Tuesday, October 26, 2021 | RECENT NOTES

Community arts & cultural democracy

I have found myself spending some time at the old Community Arts Network website recently. The link at the beginning of this note leads to a list of articles and reviews curated by the Community Arts Network.

You could spend several days reading through as much of the material here as you can, and still leave a trove of useful material unread.



Note to self: when a dragon or a serpent eats its own tail it forms a symbol usually known as an Ouroboros.

This symbol has a long history that starts in China, passes through Ancient Egypt, and goes onto to include gnosticism and alchemy.


Monday, October 25, 2021 | THE TIME OF DAY


Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | ESSAYS

Universities’ mindsets lie at the heart of much of the current digitalisation debate

Nathalie Hyde-Clarke and Owen Kelly report from a symposium on Digitalisation, Future Universities and Society, organised by the Swedish School of Social Science, at the University of Helsinki.

They argue that augmenting intelligence through the creation of digital and social tools will offer our best chance of delivering the best of the digital while avoiding the perils of seeking to replace social interaction with simulations and AI-driven virtual environments.