Thursday, 10 December 2009

Friday, 20 November 2009

Drum n Bass as the punk of the 90's?


An informative Guardian article, by punk theorist and 'Englands Dreaming' author Jon Savage, that compares the socio-political impact of Shy FX's 'Sound of the Beast' at Carnival '94. It draws some interesting comparisons between punk and drum n bass.

It would be interesting to take Hedige's 'Subculture: the theory of style' and apply his ideas about punk to contemporary drum n bass. (Possible dissertation topic?)

Jon Savage on Shy FX

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Steve Bell on George Osborne: 'He's got a bum-nose'

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Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell on the joys and challenges of caricaturing Tory MP's. Brilliant stuff.

Objectification of Women in advertising


A controversial ad campaign by ulstertrader.com has brought this old chestnut back up for debate. What do you think?

Guardian article
http://blog.ionom.com/2009/09/04/sexist-sells/

A wealth of theoretical and contextual information to frame this debate can be found on this excellent resource-
genderads.com

Exhibitions In Manchester


There are some excellent exhibitions in Manchester at the moment. It would be well worth taking a trip over to get valuable research for your various Contextual & Theoretical Studies / Studio briefs.

Home Grown @ URBIS
Angels of Anarchy @ Manchester Art Gallery

Richard Miles will be running a trip on Fri 23rd Oct (details here) predominantly for Graphics & Vis Comm level 2 but all are welcome to attend.

'Nobody will give you freedom. You have to take it' Lisa Jaye Young (Meret Oppenheim review)


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Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Maxim Of The Day

Paul de Man, (1986) 'The Resistance To Theory', Minnesota, University of Minnesota Press, p.4

Turner Prize Shortlist Announced

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The dust from an atomised passenger-jet engine; freeze-dried cow brain; the skull of a sperm whale; the face of Kenneth Williams – there is no shortage of curious sources for the artists on this year's Turner prize shortlist, work by whom goes on display at Tate Britain tomorrow.

Guardian Article (Charlotte Higgins)

Guardian Article (Adrian Searle)

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Thursday, 1 October 2009

Leeds College of Art Film Club


A new society for all who are interested in making, analysing and watching challenging and cutting edge cinema. View the blog here for more info.

The inaugural meetings will take place-

Thursday 22nd October between 4.30 and 6.00pm in the Mosaic Café
Wednesday 28th October between 4.30 and 6.00pm in the Mosaic Café

If you can come along on either of these dates that will be great but don’t worry if you can’t as there will be other opportunities.

Thursday, 24 September 2009





Decode: Digital Design Sensations

8 December 2009 - 11 April 2010

@ V & A Museum, London

Monday, 7 September 2009

Light Night Leeds


Always worth checking out. A magical mystery tour of weird and wonderful AV happenings to guide you through the city at night.

Check out the full programme of events here.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Videogame Nation @ URBIS, Manchester



Videogame Nation @ URBIS, Manchester, 14th May-19th Sep

An interesting exhibition that should be of relevance to all BA (Hons) students in the School of Media & Design Communication.

Guardian Review

A quick brush up on your Game Theory should allow you to get even more from the exhibition.

Loads of free 80's video games to play on also. Manic Miner anyone?