Selective democratisation of the arts: who needs your book, song, painting? No one, that’s who

When Toni Morrison said ‘write the book you want to read,’ she didn’t mean everybody. (Fran Lebowitz). I recently saw this statement in a social media feed. Momentarily I thought someone had singled something pithy out of the current Lebowitz programme being screened on UK television. But on a quick Google search I realised this is a billion-shared meme. Which...

Smart Learning really is a thing

Catching up on current happenings in smart urban creative and learning initiatives using digital interactions to engage with place and the city I’m following up again on my continuing academic assertion that situated digitally mediated creativity, perhaps especially writing (aka writing the smart city, hyperlocal publishing, ambient literature, twitterature …) is a real opportunity for learning and engaging with place...