Tag Archives: Nineteen Eighty-Four
Orwell’s frighteningly prophetic tale of totalitarianism run amok, is once again headed to the silver screen. Read more here.
SourceSecurity.com reports on one of the highlights of the George Orwell Festival: the well-received presentation from CCTV expert Stephen Burley which argued that: “Next-generation CCTV technology is shaping our future for the better”, complete with a demonstration of a cutting-edge … Continue reading
“During the past few weeks, I’ve spent somewhere between 50 and 70 hours lost in the world of 1Q84, the much-anticipated Haruki Murakami novel paying homage to George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four… Sorry, but I can’t be more precise.” – Mike … Continue reading
Review on Salon.com of John Rodden’s new book The Unexamined Orwell which examines the legendary status the Nineteen Eighty-Four author has achieved since his death…
Daily Mail journalist and commentator Peter Hitchens – star panellist of the George Orwell Festival Debate ‘What would Orwell write about today?’ that took place in Letchworth in front of a capacity audience last Friday evening – has blogged about … Continue reading
Orwell’s surviving nephew and nieces remember their ‘Uncle Eric’ in this Times & Star article…
CCTV that can automatically monitor criminal behaviour and track suspects is being developed by researchers at Kingston University, who have created a system that uses artificial intelligence to recognise specific types of behaviour, such as someone holding a gun, reports … Continue reading
Newcastle United midfielder/winger Joey Barton has reportedly been ostracised by the soccer club’s management after quoting Orwell in a sulky Twitter posting…
Yesterday’s Mail on Sunday ran a piece about Orwell’s childhood home in Shiplake going onto the market (see also Gofblog’s post of 19 July). The MoS story includes a quote from the property’s current owner, Orwell fan Mr Hakim Bursham.
In his latest Student Operated Press posting, Djelloul Marbrook recalls a comparison of Orwell and Aldous Huxley by cultural critic Neil Postman in his 1985 book Amusing Ourselves to Death that’s worth recalling: “What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. … Continue reading