Hugh McGuire

publishing, technology, media, philosophy, a bit of politics.

The Cognitive Life of Bacteria

The most fascinating bit of audio I’ve heard in a long while, The secret life of bacteria – small, smart and thoughtful, from Australian Radio National: We can´t survive without them — and we´ve long underestimated their prowess. Controversially, bacteria could even have cognitive talents that rival our own. Predatory behaviour, cooperation, memory — Jules […]

How Fiction Works

What a wonderful, elegant little book, by James Wood: [openbook booknumber=”0374173400″]