A look at the cottage industry that has spun up around Downton Abbey and more broadly around the Edwardian version of Britishness it evokes. The story expands its scope to an analysis of the show’s significant impact on British television and its ability to generate global hits.
Ingress is an augmented reality game set in a world with two competing factions – The Enlightened and The Resistance. It involves people in the real world undertaking extraordinary acts of organisation and skill to wage a global war of daring missions, espionage and subterfuge.
An interview with the author of an unusual history book. It is the history of a great galactic conflict that involved many thousands of people and lasted several years. All the participants were real people, but the world they fought in – New Eden – was not.
An article that looks at how deep the special effects industry’s abilities run in changing the way that film and TV stars appear. Beyond simply documenting how this industry works, the piece raises some questions about what viewers actually want – reality or artifice?