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Michelle Cioccoloni – Bigger Pictures

As Michelle Cioccoloni sat sketching the crowds at David Hockney’s recent exhibition at the Royal Academy she found her biro and paper drawings getting bigger – but not taking up more space; they were taking in more time. In her … Continue reading

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Dave Bull – The Universe

Are you hard or soft? Someone asks you that during a phone conversation you’d usually hang up. Or be willing to put up with a pretty steep phone bill. Find out what Dave Bull‘s answer is in this pacey talk … Continue reading

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Julian Baggini – Are you an illusion?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Xin-_TvyOg] In a great talk to round off our evening, Julian Baggini left us with quite a thought to take home with us: is what we think of as “I” a singular indivisible entity, or are we a unique … Continue reading

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Gill Nicol – Contemporary Art. Why Bother?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIwRtT1nR5M] What does art mean to you? Is it inspiring or infuriating? If you’re the type of person who wonders how to relate to a black bin bag on the floor of a gallery then Gill Nicol understands your … Continue reading

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Martin Couzins – Cycle lanes. Designed not to be used.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkqPyDhVY5A] The “nudge” was the political notion of last summer – getting people to do what you want by gentle prompting them to do it themselves, rather than forcing them. On that line, committed cyclist Martin Couzins points out, … Continue reading

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Dan Buzzo – Things to do in the digital afterlife when you’re dead

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egaUMnzu5dM] Since before history, we, humankind, have wanted and needed an afterlife, argues Dan Buzzo. But what are the implications for us when our our bodies are extended by tools that reach well beyond the ends of our fingers? … Continue reading

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