James Aylett

James makes stories with words, film and internet technology. Occasionally, for money or misguided love, he works at excitable web startups or established megacorps and ends up trying to tell stories in org charts and powerpoint decks. Based in London, UK, he likes foreign cities, fine wine, and space travel, but can't afford any of them.

James Aylett’s Dispatches

  1. All Politics Is Social. Or At Least It Might Be, In 30 Years

    A report by James Aylett, 10:49 p.m. November, 24 2012

    Over the summer, a largely uninteresting study from the Pew Research Center broke down how the two presidential candidates were using social media.

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  2. Rescuing the Killjoy State

    A report by James Aylett, 6:55 a.m. November, 6 2012

    For today, and today alone, the nation's eyes are on Ohio. Lines of voters snake round blocks that on any day most of us wouldn't know exist. Voter suppression stories ...

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  3. You Didn't Code That

    A report by James Aylett, 1:07 p.m. October, 26 2012

    From radio between the wars, to television in the 60s, and video discs in the 80s, the political campaign that can figure out how best to use the day's technology ...

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  4. The things we put in our mouths

    A report by James Aylett, 5 p.m. October, 10 2012

    In the UK this week, a young woman had to undergo major surgery after drinking a cocktail made with liquid nitrogen. The same liquid nitrogen that can flash-chill shot glasses ...

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  5. Domestic Terrorists Take Their Cue From Fairytales

    A report by James Aylett, 3:53 p.m. August, 29 2012

    Four current and former members of the US military have been arrested over a plot to assassinate the president and overthrow the government under the secret organization name FEAR (Forever ...

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  6. School House Glock

    A report by James Aylett, 2:19 a.m. August, 20 2012

    It's hard to keep everyone happy, but it's even harder to keep absolutely no-one happy. And yet the University of Colorado, in creating a special dorm for students with concealed ...

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  7. Romney Approves Self-immolation

    A report by James Aylett, and James Kotecki, 11:06 p.m. August, 3 2012

    With Obama’s gaffe about businesses not being built by their founders still ringing in the public conscious, the rhetoric of the Romney campaign has rapidly turned into a simple split: ...

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  8. No Jobs For Old Space Men

    A report by James Aylett, 5:59 a.m. July, 25 2012

    This year's election is going to be all about the economy. Or job creation. Or about Batman. Or maybe the economy and jobs. And Batman. And for that matter, I'm ...

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  9. The Church Of England May Approve Female Bishops

    A report by James Aylett, 11:59 p.m. July, 9 2012

    Oh, England. Rainy weekends. Tea. Cricket. Village fêtes where the local policeman wins the tombola, then has to escort the vicar home because of Mrs. Hammond's punch leaving him a ...

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  10. Uk Worries About Spiralling Cost Of Free Health Care

    A report by James Aylett, 1:16 a.m. July, 5 2012

    In the light of the Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act, lots of attention is focused on what it actually means. Will insurance costs go up or down? ...

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