Monday, 9 July 2007
SiouxWIRE Snippets 4.0
Another fresh batch of links to various articles of interest from the last fortnight:
My life as a smoker (audio slideshow)
Alan Sillitoe, BBC News
Alan Sillitoe reminisces on a life of cigarettes as a ban on pub smoking looms.
Who is an artist(and who decides)?
Joerg Colberg/Ed Winkleman, Conscientious / Edward_ Winkleman
The scientist who can't bear to be called an artist
The novelist who got beaten up by his own characters
Giles Foden, Guardian Unlimited
A French author has been assaulted by the neighbours he wrote about. What are the responsibilities of writers who describe people still living?
Art on the cutting edge?
Brigitte Werneburg, Sign and Sight
Is today's art no more than the fashion of the day? Are there only niches in art, each with its own cutting edge?
Dreaming in code
Andrew Blum, Metropolis Magazine
Jonathan Harris distills the Web’s infinite avalanche of thoughts, facts, and feelings into exquisitely framed portraits of humanity.
Save our film heritage from the political vandals
Colin MacCabe, Guardian Unlimited
The dismantling of the British Film Institute.
Louis Menand, The New Yorker
Are the wrong people voting?
The perpetual myth of free energy
Professor Sir Eric Ash, BBC News
"Marvelous things can happen in this world."