Category Archives: Stuff like philosophy

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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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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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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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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