Tuesday, 20 May 2008

SiouxWIRE Snippets 9.0

Cannes: The decline of the world's leading film festival
Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent
Busy, expensive, and bureaucratic?

Wines Pleasures: Are They All in Your Head?
Eric Asimov, The New York Times
As an art, the perception of wines is dependent on more than what's in the bottle.

There's Beauty in Limbo
Chloe Veltman, ARTSJOURNAL
How should we approach unfinished artworks and why do we feel compelled to finish them?

Older Brain May Really Be a Wiser Brain
Sara Reistad-Long, The New York Times
"When older people can no longer remember names at a cocktail party, they tend to think that their brainpower is declining. But a growing number of studies suggest that this assumption is often wrong."

Little Orphan Artworks
Lawrence Lessig, The New York Times
"In a digital age, knowing the law should be simple and cheap. Congress should be pushing for rules that encourage clarity, not more work for copyright experts."

Hearing music that isn't there
The British Psychological Society, Research Digest Blog
An interesting piece on musical hallucinosis.

“I see a new, pervasive and global condition of fundamentalist violence directed against dissident images and thought”

Chris Bratton, The Art Newspaper

1 comment:

Betty C. said...

I read the New York Times article on wine and wasn't that surprised, even though I'm quite into wine.

Friends and I once bet that we could definitely tell the difference between a "high-quality" dark beer and a normal Oly with our eyes closed -- we couldn't.

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