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String, post-its and dancing bots: Mozilla Festival 2016

Yet another Mozilla Festival has come to an end.  This year I presented for the first time, delivering a session on network evaluation methodology.  The lead analyst for Mozilla’s Leadership Network, Arliss Collins, co-presented with me on Mozilla’s approach to network evaluation.  Before the session we both agreed that as it was a methodology session … Continue reading

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The Love and Devotion of Ridley Smith: Review for Everything Theatre

I reviewed The Love and Devotion of Ridley Smith for Everything Theatre: A new play supported with funding from IdeasTap and Arts Council England, The Love and Devotion of Ridley Smith tells the story of a young stockbroker confronting the moral quandaries of his profession. Tom Machell plays the winsome, naive Ridley as an overgrown schoolboy who realises … Continue reading

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The Love and Devotion of Ridley Smith: Review for Everything Theatre

I reviewed The Love and Devotion of Ridley Smith for Everything Theatre: A new play supported with funding from IdeasTap and Arts Council England, The Love and Devotion of Ridley Smith tells the story of a young stockbroker confronting the moral quandaries of his profession. Tom Machell plays the winsome, naive Ridley as an overgrown schoolboy who realises … Continue reading

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Dennis Hopper’s The Lost Album at the Royal Academy of Arts

At the Royal Academy of Arts exhibition of Dennis Hopper’s photographic collection The Lost Album I heard one apparently disenchanted visitor saying, “This is just like walking through an exhibition of all my Instagram photos.” The photos really do have the kind of candid, autobiographical feel that is like a collection of contemporary phone camera … Continue reading

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Dennis Hopper’s The Lost Album at the Royal Academy of Arts

At the Royal Academy of Arts exhibition of Dennis Hopper’s photographic collection The Lost Album I heard one apparently disenchanted visitor saying, “This is just like walking through an exhibition of all my Instagram photos.” The photos really do have the kind of candid, autobiographical feel that is like a collection of contemporary phone camera … Continue reading

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Dark Rides

I recently went to the Tate Britain for the first time while some friends from the States were visiting.  I enjoyed our walk around its placid galleries–a wonderful way to spend a cloudy afternoon.  But I admit it wasn’t the most compelling collection of art I’ve ever seen, though there are a few standout pieces. … Continue reading

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The Ice Bear

I don’t know if you’ve ever carved an ice sculpture. Neither had I until last Saturday, when my flatmate dragged me out to the London Ice Sculpture Festival at Canary Wharf. The large ice sculptures around us gave an overarching impression of grace and majesty, like silent statues of dancers. This did not in any … Continue reading

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Anthropological Anxieties

I’ve been watching Grayson Perry’s series on the English class boundaries around ‘taste’ (titled helpfully ‘In the Best Possible Taste’). His research was ultimately aimed towards creating six large tapestries, but as the techniques he’s using to do the research are largely anthropological in nature it brought home for me again some of the anxieties … Continue reading