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Young photographers (16-25): DigiSwarm needs you… http://ow.ly/2e39o

Young photographers (16-25): DigiSwarm needs you... http://ow.ly/2e39o
Jul 20

Most Listened To (Week Ending 2010-7-18)

Most Listened To (Week Ending 2010-7-18):
  1. Dimlite (94)
  2. Dorian Concept (16)
  3. Mice Parade (16)
  4. Prefuse 73 (10)
  5. Ty (6)

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Jul 19

"I used to think when I was younger and writing that each idea had a certain shape and when I started…"

“I used to think when I was younger and writing that each idea had a certain shape and when I started to study Greek and I found the word morphe it was for me just the right word for that, unlike the word shape in English which falls a bit short, morphe in Greek means the the sort of plastic contours that an idea has inside your all your senses when you grasp it the first moment and it always seemed to me that a work should play out that same contour in its form. So I can’t start writing something down til I get a sense of that, that morphe. And then it unfolds, I wouldn’t say naturally, but it unfolds gropingly by keeping only to the contours of that form whatever it is.”

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ANNE CARSON (via a bruise lifting)

Right. Time to learn a new language.

 
Jul 19

Curzon, Soho.



Curzon, Soho.

Jul 19

Have you voted for your preferred reps in the new Culture Forum? Voting closes today… (National Campaign for the Arts) http://ow.ly/2djcz

Have you voted for your preferred reps in the new Culture Forum? Voting closes today... (National Campaign for the Arts) http://ow.ly/2djcz
Jul 19

With the busy creative in mind, Kipu combines simple time-tracking and a social calendar with intuitive reporting… http://ow.ly/2bdrP

With the busy creative in mind, Kipu combines simple time-tracking and a social calendar with intuitive reporting... http://ow.ly/2bdrP
Jul 19

(via sniffyjenkins, cleversimon) I’m always a little…



(via sniffyjenkins, cleversimon)

I’m always a little squeamish about reblogging the full text of a poem, but hot damn. 

p.s. I’ve never really appreciated how beautiful the word “squeamish” actually is. Duly noted.

Jul 18

Waiting. Somewhere near Tottenham Court Road (London)



Waiting. Somewhere near Tottenham Court Road (London)

Jul 18

Oh, yeah. Posted some more Yashica shots on Flickr a while…



Oh, yeah. Posted some more Yashica shots on Flickr a while ago. Figured you might be interested. 

Jul 17

A window. Somewhere in London.



A window. Somewhere in London.

Jul 17

"Fear is like a crocodile, or a killer whale. It has the same untamable power, it has the same…"

““Fear is like a crocodile, or a killer whale. It has the same untamable power, it has the same ability to really ruin our day, or even our whole life, and because we don’t know how to engage with fear, we don’t know how to react and respond to it, we try to make a bargain with fear- we try to make this deal with fear. And the bargain that we try to make is: I won’t take any risks, I won’t do anything really drastic, and in return, fear is gonna let me have my little life.””

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– Chris Guillebeau, TEDxCMU

via Gluue

Jul 16

Call it love.



Call it love.

Jul 16

"…synchronisation is the difference between making a contribution or making a noise" http://ow.ly/2bcxo

"...synchronisation is the difference between making a contribution or making a noise" http://ow.ly/2bcxo
Jul 16

(via fasteater) Holga Digital? Purist, you may despair, and yes,…



(via fasteater)

Holga Digital? Purist, you may despair, and yes, you can question the philosophy of handicapping a digital tool to replicate the well-loved failings of Holga cameras, but I’d have one in my pocket in less time than you’d take to finish your well-formed, sensible argument. Good job, Saikat.

Jul 15

Back to the Southbank (London)



Back to the Southbank (London)

Jul 15

you work so hard to find your comfort zone, yet to produce greatness you have to continually work outside of it… http://ow.ly/2aEUh

you work so hard to find your comfort zone, yet to produce greatness you have to continually work outside of it... http://ow.ly/2aEUh
Jul 15

So here’s what’s real. Many of us (working poets) make a living by working on things…

So here’s what’s real. Many of us (working poets) make a living by working on things related to poetry. We teach, we run workshops, we manage community writing programmes, we devise crazy creative initiatives and apply for funding for them, we’re commissioned to respond to collections, archives and/or spaces, and so on. But the money’s running out. Even though there’s been talk of a recession, the school/institution/department you’ve been working with has been able to employ you up until now, and in theory, we’re moving out of the recession (albeit slowly), right?

Wrong. In many cases, that school/institution/department you’ve been working with has probably just worked through its available budget, and long hard decisions are being made about what’s really valuable to the organisation’s operations for the future. Spending is being slashed everywhere we look, and when you hear that government departments are being being asked to put forward plans for cutting their spending by 40%, you have to wonder how high up on the agenda arts related activities actually are and what will survive. Indeed, the Arts Council has reportedly been challenged to model cuts of 30% over the next four years. 

Now, I say this not to ring in the doom and gloom, but to challenge you to think: what will you have to do differently? There’s a stereotype of artists and creatives (particularly poets) that we’re particularly bad for managing our business affairs. Marketing and promotion, sales, business models, customer relations management - for most of us this kind of language is foreign and undecipherable. But we know the old truth - that the artist who survives and thrives isn’t necessarily the most talented or gifted, but rather the hardest working, the more canny. So what will you do to improve? What will you do to thrive in a potentially challenging economic landscape? 

Jul 14

Got an iPhone? Get Phone Disk. Free until September 1st. Thank me later. http://ow.ly/2aDh1

Got an iPhone? Get Phone Disk. Free until September 1st. Thank me later. http://ow.ly/2aDh1
Jul 14

Dear poets: are you really thinking about how you’ll survive the coming cuts in budgets and spending? We can’t live on words alone…

Dear poets: are you really thinking about how you'll survive the coming cuts in budgets and spending? We can't live on words alone...
Jul 13

Word Cup at the Contact Theatre, Manchester



Word Cup at the Contact Theatre, Manchester

Jul 13