The movie video essay has become boring. The YouTube genre popularised by the now abandoned 'Every Frame a Painting' channel, has become stale. You know the videos; slow male voice stressing certain words to add some gravitas to what is being said, onscreen graphics that ease in and out onto brightly coloured backgrounds, and chill … Continue reading Movies with Mikey is the best Movie essay series on YouTube.
It’s becoming increasingly hard to balance my love of tech with my increased awareness of environmental issues that are directly impacted by the consumer electronics industry. Our world is burning, and the human race is turning a blind eye to what is happening. We keep eating copious amounts of meat, we take regular flights, and … Continue reading Technology Vs Environmentalism
Note: I started writing this as a list of all the things that Facebook has done wrong in 2018. It was a pretty bleak list (and quite honestly the Guardian has put together a better list than I could have) so I changed tack. Now it’s more of justification of why I’m on still on … Continue reading Why Am I Still Using Facebook?
I’ve fallen out of love with Apple. Let me explain. We have to go back to my teenage years. My Chemical Romance were at the peak of their popularity, YouTube had just been bought by Google, and the Nintendo Wii was released, catapulting console gaming into the mainstream. At that time Apple were still the … Continue reading I’ve fallen out of love with Apple. Let me Explain.