There is talk about video conferencing replacing meetings and educational lectures in universities. I think this makes too many assumptions, especially as things stand. Being obliged to use Zoom while also finishing a PhD based in virtual worlds, in which I considered how different online spaces interrelate, has made me think through why. It comes […]
Furillen was unusual – it sprang up and disappeared in a very short time. There was no fanfare for closure, and no time for a reprieve. And that was right. Gertrude Jekyll, the great garden designer of the early 20th century, never wanted her gardens preserved. Without the gardener, the garden ceased to be a […]
Furillen: “An island off the northeast coast of Sweden. Once a limestone factory, now a hotel. Remote, bleak, beautiful”. So it says in the information ‘about land’. And so it is. Furillen is based on a real place. If you want to find out more, these are links to [the hotel webpage has now gone] […]
In the flush of youth, mortality seems so far away, irrelevant even. Technology is like that too. We dig into programs seeing what they will do for us now, without really thinking what they might be like in a dozen years time. If that future was imaginable, it would probably have already been in the […]
Beautiful visually, as well as in its poetics and thoughts. We may not all be wanderers, but humans are irresistable travellers. Just some are more adventurous than others in the places they explore and discover. And we choose different places to go. ‘As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. […]
Well, I have taken space again with Artists4SL. I had a gallery there for a while, but they moved at a time when real life got busy and it was one too many things to think about. There are over seventy artists in there, so it’s well worth a look round.