The many guises of the absurd

I've really enjoyed my constellation module this year. The Many Guises of the Absurd looked at theories of existentialism and it's occurrence in comedy and the relation between the two. I definitely feel the module has challenged me- teaching me new philosophical theories and reading complex, thought-provoking texts. But then the module has this humorous … Continue reading The many guises of the absurd

Cultural Approaches to Dr Marten Boots (13/11/14)

While I found it interesting learning about Dr Martens and the cultural background behind such a long running shoe (excuse the pun), that's not what I took away from this key note lecture. Today I focused on the awareness of a concept and the possible connotations a certain object has, in this example, boots. Objects will … Continue reading Cultural Approaches to Dr Marten Boots (13/11/14)

A Maker’s Perspective: The Sensorial Object – Curation of an Exhibition (16/10/14)

In this key note lecture we were looking at the curation of an exhibition in relation to how a maker might approach it, specifically how our lecturer, Natasha Mayo, approached creating her exhibition 'The Sensorial Object'. As the name suggests, The Sensorial Object focused on how art arouses the senses and aimed to engage it's … Continue reading A Maker’s Perspective: The Sensorial Object – Curation of an Exhibition (16/10/14)