Monday, January 13, 2014

A Most Apocalyptic Century

It's not just environmentalist that are given to gloomy thoughts.  Or perhaps environmentalists have a bigger impact on the culture than that are given credit for!

Here I have graphed the number of apocalyptic movies per year since the 1950s.  This decade is just building up a head of stream.  I'll be asking my students to discuss this today.... what does it all mean.

The data is here: List of Apocalyptic Movies.  It'd be useful to express the data as a proportion of the number of movies made each year (using the databases upon which the wikipedia list draws). 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Cemetery Poem

For Kathleen Keane

In the sleet I could not play tin whistle to the dead,
This dusk it was the dead who accompanied me instead.
/10 January 2014