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Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend is a freelance writer and editor. He is Articles Editor for King's Review magazine.

Chris Townsend is a writer and editor. His essays have appeared in the Paris Review, The Millions, Cabinet, and other magazines, and he is online editor for King's Review magazine.

Augmented Reality And Loneliness: Magali Barbé's 'Strange Beasts'

A new video entitled 'Strange Beasts' has been doing the rounds on social media this week. Directed by Magali Barbé, the film purports to be a trailer for the next generation of augmented reality gaming -- but in actual fact, it is a short fictional work, and a commentary on the increasing encroachment of virtual reality and augmented reality upon our lives.
31/03/2017 11:29 BST

Betting On A Trump Impeachment

What we find in the shrinking odds on Trump's impeachment is not necessarily a signal that his stint in the White House is nearly over, nor that his own luck has run dry. The numbers will shrink in step with the direction in which the bets are made...
20/02/2017 12:07 GMT

The Sequel That Eats Sequels: 'Jurassic World'

<em>Jurassic World</em> is a film about films. More specifically, it is a film about film sequels, and the expectations an audience has of film sequels. It plays on these expectations subtly, and, I think, rather brilliantly. Let me explain.
26/06/2015 17:22 BST

Pretend Art, Pretend Critics: Fabrice Le Nézet's 'Elasticity'

'Elasticity', as the internet was slow to realize, does not exist in any physical form, but only in the doctored photographs, video, and text which comprise Le Nézet's press release. As anyone who had commuted through Dalston Junction in the intervening time could have told you, there were no enormous concrete blocks hanging from the ceiling of that particular underground station.
11/08/2014 16:21 BST