This week, we’re reflecting on the romance of an unsolved mystery, what it takes to be truly ‘off grid’, and the ethics of using technology to find someone who doesn’t want to be found.
“SOMETIMES the most alluring stories we tell are the ones with the details left out. Objects and faces can be prettier in the half light. We see a faint shape and we add the lines and shadows we want. We hear one part of a story and add another part that we hope might be true”
Trigger warning: these articles contain descriptions of a man’s unexplained death, and reference domestic abuse.
- Nicholas Thompson, “A Nameless Hiker and the Case the Internet Can’t Crack” and Thompson’s follow up piece:
- ‘The Unsettling Truth about the “Mostly Harmless” Hiker’
“Time” and Place
- Wed 12 May, 1 pm
- Zoom: Link (Password: pagebreaks)
Looking forward to seeing you all again soon! This event is run by Dorothy Butchard and Toria Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com). Please email us if you have any questions, but you’re welcome to just turn up.
About Page Breaks
This is an informal weekly reading group within the Department of English Literature. All welcome! https://blog.bham.ac.uk/englitpostgrad/page-breaks/