Sunday, December 30, 2012

All Quiet etc.

Sorry that the blog has been so quiet. A combination of no wifi on holiday, university essays to write and an outbreak of Minecraft addiction have kept me from blogging.  I don't really do New Year's resolutions, but I'll try to keep the blog a little busier in 2013.

Hassan II Mosque

The Hassan II mosque in Casablanca.  

The mosque cost an estimated 585 million euros to construct, every family in Morocco was forced by law to contribute to the project which was designed to be the second largest mosque in the world, behind the mosque at Mecca.

"I wish Casablanca to be endowed with a large, fine building of which it can be proud until the end of time ... I want to build this mosque on the water, because God's throne is on the water. Therefore, the faithful who go there to pray, to praise the creator on firm soil, can contemplate God's sky and ocean." - King Hassan II.

A maximum of 105,000 worshippers can gather together for prayer: 25,000 inside the mosque hall and another 80,000 on the mosque's outside grounds

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Balloon Firework Accident

Wobbly balloon lifting a pallet of loose fireworks amidst an uncontrolled mass of spetators.  What could possibly go wrong ?

Monday, December 10, 2012

Book Review : Seriously...I'm Kidding - Ellen Degeneres

The only reason that this book made it into print is the level of fame that Degeneres has achieved in the USA. Had this book been written by anyone unknown it would have been thrown directly in the rubbish.

This isn't really a book at all, it is just a collection of pointless and aimless musings without a joke in sight, which surely doesn't bode well for her day job as comedian and chat show host. Degeneres writes stream of consciousness drivel that is worse than the most self-obsessed teenage blogger's heartfelt outpourings.

Desperately dull, embarrassingly unfunny, there was no reason, beyond milking a cash cow, for this book ever to have been published.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Live Music Time

It's that time of year again.  Later this morning we'll be joining a few thousand other rockers and making our way to Hafan Y Mor in Wales for HardRockHell VI, 4 nights of too much booze, too much volume and too little sleep.

I don't think that this year's line-up is as strong as some previous editions of the festival, but with the likes of Sebastian Bach, Ugly Kid Joe, The Idol Dead, Tigertailz, Dogs D'Amour, Quireboys, Dan Baird, Blackfoot, Electric Mary, Testament, Electric Boys, Jettblack, Primal Fear, Breed 77, The Union and Buckcherry, plus around 50 other bands, it should be a good and loud weekend.

I'll see you next week - if my liver and I survive.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Music Business

English: Hunter S. Thompson, Miami Book Fair I...
English: Hunter S. Thompson, Miami Book Fair International, 1988 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side." - Hunter S. Thompson.
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We'll Strike Manana

There was a general strike in Lanzarote last week, which was a great shame as it put a temporary halt to some of Spain's great building projects.  Here in the UK we like to build things, as of course many other countries do, roads, flyovers, sports stadiums and the like.  In Spain though, perhaps reflecting on the great influence that Dali, Gaudi and Picasso have have on world art, in Spain they like to do things a little differently.

One of Spain's most intriguing architectural accomplishments is the free standing column.  Placed by the side of a road, with a tangle of rusting cables poking from its top like a bad experiment with dreadlocks these columns sporadically decorate the Spanish countryside.  What are they ? Were they meant to support a bridge that the Spanish then decided they did not want to cross, was it a gateway perhaps and now nobody wishes to go there, or was it a tiny part of some far grander construction project ? Alas, now we shall never know.  Perhaps, as the spray paint spattered concrete lump recedes in your rear view mirror you might think that the Spanish government has decided to install some open air blank canvasses for aspiring graffiti artists to practise upon.

Another great favourite of the Spanish building industry is to dig a huge hole in the ground, throw a couple of unwanted cement mixers down it, run some flimsy red tape around to prevent dogs,  toddlers and drunk English tourists from falling in, and then leave it well alone. For ever.

