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But is it art? It depends where you look!

A reply to Bryan Appleyard. The Sunday Times Culture Supplement

Far be it for me, a humble yet art-world weary arts practitioner, to point out the bleeding’ obvious to Bryan Appleyard and Waldemar Jauszczak, (Sunday Times. 218 more words

Art

Luddites versus machines. Is there a middle ground?

Further to two recent posts on technology and employment, how robots and computers, and eventually artificial intelligence, will replace an ever increasing range of skilled and unskilled jobs, is… 450 more words

Economy

Why work for nothing? (3)

Person of Interest is on one level a slick bit of US TV pap. But it’s found itself in an interesting position in the light of Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA. 1,083 more words

Writing

Why work for nothing? (3)

Person of Interest is on one level a slick bit of US TV pap. But it’s found itself in an interesting position in the light of Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA. 1,083 more words

Minds, machines and business models (2)

Since the industrial age, the machine has been the model for business (explicitly in the work of the late 19th century management theorist Frederick Winslow Taylor, whose thinking, though hardly fashionable or explicitly embraced, still dominates management ideas). 908 more words

Writing

Minds, machines and business models (1)

Neuroscience raises a question about the possible distortions of the models we use to organise and shape our knowledge. With neuroscience it is quickly necessary to think about the relationship between observable brain functions and consciousness. 1,010 more words

Writing

It's not rocket science

This popular expression, which I often use myself, is actually based on a false premise. As Bryan Appleyard remarks in his book, The Brain is Wider than the Sky, ‘ “It’s not rocket science” is often said to suggest that something is very simple. 120 more words