A short reflection on Kawah Ijen, Java – Lucy Hart

Kawah Ijen is an active composite volcano, located within the Pleistocene Ijen caldera, at the Easternmost part of Java island, Indonesia; the volcano complex is a group of small stratovolcanoes, constructed within the 20-km-wide caldera. This summer I was lucky enough to see Kawah Ijen for myself. Kitted with gas masks and walking boots, we ascended…

A New Universe? Zuckerberg and Oculus. Words by Louise DiLorenzo.

Mark Zuckerberg has been innovating new spaces for the virtual world since his first few weeks at Harvard University, so it’s hardly surprising that he is the brains behind this new journey with Oculus; derived for the Latin word meaning ‘eye’, Oculus is a technology that specialises in virtual reality and was bought by Facebook…

Urban Photo Festival: An interview with Lauren Finch by Zoe Rasbash

It’s an exciting time for cultural and political geographers. Critical practices are becoming influential in geographical discourse, with academics like our own Alan Ingram stressing their increasing importance. Urban Photo Fest, now in its 9th year, is photo festival at this cross section of academia and art. This year in November, their ‘photo village’, with…