Category Archives: Stuff like politics

In response to Rog Mitchell on 24th October 2010

You know when you read something or hear something and it just sound right. In fact in sounds so right in your gut that it’s hard to comprehend that there is anyone anywhere who doesn’t think that way, or at … 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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Detrimental Accountability…

Teach First have published a research paper which outlines why the current system of school accountability is “Unfit for purpose and detrimental to learning and teaching”. Assessment driven schooling may well help us to catorgorise schools in league tables and … 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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Project Proposal – Performance and Poetry: Resisting the Commodification of Political Art.

Rationale, Aims and Objectives. As a performance poet, my cultural context has been in hip-hop MC-ing, and the urban music subculture. My poetry is often rhythmic, electronically produced and arranged over looped samples. My artistic intention is to ask questions, … 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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