Amil Mohanan

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In a previous post, I looked at data from the HPI Index, and discussed the impact of the Great Recession and subsequent government policies on the movement of house prices.

I have recently been playing with Bokeh in Python recently with one of the most important barometers of national progress, the ONS UK House Price Index. I look at what happened to house prices in Outer London since the Great Recession of 2008 and see if I can find any trends.

We have been working on a project in Geography and Environment at Loughborough University over the last year to build a set of digital resources for fundraising and development in African Universities. I got to work on everything from archival research, podcast production and app development in React Native. I’m really excited to see how people make use of it.

Everything you wanted to know, but were afraid to ask about A Thousand Plateaus

Feb 21, 2018

Brain Massumi’s preface to the Chinese translation of A Thousand Plateaus is work of art in itself. I reckon it would probably have saved me a few years trying to figure out some of the details in the book. I tried to read one of Massumi’s older articles called ‘Becoming Deleuzian’ but I was put off by his style of writing at the time. This article on the other hand is really clear.

I remember being drawn to a photograph of an advertising display in Times Square, New York displaying the words ‘Protect me from what I want’ by the conceptual artist Jenny Hozler a few years ago. I laughed at the irony of buying it from the gift shop of the V&A, where I had seen it as part of their Postmodernism exhibition. Han’s book opens with the same quote from Holzer, and investigates another case of philosophy playing catch-up with art.