Did information overload end up swamping big brother?

Thursday, 12 August, 2010

In terms of their then future visions of the world, who made the more accurate predictions? Aldous Huxley, author of “Brave New World”, or George Orwell writer of “Nineteen Eighty-Four”?

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It’s been 60 years since 1984… is Big Brother with us?

Tuesday, 16 June, 2009

How relevant does George Orwell’s classic novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, which depicts a bleak dystopian future for humanity, remain 60 years after its publication?

The Competitive Enterprise Institute, which opposes increased regulation, used the anniversary to put out a press release arguing that “the crusade for global governance led by environmental activist groups in the name of combating global warming” represents a 1984-style threat to personal freedom today. The CEI has released a video clip based on the famous 1984-themed Apple Computer ad in which Al Gore appears as Big Brother lecturing a zombie-like captive audience in gray uniforms on the perils of global warming.

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How I made book cover artwork become part of the book itself

Thursday, 9 April, 2009

Graphic designer Alexander Charchar goes about creating a book cover for George Orwell’s classic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four that is representative of the novel itself.

I wasn’t trying to design something that I thought would sell the book better than any other cover designed. In fact, where I ultimately ended up would probably sell the least amount of books as only those who have read the story would understand the reference – and more importantly, it’s not a reference they would go hunting for on the shelves. No, I just wanted to try something that felt a little more fitting.

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