Category Archives: photography

The purpose of art is to stop time

Our trip to London this weekend turned into very much a trip into its arts history. The Muybridge exhibition notwithstanding—that had been our original motivation for going—we spent most of our time looking at references to and images of long-dead … Continue reading

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Nothing new under the solarisation

This weekend we went to the Muybridge Exhibition at Tate Britain, now sadly closed. Eadward Muybridge is most well known for his pioneering work in Victorian stop-motion photography: think multiple miniatures of horses, naked runners and people boxing. But before … Continue reading

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It's Larry Lessig on the Cluesaphone, paging the music industry

Having an opinion diametrically opposed to a noted professor has hardly impeded politicians in the past, but you’d like to think it was worth our glorious leaders noting that almost everyone except the big music companies and their free-bun infrastructures … Continue reading

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It's a family affhair

Speaking of the pramfaced, supernumary-nubbined, estuary-affected, counting-down-to-first-pregnancied daughter of greasy E L Wisty of rock Keith Allen, Lily Allen, I saw her calendar drastically reduced in The Works on Cornmarket today: you can buy it via Amazon if you really … Continue reading

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You won't see this on Ready, Steady, Cook!

One for j4: special chutney available on George Street. This is what you came back to Oxford for, right?

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