Chappie is interesting story about young robot who taken in by thieves and gangsters and led astray much like Pinocchio (1940). The film is set in Johannesburg and reveals the darker side the new South Africa. It brings introduces a few of it own ides and revisits some interesting concepts, so for example elements of… Read More Chappie (2015) by Neill Blomkamp
Moon by Duncan Jones is a cross between 2001 Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey and The Martian (2015), it has elements of Artificial Intelligence and corporate enterprise in space. It’s very much about the isolation which Bowie suggested his song were often about. It foretells speaking and interacting with computers as well as the possibility of… Read More Moon (2009) by Duncan Jones
This will become a collection of thoughts about education and to start us off a talk by Ken Robinson about the possibility that schools are taking away creativity.
The earliest computer game / TV game I can recall seeing was a game of Tennis and it was in a furniture shop in Westville call “Mack Nemees” there was some sort of device connected to a TV. I was probably about 10 or 11 years old. At about age 14 Hugh (my brother in… Read More The Games we played (or tried to play)
I liked the story which could be described as a simple ‘parable’ about dealing with change. I like the fact that it was short easy read which could easily be read in an afternoon. I choose instead to take 2 or 3 days over the book, reading short bits in the sunshine during lunch or… Read More Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
Probably one of the most popular radio programmes ever broadcast in South Africa. At home or in the car we would always find time to listen to these stories, I grew up before television (which when it did arrive never really excited me) and shortly after I was a teenager so Friday nights was filled… Read More Squad Cars – Springbok Radio
I grew up before TV (at least the country I grew up in did not have TVE) so the Radio play and important part in my life. Theater Five was ABC’s attempt to revive radio drama during the early 1960s. The series name was derived from its time slot, 5:00 PM. https://archive.org/details/OTRR_Theater_Five_Singles/ 1 Hit and… Read More Theater Five – 60’s ABC Radio Stories