Category Archive: Misc

Forget whether it’s art, I don’t even know what Jonathan Jones thinks a game is

Brief background: The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York has acquired some videogames for its permanent collection. Jonathan Jones then wrote a response blog for The Guardian saying that videogames aren’t… Continue reading

Beautiful information: London bubbles, plant altitudes and the ocean floor

Three very different and very beautiful pieces of data visualisation crossed my path today. One a map of London, another a visual representation of plants at different altitudes and the the last a… Continue reading

Thoughts on Dear Esther

I am: yet what I am none cares or knows, My friends forsake me like a memory lost; I am the self-consumer of my woes, They rise and vanish in oblivious host, Like… Continue reading

The Apprentice does street art: Standout quotes

Every now and again reality television series The Apprentice makes a foray into the art world. There’s something about the the fine art industry that seems to induce a fish out of water-style… Continue reading

Flickr darkens pics for #SOPA #PIPA protest blackout

Irritatingly I only saw this as the end of the day approached but Flickr are allowing users to symbolically darken their images to raise awareness for protests against #SOPA and #PIPA – the… Continue reading

Reality television – or something like it…

I’m a fan of reality television. I loved it back in the early days when you could try to pass it off as having an interest in psychology and I love it today when everyone… Continue reading

Cakey Perry – a high tea to melt your popsicle

Unless you’ve been hiding under a pop culture rock you’re probably familiar with the confectionery and cake fantasy that is the music video for be-wigged and be-latexed pop star Katy Perry’s California Gurls.… Continue reading

Octopus Monday: Tako plushie

I sometimes think I’m going to become “That woman with the thing for octopuses” to all my friends. Then I realise it’s already happened. Some friends (the lovely Alison and Tom to be… Continue reading

The marriage proposals of Eurovision

I was going to write a little about the heartbeat ident they used in this year’s Eurovision but I couldn’t decide if I liked it or not so here’s a quick snapshot of… Continue reading

With Twitpics embracing the dark side, who can you trust with your pictures?

I try to keep up to date with copyright law- after all as journalist, a photographer and a blogger it has the power to significantly affect my personal and professional life. That said, it was… Continue reading