Will Wiles
Author, freelance

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.

Written by Will Wiles

Peregrinations. A Samuel Beckett mural, Notting Hill, London. Photo by Carlos Sanchez Pereyra/Getty
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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?

Will Wiles

Courtesy of Big Robot Games/Jim Rossignol

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Computing and artificial intelligence
Hunger games

A new wave of videogames offers lessons in powerlessness, scarcity and inevitable failure. What makes them so compelling?

Will Wiles

When urbanism reaches a particular pitch of intensity; view towards Battersea power station, London. Photo by JH Images/Getty
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Architecture
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

Will Wiles

Slender meanings: ‘Atmosphere is the all-important thing' in weird fiction, wrote H P Lovecraft. Illustration by Lee Moyer

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Information and communication
Creepypasta

With a flood of dark memes and viral horror stories, the internet is mapping the contours of modern fear

Will Wiles

The world through robot eyes. Image courtesy new-aesthetic.tumblr.com

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Art
The machine gaze

As the boundaries between digital and physical dissolve, can the New Aesthetic help us see things more clearly?

Will Wiles