Beauty and Logic: The Mechanical Brain and its Consequence for Aesthetics

Never more frighteningly evident than during our radically transformative digital age of website coding, computer programming and smart technology, the resemblance of man and machine hovers ominously over the concept of beauty and the creation of art.

Artist Education

If we are all born as creative beings, then what stops us from remaining artists? How do you educate an artist?

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On Leaving Art School

There is nothing else that motivates me in the same way, so why would I not choose to pursue it?

Steven Gerrard: Sporting Consciousness

You could sit for hours and watch reels of 40-yard passes where even the ball seems conscious it’s involved in something spectacular so that it wants to stop, and hang in the air a millisecond longer than it should, just to enjoy the view and the sound of the crowd, inevitably murmuring with pleasure.

The ‘Look-Up’ Nation

This is the way we have been taught to live our lives. A question pops into our head and within seconds at the click of a button we are staring at thousands of answers from thousands of websites, companies; people from all over the world.

STAR WARS: Science-Fiction and the Enduring Nerd

For a number of years I have struggled with the notion that I might be a nerd.

Questions on Michael Haneke

When was the last time you watched a film and left saying: ‘Wait…who did it?’ or, ‘But…what happened to her?’ or ‘Huh? But what happens now?’ If you have ever seen a film by Michael Haneke, you will have left the cinema with many of these unanswered questions.

About Time: New Year Around the Globe

“No one ever regarded the First of January with indifference. It is that from which all date their time, and count upon what is left…New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday.”

Charles Lamb, ‘New Year’s Eve’, The London Magazine, January 1821

The Resolution Disillusion

What are your resolutions for 2015?

Fuerzabruta: The Postmodernist Spectacle

It is an extravaganza; a series of breath-taking visual spectacles in a kaleidoscopic array of colours and materials, within a mobile set which relentlessly contorts all sense of physical space and surrounding.

King Gizzard, Goat and Neutral Milk Hotel

Three great gigs in 2014

Life Drawings

By Cynthia Yantung Wong