Magritte’s Paintings tell us more about reality than his surrealist label lets onRead More Magritte and the Divisive Moment
That a world exists independent of human thought is an assumption that has been notoriously hard to proveRead More The Universe in a Nutshell: A Simple Guide to Speculative Realism*
Bill Hicks says, ‘If anyone here is in advertising or marketing, kill yourself.’ The audience laugh, but Hicks insists that the statement isn’t a joke.Read More Marketing, Consciousness and Evil
Come Together is a record most British fans of the indie genre would know well as a track that straddles the boundaries of indie rock and acid house music. It’s a remix of a gospel-inspired Primal Scream track that appeared on their critically acclaimed ‘Screamadelica’ album of 1991, a collaboration between the band and house […]Read More We Know that Music is Music?
The singer Kelis has has some harsh things to say about the UK. At a London airport she was called a ‘slave’ and ‘kunta kinte’ and a ‘disgusting Nigerian’. In her words, the UK is ‘behind progression because everything is swept under the rug. People don’t talk about it. People don’t fight about it.’ She […]Read More Political Correctness
I’ve already written something around anthropomorphism and it’s a subject that continues to intrigue me since it plays such a central role in our visual culture. Another popular internet viral which has taken my eye is the smiling dog, a happy chap from San Jose which was caught on camera beaming in front of his […]Read More The Smiling Dog (what animals can teach us about being human)
Anger is trending on the anti-social networks. It’s been a long time since it felt so good to be angry, beef has been the bread and butter for many a creative, from Picasso’s wartime contortions to the angry young writers of the British new wave. It’s when the quivering hand welds the brush, camera or […]Read More Anger