Archive for November, 2008
So why is it that our swanky hotel charges a drastic fifteen quid (approx $25 US) to access the Internet using an ethernet cable and that we can get online down the road in the Film House for no charge at all?
Is the ability to find reasonable Internet access (wifi) part of a new cultural capital. geekiness has its real dividends as we sit here booking cinema tickets and arranging which exhibitions we will see; looking at Google maps for quick rouites and photogenic spots.
We are the new frugalistas. Just like our Mums and Dads, counting the pennies, but keeping our hands in our 501s as we go. As ever we sport an ironic turn of phrase and chant to each other in unison “There is only Art, my love”.
Interesting piece of software … something that uses Artificial Intelligence to determine the gender of a blogger…
Barnardo’s has issued a video in defence of the young – against comments that position the young as problematic and transgressive:
This comes at the same time as the continued moral outrage about ‘Baby P’ lines the newsagents’ shelves and pours constantly out of tv and radio news. Here the outrage is against social services and other agencies.
Children are alternately positioned as victims and as perpetrators of irresponsible acts.
So which is it?
This is a blog post trying to speak out against the lack of subtelty of media discourses where there seem only to be goodies and baddies.