My personal favourite though exists next to the main road outside Puerto del Carmen on Lanzarote.  Here Spanish road builders have made a fifty metre long section of road which begins suddenly in the midst of the rocky desert landscape, and then ends equally suddenly in a length not even Usain Bolt could get interested about.  This quasi road is a self contained bit of pointlessness in the central reservation.  Looking at the landscape around it you struggle to see how the builders even managed to get a tarmacadam laying machine to begin, and then suddenly quit, their project.  The Spanish have built some really great roads; the switchbacks, tunnels and the possibility at all times of a swift terror filled plunge to rocky doom as the road rises up the mountains to Ronda are an exhilarating experience, the road to nowhere on Lanzarote though is as decidedly quirky as some of its great art.  It is the Soft Construction with Boiled Beans of the road laying genre.

Friday, November 23, 2012

2012 120 Book Challenge - Done

English: George R. R. Martin at the 2011 Time ...
English: George R. R. Martin at the 2011 Time 100 gala. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
George R R Martin's weighty A Clash Of Kings became the 120th book I have read this year, so that's the Goodreads challenge completed for this year and I don't have to read another book until 2013.

As if that's going to happen, it isn't an addiction I want cured, onwards and onwards and turn another page.
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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Fresh Squid

I mean really fresh, to be honest I think a couple more minutes on the grill would suit me better.

Elite Reborn

David Braben has announced that he will produce a sequel to the classic space trading and combat game Elite...

Elite: Dangerous in development

Braben is seeking to gain funding for the project by crowdsourcing via Kickstarter...

Elite funding on Kickstarter


Come on, seriously, you're not mental enough to do this are you ?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sister Deborah - Uncle Obama ft FOKN Bois (Official Video HD)

Two Fingers - 'Vengeance Rhythm' (Official Video)

Probably NSFW, it's sort of Big Ted does O'Malley's Bar.

Facebook Homophobes and Racists

Facebook logo
Facebook logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I am quite appalled at the levels of homophobia and racism I see regularly on Facebook, and not on the pages of the EDL or other ultra right wing groups, but written by what you might otherwise assume to be nice middle class white class kids.

A popular Facebook activity is fraping, that is, to get hold of your mate's phone when everyone is drunk, and write something hilarious as said friends update status.  The point of fraping is also to write something often heavily sexualised, and to the writer, something deeply offensive and against their own mindset, for middle class white boys this means writing "I love cock" as their mate's status.  Nice middle class teenage white girls often like to clarify this position on their female friends statuses by adding "black" as a pejorative.

Here we are then in the freedom of 2012, in our modern freethinking society in which we have shaken free of the shackles of racism, religious intolerance and hating people based on who they choose to go to bed with. Except that we haven't, because really deep down inside a lot of people, when they let out their innermost thoughts, the thing that appals them the most and that they then assume will appal other people and embarrass their target is they they should be thought of as gay, or as sexually attracted to people of another skin colour.

I know some people might argue that it is harmless fun, just words, but words are all we are.  As humans our entire experience is built around words, we make sense of our condition, our lives and everything we interact with by use of description and metaphor, our diction makes us who we are, it builds our thoughts, education, social awareness and memory.

I'd like to think that at some point it just will not matter if people are gay or straight or somewhere in the middle, but we really haven't reached that point yet.  Being gay to a lot of young people is still shocking, still different in a somehow weird and unnatural way, they would not say this in normal conversation, but get enough booze inside them and they can point and laugh at someone whom they have made out to be different.

It is not only deeply insulting to gay people to have their sexuality used as a term of belittlement, it reflects very poorly indeed on the user. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck then it is a duck, and if it talks like a homophobe, then it is indeed a homophobe.
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Friday, October 19, 2012

The Exam

English: Exam room at Stenden Hogeschool
English: Exam room at Stenden Hogeschool (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
On Wednesday I sat the end of module exam for A151 Material Culture, a proper exam, with desks set out in rows and nervous looking people clutching dictionaries.

