Insecurity Cameras: Nye Thompson, Surveillance Art and the Making of Modern Anxiety

Rhodri Hayward is Reader in the History of Medicine at Queen Mary University of London and a founder member of the Centre for the History of the Emotions. His current research into tidying up, time management, and emotional health is … Continue reading

Kleenex tissues and the meaning of ‘epiphylogenesis’

Sipping water or blowing your nose it’s hard not to realise the extent to which our emotions are sustained by commercial products.  Kleenex tissues, in a campaign masterminded by J. Walter Thompson, claim to make possible “the cleansing of the … Continue reading