Will has written an original essay for ‘The Exchange’ – a collaboration between Crossed Lines and the Science Museum – exploring the impact of the iconic K6 telephone box and the 706L Modern Phone on both public and private communication and examines how these technologies continue to shape our understanding of the world.
Will’s recent talk for the Institute of Art and Ideas’ annual philosophy and music festival, HowTheLightGetsIn.
For his latest A Point of View on BBC Radio 4, Will Self discusses how the pandemic has affected our views of inheritance. Listen here.
Will is going to be on the Today programme on Radio 4 this morning at 8.50am discussing JG Ballard and the coronavirus lockdown. You can listen to the segment here at the 2hr 53min mark.
You can listen to Will’s recent Point of View on Radio 4 here, in which he talks about the disturbing story of what happened to a friend, recently detained in a London psychiatric hospital.
“Sitting at a bar, dabbling with a digital map on his phone, the man is approached by another. He ignores him but later discovers the stranger is connected to this phone map. Connected in a disturbing way …” Listen to Will reading his short story at the Radio 4 website here (available for 19 days).
Listen to Will Self reading his short story “The North London Book of the Dead” on Radio 4 here until 9 May. It was first broadcast in 1995.