Do we need a ‘digital detox’?

As a child of the 80’s, I feel I’ve experienced first-hand some important crossing points on the creep of technology into everyday life. I was really lucky to grow up with a family that invested in a home computer, starting with the BBC Micro from Acorn. This little beauty opened up a whole new arena…

St Jerome in his study

The National Gallery in London has two of my favourite paintings, both depicting the same scene: St Jerome in his study, rendering the Bible into Latin. The painting by Vincenzo Catena [c. 1480–1531] is probably my favourite of the two, depicted in figure 1, the other by Antonello da Messina [c. 1430 –  1479] as…