Sinead O’Sullivan: Democracy and choice are being destroyed by algorithms and influence-based platforms
Are we self-determinant human beings if we live and die by a busy schedule that is out of our control? Is self-determination derived from the invisible forces that compel us to move quickly and distractedly through the reflections of shop windows?
Finding joy can be hard. Sometimes, you just need to think like Eva: An essay by Sinéad O’Sullivan
My word of the year is joy. Because if there’s one thing I’ve now learned, it’s that joy is not the absence of the long winters, but the ability to surround yourself with the right people despite them.
Defence investing: I’m in the business of peace. It turns out that some comrades are in the business of war
Defence spending in the US is having a significant impact on the way in which the world’s wars are being fought. Effectively defence investors can take away a nation’s right to self-determination with their cheque books.
Sinead O’Sullivan: What the 5k Parkrun tells you about life – and the battle between men and women
The really weird thing is that we talk about business and careers and success as if it were a skill sport, whereas it’s actually a power-to-weight ratio sport. So, just like at the Parkrun, the odds are stacked in favour of men.
Art as part of us: Colin Davidson, IMMA and the crux of self-determination
This is the first in a three-part series on Self-Determination by Sinead O Sullivan following an invitation from the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) to help us reflect on the many complexities of our rapidly changing world.
Sinead O’Sullivan: Culture-Difference-Fear? Down with that sort of thing
For whatever reason, whether you like racing fast cars or crossing the street without looking, everybody is somewhat petrified of people and cultures from a socioeconomic class that is different to their own, let’s call it a Culture-Difference-Fear.
Season two of The Context: Part Six – Wasteland by Oliver Franklin-Wallis
Wasteland asks the filthy question of where everything we toss in the bin actually goes. It is an unlikely horror story that will haunt your daily life. In this podcast Oliver Franklin-Wallis talks about researching the book and investigating the bad actors that created our waste disaster.
Sinead O’Sullivan: What a trip to a public toilet tells you about the decline of real innovation
Innovation is not only poor, but it’s exhausting. That’s because there’s no real difference between innovation and capitalism anymore, something I think about every time I go to a public toilet or try to turn on a hob.