By Rosie Miller The dreaded triptych of Brexit, COVID-19 and the Ukraine crisis has darkened the global economic landscape. Perhaps most significantly, it has provided a stark reminder of the transnational, interconnected nature of financial pressures within a globalised economy. Worryingly, humanitarian crises remain as pervasive as they are catastrophic: Afghanistan, South Sudan, Yemen, Pakistan,…
What the Fall of the Pound Means for the UK’s Economy?
By Kerrm Ahsan On Monday, September 26, the UK woke up to shocking news that the Pound Sterling had fallen to a record new low against the US Dollar. The pound fell to $1.03 dollars, after coasting on an average exchange rate of $1.26 for most of 2022. In the past few months the UK’s…
Will NFTs be the Future of Film Finance
By Ariane Lindsay NFTs, Non-Fungible Tokens, are beginning to make their way into the film industry. Because the concept is relatively new, it remains unclear where this may lead. According to The Guardian, Niels Juul, executive producer of Martin Scorsese’s film The Irishman, is making the first feature film funded fully by NFTs. Juul “has…
A Brief Social Analysis of the Modern Concept of Multiculturalism
By Edoardo Turco All over the world, events of violence and clashes between different ethnic groups due mainly to the propaganda rhetoric of the sovereigntists have brought the problem of multiculturalism and integration back into sharp relief. This is certainly not a new or Brexit- related problem in British society. Since the end of the…
China’s veil over sex education – or not?
By Otilia Meden
The Game Industry and its Influence on Contemporary Activism
By Eric-Ross McLaren
Has the Covid-19 Pandemic Induced Anti-Globalism in 2021?
By Armaan Gheewala
Hollywood Film Strike Likely Averted
By Ariane Lindsay In recent weeks, behind-the-scenes production workers in film and television have threatened to strike. Strikes rarely occur in the film industry; the last major labor protest was organized by the Writers Guild of America in 2007-08. Members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) are dedicated to their craft and…
Utility and Beauty: The Strange Bedfellows of Novel Indulgence
By Hanabi S Blackmoor “A house that has been experienced is not an inert box”–Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space What is the relationship between utility and beauty? Or more specifically, what is the relationship between economics and art? These questions arise when investigating the current conversations on Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) in the art market….
Coronavirus: the working-from-home variant
By Emily Dow
A Digital Dilemma: The NFT Challenge to Art Economics
By Michael J. Medina