Had he been alive today, Keith Haring (1958-1990), the American artist and sculptor, would be celebrating his fifty-fifth birthday. Diagnosed… Read more Keith Haring and the Political Line
I’ve been reflecting on the role of monuments as Senate House Library is in its final days of hosting the… Read more Monuments as Cultural Memory
Around the centenary of the French composer Olivier Messiaen’s birth (2008), several new books on his music were issued but… Read more Messiaen the Messianic teacher?
Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) was an Italian painter, draughtsman and printmaker of Bolognese origin. In what is billed as ‘one of… Read more The Stillness of Morandi’s Still-lifes
Britten at 100 As we celebrate the centenary of the birth of Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), the English composer, conductor and… Read more Britten and the love that dare speaks its name
“I see for the others. That is to say I put down on the canvas the sudden visions which force… Read more No Technicolour Here: Picasso in Greyscale
Over the Easter holiday I managed to take in several exhibitions including the large retrospective on Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) on… Read more Whaam! BANG! Zoooom: Encounters with the work of Roy Lichtenstein
It’s another year and it wouldn’t be a new year without new changes. The folks at Delicious recently unveiled their… Read more the new yummy ‘delicious’
Last month I was giving a research training session around the themes of my Web 2.0 triumvurate technologies: RSS, Delicious… Read more mendeley madness?
I’ve written previously about the problems of keyword search and importance of controlled vocabulary in the context of undertaking research… Read more folksonomy i wann-a-be