Category Archives: I wonder…

Time to park…

The title of this post comes from a suggestion that was made to me recently by one of my employers. I currently do at least three things… I’ve always found the ‘what do you do?’ question difficult to answer and … 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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Drawing some points together… Art that doesn’t compete.

Drawing some points together… Art that doesn’t compete. So if we have a sociological context that is unjust and unhealthy, and if “one of Art’s jobs is to make us feel that more life is worth having”, then performance art, … 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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Small Media, Big Revolution…

What can be learned about the role of ‘small’ media communication in carrying an alternative and subversive ideology?  These notes explore the strengths of grass-roots communication and pose the question – can any of these lessons and this theory be … Continue reading

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How Is Consumerism ‘Damaging’?

Some notes into the symptoms of our consumer culture and how consumerism can be said to be ‘sick’…

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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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