3 essays in 3 hours, although the guidance said we should aim for 40 minutes per 500 word essay and I finished right on the two hour mark.  One examinee was out of the room in an hour, that's either total brilliance and a hand writing speed almost unknown to mankind, or some sort of mental meltdown.

Over at desk 4, I was having a mini-meltdown as I sat for minutes on end unable to quite bring back to mind what a codex was (it's just a book stupid, at least in the context of the question), and then having to write my essay on the chapter I had not revised.  I had another memory stumble when the correct term for the start of an object biography would not surface, something - consumption - afterlife went around and around in my head until I settled for creation.  The answer was production.  Not to worry, I think I explained the answer quite well even if the terminology remained stubbornly just out of reach.

I managed two slightly short essays on morals and ethics in the display of body parts, the role of charisma in contemporary artefacts, and then a better length essay on how object biographies lead to a better understanding of material culture.  I think the latter essay was also the best of the three.

I had a bit of a nightmare on the first Tutor Marked Assignment on this course when on the night before the hand in date I managed to save an old copy of the essay over the completed one and knocked out two thirds of my work.  A quick re-write later got me a score in the low 70's.  The group wiki project went a little better, and for my final TMA I did loads of work, reading through numerous sources and pulling notes together for my essay on the changing nature of artefacts and relics under the tourist gaze and gained my best essay score for the 3 modules I have done so far.

Material Culture has been really enjoyable, the cross-disciplinary approach to study encompassing archaeology, ethnograpy / anthropology, history, art history and other areas has been fascinating.  The exploration of how museums began and what they have evolved into, and by extension how education and ethics have evolved, was highly stimulating.  Perhaps I could be a museum curator when I finally get fed up of  100 hour weeks in the kitchen.

The exam was a little more stressful than I had anticipated, I had a poor night's sleep preceding the day, and felt a little tense as I turned over the question paper for my first proper exam in almost three decades.  40% is the pass mark, to make up an average along with the three TMA scores. I think I'll pass, although some of my essays had a little more waffle and less definition that I would have liked.

The next exam will be in 6 months' time, 3 questions on various aspects of Sikhism for A217 World Religions, and in the meantime there are 6 more TMA essays to hand in.  I am researching now for a discussion on the Christian Church after the Council of Nicaea, and a similar length (1,750 words) will have to be handed in on the relationship between food and faith in Judaism before the end of the year.  No time to waste then, better get those study books out.
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Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father [and the Son].
With the Father and the Son
he is worshipped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. AMEN.

- modern version by The Interdenominational Committee on Liturgical Texts.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Holy Fire

Worshippers holds candles at the Church of Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City during the Christian Orthodox Holy Fire Ceremony.

The Holy Fire Ceremony inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

I had a bit of a last minute flap getting my first year 2 essay completed last night, partly as I forgot there was a self assessment sheet to be completed and handed in with it, still, it is complete and has been handed in.  The essay on the practical and ritual dimension of religion will be the first of around 30 essays and 4 exams that will make up the scoring part of my degree.  I have done well scoring distinctions on the year 1 courses, but you only have to pass year 1, years 2 and 3 are the scoring years.

I now have about 5 weeks in which to learn enough about Christianity to write a 1,750 word essay on either the role of women in Christian thought, or division and unity from Nicaea and Chalcedon to the present day.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

I Think Therefore I Am

Warrington 18 - Leeds 26

What an astonishing game of rugby. I don't think I have ever seen a match played at such high intensity, with such determined attacking and defending from both teams.  The speed of each movement of the game was breathtaking, every man on the pitch was filled with purposeful aggression and an absolute will not to waste a single of time when they could be forcing the play onwards.

Leeds Rhinos talismanic captain Kevin Sinfield was actually knocked out cold at one point in the game, but just got up and got on with the job in hand when he came around.  Can you imagine that in football ? In fact, can you imagine any single footballer ever taking a single tackle in rugby league style and not rolling around crying for his mum ?

