Distraction Therapy 075 – Emergent Arts and Media

20 August 2022 Rob Watson 0

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | TuneIn | RSS | MoreRyan and I caught up for a coffee again this morning, to find out what films and books we’ve been reading. We chatted about how forms of media can be thought of as emergent, and considered […]

What is Emergence?

16 August 2022 Rob Watson 0

What does it mean to be emergent? What are the characteristics properties of something that is in the process of emerging? What is emergence and what is non-emergence? Working out what is meant in practice by the idea of emergence is important, for it helps our understanding of the notion of metamodern phenomenon, as they […]

Metamodernity in Capitals

25 July 2022 Rob Watson 0

On Sunday I visited Nottingham Contemporary to have another look at Life on the CAPS, an audiovisual exhibition by Meriem Bennani. The premise of the exhibition is that at some time in the future, on an island in the middle of the Atlantic, people will be enhanced by biotechnology that will enable them to travel […]

Distraction Therapy 058 – Lucy Stevens Sound and Visual Artist

18 January 2022 Rob Watson 0

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | TuneIn | RSS | MoreIt was lovely to have an early morning walk in the frost with sound and visual artists Lucy Stevens. We walked through Leicester’s Aylestone Meadows and Lucy told me about how she approaches here work, how […]

Bauhaus Beyond in Nottingham

25 October 2019 Rob Watson 0

Yesterday I visited Nottingham Contemporary to have a look at the latest exhibition ‘Still Undead: Popular Culture in Britain Beyond the Bauhaus.’ The exhibition “explores how Bauhaus ideas and teaching lived on in Britain, via pop culture and art schools.” If we ever need to reflect on how we have come to live in the […]