About

Welcome to my website.

Following Dr Marx, and others, my work aims are to understand the world (well enough), to help to change it, and to satisfy my creative/aesthetic inclinations in so doing. I aim to understand the present, projected and alternative futures, and the past, and to communicate a basic, practical understanding about current affairs and the natural world to interested (lay) persons.

My current work is mostly organised in three main projects which may be accessed via the site menu. Each contributes to achievement of these aims in some way. I imagine one of these, Letter from England, will be continuous, open ended, and my principal interest in future; it will remain in development for a while. The Naked Socialist and Regional Rides, by contrast, are ad hoc, documentary projects, already in progress and with some content already released.

I also curate a Library of works that have contributed to my understanding/enjoyment, and a Directory of institutions whose outputs I find interesting or useful in some way. In Gallery, I present collections of photographic and other images associated with projects and other work. In Bits and Pieces, I collect together a variety of the latter including recent and older media/arts production, writing, and presentations. Each item is properly introduced on a dedicated page.

Funding

If you can consider funding institutions or individuals directly, I would be very grateful for your support. For the moment, I am using Patreon.

https://www.patreon.com/jonathanoates

All content will remain accessible to the public via the website and other services as far as possible.

Please let me know if you have any questions.