Category Archives: Arts and Culture

Remix – It’s how our kids speak…

So I’m reading a book at the moment called Remix by Lawrence Lessig. He’s featured on this blog before because I found his book ‘Free Culture’ so brilliant and you can also watch his TED talk below where he outlines … Continue reading

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Word of the day…

I have defined the word of the day for Wordia.com In fact I did two so there is another one to follow soon… It’s all part of Poetry week. Still, there’s some great poets up there this month, defining some … Continue reading

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Home Made Culture…

Here is an extract of an essay written by Raymond Williams.  The title of the essay is ‘Art: Freedom as Duty’.  And the rather wonderful book in which this essay appears is called ‘Resources of Hope: Culture, Democracy, Socialism’. I … Continue reading

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Collective Intelligence but not in the classroom!

As we see and understand more about the transitional moment we are living in, we are seeing technology made increasingly available across the grass roots – we are seeing teenagers from their bedrooms contributing significantly to cultural production. As Henry … Continue reading

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It’s How Our Kids Speak…

Here are 2 clips I’ve found helpful. I’m trying to draw together some of the ideas around technology inparticular media convergence and participatory culture and how these ideas connect to thinking about cultural production and learning. this is nice… This … Continue reading

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‘The Rat Race’ – ‘Dog Eat Dog’ – ‘Swimming With Sharks’ – ‘The Pecking Order’.

‘The Rat Race’ – ‘Dog Eat Dog’ – ‘Swimming With Sharks’ – ‘The Pecking Order’. ‘A Sick Society’ and the problem with consumerism. The apparent problem posed by consumer culture is evident both in art and critical art analysis. The … Continue reading

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Success Culture, Money Culture: Why Performance Poetry?

A mind-map detailing notes on the dynamics of performance and poetry and what performance poetry might contribute to culture and people. [Jones A & Stephenson A (eds), Performing the Body / Performing the Text, 1999, Routledge] [Phelan P, Unmarked – … Continue reading

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