Dan. | Lighting designer, budding writer and graphical tinkerer. If you're a user of micro.blog, you can now follow these scribbles & notes @ micro.blog/digitalgyoza. Woo!
The end of 2019 not only ushers in a new year, but a whole new decade. 2020 still sounds like the realms of science fiction and far flung future, but yet here we are in the flesh, and the world looks set to be as bewildering, maddening and eventful as it's ever been. But what… Continue reading The DigitalGyoza Awards – 2019 in Review.
Not all is lost for a world gone wrong... The world is a weird and troubling place right now. (To be fair, its always been pretty weird, but right now feels especially boggling.) The current state of global affairs feels like satire adopted as policy. With fake news, alternative truths, and brazen offence in the… Continue reading James O’Brien’s How To Be Right
In the age of instant access, limited patience and diminishing attention spans, "social" exchanges are commonly reduced to that of few words at a time. The likes of Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger and Line have enabled us to mindlessly chat away with each other at the press of a button, but what does that do to… Continue reading SLOWLY Return to Meaningful Discourse
Spread The Word's London Short Story Prize 2019 is currently open for entries. The Prize was launched in 2013 to platform talented short story writers in London. They have published six anthologies, celebrated six winners, have run two London Short Story Festivals and profiled over 50 talented short story writers. The winner of the London Short Story… Continue reading Spread The Word’s London Short Story Prize Open for Entries
So, for the best part of the past 48 hours, this has been my personal soundtrack. Many of us thought this day would never come, but here we are. After famously being so staunchly against the move to online music platforms, Tool have finally released their full discography onto both digital download & streaming services.… Continue reading Music to My Ears – Tool’s Digital Acceptance
Between sweltering record heatwaves, malfunctioning transport networks, trespassing dogs and national flood warnings, this week has been quite unusual to say the least. It's just typical that by the time the weekend comes around, the “glorious” temperatures that baked us alive on our fragile daily commute are replaced with greying skies and miserable torrential rain.… Continue reading In Other News #002
A novel worth writing should hold you to ransom. – Richard Skinner I've only just started reading Skinner's Writing A Novel, but this particular quote really resonates with me.
Season two of The Rain was a wild ride. As with music, the sophomore release is always perceived as more challenging, the original serving as a benchmark. However once again the creative team of Jannik Tai Mosholt, Esben Toft Jacobsen and Christian Potalivo delivers triumphantly. Picking up right from the end of the first season,… Continue reading When it Rains, it Pours – The Rain Season 2
Josh Malerman's Bird Box is a wonderfully crafted tale of modern-day survival against a deadly mysterious force of evil, woven with dread and the fear of the unknown from the get-go. I can honestly say it has been one of the most enjoyable reads for me this year so far. Whilst I'm not typically a… Continue reading Bird Box is a “Dreadfully” Good Read