Street art excites controversy. To some street art is graffiti, something unwanted, an attack on the urban fabric and their sense of safety within it. To others street art is a means of expression, of enlivening and humanising urban spaces, introducing humour, colour and passion.
Category Archives: Environment
How austerity is shaping trends
To put it another way, “it’s all about the economy stupid!”.
What is missing?
One in five mammals, one in three amphibians, one in eight birds and one in three fish of those so far assessed are under threat of extinction. The assumption that we in the developed world are doing a better job at conservation is also shaken by the ‘What is missing’ initiative.
Vintage: Incredible pictures of people and places from another age
This collection is from various sources but is united by the overarching theme, Vintage London. The images here range in time from the start of the 1920s to 1945. Looking back at cityscapes reminds us how human in scale our cities once were. The clothes, well, that’s a matter of opinion . . . I’mContinue reading “Vintage: Incredible pictures of people and places from another age”
How algorithms control online information
It may sound unexciting, but the transition from human editors and curators to algorithmic engines powering the likes of Google and Facebook is changing what we see, when and how. These developments pose ethical questions – we should be worried. Ethical considerations, while flexible, are necessarily human decisions. The mechanised approach to managing online dataContinue reading “How algorithms control online information”