nostalgia to consider the politics and class issues involved in returning to the old stuff.
Adam Steiner discusses his contribution to a new guide to the Snap Election, considering the political and philosophical importance of the NHS.
Mike Cormac discusses the future of China and a variety of ways to approach it, considering the myths at the foundation of the various world powers.
Chinese and Western mobile innovations offer new possibilities for state and corporate control of the populace and show that from a certain psychoanalytic perspective, some our consciousness is already uploaded.
Jeremy Simmons considers a new volume of poetry from Hong Kong, which reveals the pretentiousness in all of us.
Thomas L. Lynn, Jr. discusses Tariq Ali’s latest, exploring the contemporary significance of Leninism and the individual stories of the revolution.
From 4Chan to Tumblr, Nicolas Hausdorf considers the possibility of a political anthropology of our networked society.