Last night's Grand Final was a wonderful advert for sport played to its very best level.  Two teams of superbly fit and disciplined athletes possessed of a steely will to win.  Men who define themselves by their actions and whose actions are totally directed toward playing the best rugby they can.

I must admit, I have gone a bit luke warm on football recently.  I am sick of over paid prima donnas falling over, pretending to be injured and arguing and using foul language with the ref without ever being punished. Off the pitch of course of course they are even worse, the constant media parade of stupid self-centred men getting involved in drink driving, pub brawls, racist diatribes and pointless media outbursts against the very people who employ them and pay them their millions has become tiresome, boring and wearing.  I still quite like to see LUFC win, but my passion for football has cooled somewhat, especially after the London Olympics and Paralympics and the uplifting efforts from really heroic and gallant athletes there.

Sportsmen are often referred to as role models, last night you could have taken your pick of 26 gritty, dauntless role models.  An astonising game, an exemplarary advert for the sport of Rugby League and for how any sport should be played.
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Thursday, October 04, 2012

Year 2

Arms of the Open University (400 × 397 px; 256...
Arms of the Open University  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
My first year 2 module, A217 Introducing World Religions, officially began last week.  As the course books tend to arrive a little early I have already read the introduction book and am making headway into the Christianity unit.

Year 2 feels very much different to the work the Open University sets in Year 1.  Everything that I would loosely term 'hand-holding' has gone from the course, there are no nice glossaries in the back of the work books, we are now expected to be able to notice and define important terminology, the 'how to use' instructions for online libraries and databases have also vanished.

The density of the work also feels very different, I won't say that the work feels harder, just that there seems to be so much more of it.  Workbooks for the Year 1 modules tended to have fairly long written sections followed by the occasional written exercise, in Year 2 the books contain two or three short written exercises on almost every page.  I know that some people don't do the written exercises, just reading strait on into the 'discussion' section for the answers, but I'm not keen on doing this, I think I am getting more out of the course if I engage with the set tasks.

I have my first TMA (Tutor Marked Assessment) due next week, on the importance of the practical and ritual dimensions in the study of religion.  The week after that I have my first OU exam for the module I took this summer, A151 Material Culture.  An exam! I have not taken a real essay style exam for about 30 years. I have been steadily revising, and have had a go at a couple of test exam questions provided by the university. I managed to remember themes and concepts when writing these, but couldn't always bring to mind people's names or the dates when things happened.  Anyway, I'm not 16 any more so I'm not panicking about it, I'll do as much revision as I can and then what will be will be.

I am also taking a second course with the free university service Coursera. World History Since 1300 is presented by Jeremy Adelman of Princeton University, it might be a big workload doing this alongside A217, but there seems to be plenty of crossover and useful information presented by Adelman that I can work into my main course.  The history of the Silk Road, Genghis Khan and the Black Plague has been fascinating.
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Rain Affected

Rain affected has been the mantra of our working year here at the golf club, rain, rain and yet more bloody rain has led to numerous disruptions, postponements and cancellations.  In the 12 years I have been year I have not experienced a year anything like this in terms of weather.  Of course we have heavy rain and some flooding every year, but this year the deluge seems to have been endless.

Ilkley Golf Course, Tues 25th Oct 2012
Yesterday, of course, it rained heavily.  I have just opened the clubhouse and we have water on the course this morning, small pools on the fairways and a stream running down the side of the 18th.  If we can see water up here, then it's certain that lower lying parts of the course will be more heavily flooded.

Meg took this photo last week when two and half days of serious rain produced the largest flood we have seen on the course for 10 years.  The flood waters last week did recede by the following day, but it took until Saturday last week until the ground staff could get the course open again.

Will we be open for business today ? I'm just waiting for Duncan and his team to do a course inspection, then I'll know whether I'm spending the day doing paid work or degree work.

Update : degree work day.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

White Wells on Wiki

White Wells on Wikipedia

It is a bit of a stub article so far, I will expand it later.  One or two regular readers might recognise themselves in the photo for the article ;-)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Wikipedia Editing

Image representing Wikipedia as depicted in Cr...
Image via CrunchBase
I made my first Wikipedia page, woo and yay!

