Art as Research. Research as Art.
Rilke on experience.
Art is a powerful tool for telling a scientific story. With many scientific fields dealing with the strangest of the animal kingdom—like creatures with a handful of eyes and bodies so different from our own—art can help us experience these hard-to-imagine parts of the natural world and shed light on new scientific discoveries.
Introducing quantitative and qualitative research.
How to go somewhere else in lockdown. Charlotte de Witte @ La Rotonde Stalingrad in Paris, France for Cercle
Exploring ideas from performance studies in relation to outdoor and experiential learning.
An interesting take on the problematic influence of the purity of conservationism and the impurity of development. From underground aqueducts to tree-bridges and fish that love sewage, indigenous customs could save the planet – but are under threat. Landscape architect Julia Watson shares her ‘lo-TEK’ vision
This is a great use of photography as research. Of particular interest is the power of the snapshot, the image we take without thinking, rather than the 'artistic' image we make through a deliberate act with a clear aesthetic, political or personal intention. Posting, showing or sharing a snapshot, however, is deliberate and gives us insight into the photographer as much as the thing being photographed.
Satellite images, internet speed and traffic information tell a whole new story about Covid-19. Exploring the idea of cyberspace as a digital place which is an adjunct to physical, analogue space. This article shows how understanding digital space changes our perceptions of analogue space.
Two great programmes on BBC Radio 4 today, Mon March 16th. There is stuff about Trump and Twitter Spats, American history, the role of popular movies in political or philosophical discourse or not, and an astonishing tale of the Astor Palace Riot in which Shakespeare and 'The English Actor' was responsible for the deaths of 31 rioting commoners at the hands of the US militia.