Will Wiles writes about architecture and design. His debut novel, Care of Wooden Floors (2012), won a Betty Trask award, and his second novel is The Way Inn (2014). He lives in London.
Stories and literature
Walk the lines
Can walking the city streets still be liberating, when every path is paved with literary quotations and artistic prefiguring?
Computing and artificial intelligence
A new wave of videogames offers lessons in powerlessness, scarcity and inevitable failure. What makes them so compelling?
The concrete tangle
The urge to tidy up cities is deadening – let’s celebrate the tangled chaos and honky-tonk energy that keep them alive
Information and communication
With a flood of dark memes and viral horror stories, the internet is mapping the contours of modern fear
The machine gaze
As the boundaries between digital and physical dissolve, can the New Aesthetic help us see things more clearly?