Tom Vardon

It isn't huge, but at least it hasn't been deleted by one of the hordes of super keen editor/contributors who patrol Wikipedia (constantly and ceaselessly it would appear) pouncing rapidly (and sometimes quite rudely) on poor noob editors struggling to pen their first few articles.

I did manage to cock up the first version of the page and had to beg to help to delete it, I forgot to capitalise Vardon's surname, but a kindly mod called SmallJim came to my rescue.
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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Religious Study Should Not Be Simplified

Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press (Photo credit: Lezan)
"We are dealing with a topic, complex and many-sided. It comprises the deliverances of the understanding as it harmonises our deepest intuitions. It comprises emotional responses to formulations of thought and to modes of behaviour. It cuts into every aspect of human existence. So far as concerns problems, simple solutions are bogus solutions... We must not postulate simplicity."

Whitehead, A. N., (1933) Adventures of Ideas, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

quoted in...

Sharpe, E. J., (1983) Understanding Religion, London, Duckworth.
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Robyn Lawley - Ordinary Woman

This is Robyn Lawley, to my eyes she is a fairly normal normal looking woman, albeit stunningly beautiful and rather taller than the norm.  In terms of dimensions though she looks like a woman should, she has breasts and hips, in the weird world of the fashion industry Robyn is known as a plus-size model.  Almost every article I can find relating to Lawley points out her 'plus-size' status or makes use of either curvy or curvaceous in describing her.

Stunning yes, gorgeous without a doubt, plus-size ? I don't really comprehend.

This on the other hand is a photograph of Ana Carolina Reston taken in 1996 toward the end of the 21 year old's short modelling career.  This to me does show a beautiful young woman, facially at least, but a woman who is obviously unhealthily underweight.  It seems incredible to me that people in the fashion industry could have, and sometimes still do, used girls whose body shape was like Reston's in order to promote an ideal of beauty and desire.

Busy, Busy

That has been a tremendously busy couple of weeks, and at this time of year we are in the middle of staff changeover as well. Maddy, Laura, Fred and Ellie have or are departing for university, best wishes to you all, Rachael has departed for a gap year, and through the in door have come Robyn, Katie, Milly, Amy and Beth.

I must say that the kitchen team of the last couple of years have been a particularly nice (and funny) crew to work with and I am genuinely a little sad that the team has been broken up.

This photo was towards the end of a busy night a couple of weeks ago, Maddy and Robyn are wearing pancakes on their heads, this amused them so much that they giggled for half an hour non-stop, then they put a pancake on Milly's head and giggled for another half hour.  This eventually became so infectious that I got the giggles and had to leave the room.  Thanks to you all for all your hard work and for being constantly happy, daft, uplifting and smile inducing to work with.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Mitt Romney Quits!

The Rich Stay Rich, The Poor Are Gunned Down Like Vermin

CAPE TOWN/SOUTH AFRICA, 12JUN2009 - Jacob Zuma...
Jacob Zuma, Presdent of South Africa
Two weeks ago 34 men were killed by police in South Africa.  The men, miners who worked at British owned Marakina mine, were involved in a strike, and, some South African politicians claim, a power struggle between different union factions. The video clips shown on news stations around the world and still freely available on the internet show a loosely organised group of men, many carrying sticks, moving towards a line of armed police.  With no verbal warning, no over-the-head warning shots, and using live ammunition and not rubber bullets, the police open fire.  A fusillade of gunfire follows and less than a minute later dozens of men lay dead and dying.

To Jacob Zuma's ANC government it is obvious where the fault lies here - with the miners.  Indeed the National Prosecuting Authority, a body already tainted by political interference over its decision to drop corruption and racketeering charges against Zuma, has decided to charge the surviving miners with the deaths of their comrades.

Look at that again, the survivors of a massacre will be charged with the deaths of their comrades.  It makes you ashamed to be human.

