Trouble of some kind

“On a chilly January morning 24 years ago, Corydon optometrist Jack Moss raised his new video camera to the sky over central Florida and captured one of the darkest moments in American space exploration the explosion of the shuttle Challenger. In the videotape, a stream of white smoke behind the climbing shuttle shoots into view… Continue reading Trouble of some kind

‘EXHALE’ by Mandy O’Neill

Norman Mailer has stated that boxing is a metaphor for life. Investment of time and energy in a tradition like boxing can be explained through the desire to achieve stability in a rapidly changing world. It may also engender a yearning for a more vital existence and a longing for authenticity. In this photographic work,… Continue reading ‘EXHALE’ by Mandy O’Neill

The National Campaign for the Arts

The National Campaign for the Arts in Ireland is a broad and inclusive coalition that reflects the scale, reach and diversity of the arts in Ireland today. Its membership has a national reach that includes major festivals, venues, producers and representative organisations in visual arts, theatre, film, dance, music, literature, architecture and collaborative arts. The… Continue reading The National Campaign for the Arts

On Convergence Culture

Henry Jenkins is the director, Comparative Media Studies Program at MIT. In this viral-info-snack he discusses the power of media in a 21 century trans-mediated world. A world where converging technologies and cultures give rise to a new media landscape. Love0

Mapping ‘The Truth About Crime’: Oxford Crime

A unique experiment uncovering crime in a typical British city Why did they choose Oxford? “We selected Oxford because it is as close as we could find to a typical British city. In terms of demographics, and particularly in terms of levels and types of crimes, it is typical of the national picture.” More at… Continue reading Mapping ‘The Truth About Crime’: Oxford Crime

Ru Kitch, Street Photography From The Punjab (1950-2000)

Until fifteen years ago the Ru Kitch photographers were a familiar sight on the streets of Pakistan. For the odd penny they photographed passers-by, in black and white, with the results available immediately. The term Ru Kitch – literally ‘extracting the spirit’ – refers to the way in which the photographer stuck his hand into… Continue reading Ru Kitch, Street Photography From The Punjab (1950-2000)