At night when all the colours die, they hide in... →
Rethinking education: asking questions about how...
My friend Ginny and I went to see ‘Rethinking Capitalism: emotions as commodities’ at LSE today - a talk by Professor Eva Illouz about the rise of consumption as culture in modern society and the intensification of the search to find products and experiences that will provide us with the emotional reactions that we crave. Professor Illouz explored how we use commodities to express...
Always listen to music on your own, with the lights off, before you read reviews– James Blake
Wealth as a whole consists in using things rather than in owning them– Aristotle
The Rise of Collaborative Consumption
So I saw Rachel Botsman talk at the RSA the other day on the fact that we are using the Internet differently today than how we used to. (No shit Sherlock). Whilst I felt like half of her talk could have been followed by those parentheses, I suppose: a) half of the audience looked like they might have been too old to be able to walk unaided, let alone use a computer so it was only fair to make it...
I am currently the proud pregnant mother of a humungous food baby, thanks to a delightful evening at Newington Green’s popular supperclub establishment, The Shed (www.theshedlikesfood.blogspot.com). Nicola has been running her friendly, back-to-basics style supper club with her partner Andrew from their shed at the bottom of their garden for about a year and a half now - we figured out that...
I am for art that is smoked like a cigarette. Smells like a pair of shoes. I am...– Oldenburg 1961 (Taken from my friend Ginny’s dissertation. More about that later.)