Full story by Ralph Mathekga at the BBC.

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Friday, August 31, 2012

The Soundtrack to British Culture

Sex Pistols i Norge, 1977
Sex Pistols i Norge, 1977 (Photo credit: Riksarkivet (National Archives of Norway))

BBC Radio 2 has chosen these 10 songs as 'the soundtrack to British culture'

We’ll Meet Again - Vera Lynn (1939)
Rock Island Line - Lonnie Donegan (1954)
She Loves You - Beatles (1963)
My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small (1964)
A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procul Harum (1967)
Je T’Aime... Moi Non Plus - Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin (1969)
God Save The Queen - Sex Pistols (1977)
Two Tribes - Frankie Goes To Hollywood (1984)
Ebeneezer Goode - The Shamen (1992)
Rehab - Amy Winehouse (2006)

Do These Songs Represent British Culture - Telegraph

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We Are 15

15 years ago today I woke up with s storming Southern Comfort fuelled hangover, had a fry up and champagne in place of coffee, and then got married to Meg.

It has been  a good 15 years, unlike most couples we work together as well so we're seldom apart.  Being married and working together doesn't work for everyone, but it seems to suit us, and for me growing up in the pub where Mum and Dad worked it seems fairly normal and natural.

15 years ago we had bought our first home, but we couldn't afford to buy carpets or get central heating fitted in the bedroom.  For the past 11 years we have lived in the Steward's house at Ilkley Golf Club, the commute to work is short but it is a little short on privacy as well.

We work hard, with very long hours, and we have been able to have some fantastic holidays together.  We have been to Australia, South Africa, USA, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, often visiting members of our extended families along the way.

Marriage isn't always easy, you have to work at bits of it to make it last, you have to recognise your own shortcomings and forgive those of your partner.  Meg isn't just my wife, she's my best friend.  Here's to writing something similar in another 15 years' time.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Ball - Goal, Goal - Ball

Magdeburg FC had not scored a goal in 5 games, so their fans decided to help the team find the net.

ML's Daily Photo Project: Jump Man- 5 yrs.

Man takes photo of himself every day and makes a stop motion film of it.
Hurrah ! Applause for you sir, this is excellent!
The music is Jump Man by Buckethead.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Coheed and Cambria - Domino the Destitute

N/um Tchai: Ceremonial Medicine Dance of the Bushmen

A Kalahari Family - TRAILER

A trailer for a film by anthropologist John Marshall who spent 5 decades working with the Ju'Hansi bushmen.  The film explores the external myths and pressures that the Ju'Hansi became subject to and how these things forcibly transformed their hunter-gatherer culture.

Only In Ilkley

I employed a new waitress last week, she's just 17.  On her first shift she arrived in her own Mini Coupe with personalised number plates.


Monday, August 27, 2012

The Discourse of Artefacts

English: Men in an Outrigger Canoe Headed for ...
English: Men in an Outrigger Canoe Headed for Shore, oil on canvas, 48 x 68 inches (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
"Discourse occurs at the silent level of the artefact and is continuously presenced in the world as such. It is a discourse which is not, and cannot be, articulated in speech."

Tilley, C., 'The Metaphorical Transformations of Wala Canoes' in Buchli, V., (2002) (Ed.), The Material Culture Reader, Berg, Oxford.
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Cyclone as metaphor for political revolution (...
Cyclone as metaphor for political revolution (election of 1894). A political cartoon by illustrator S.D. Ehrhart, shows a farm woman labeled “Democratic Party” sheltering from a tornado of political change. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
"When we link things metaphorically we recognise similarity in difference, we think one thing in terms of attributes of another."

"To be human is to think through metaphors."

"Metaphors are thus the very medium and outcome of our analysis."

Tilley, C., 'Metaphor, Materiality and Interpretation' in Buchli, V., (2002) (Ed.), The Material Culture Reader, Berg, Oxford.

The Mind is a Metaphor Database
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