Review: The working life of David Bowie documentary

One year on, a lovely BBC Bowie documentary – David Bowie: The Last Five Years – featuring many of his close friends and artistic and other collaborators reflecting on how he worked, and how he revealed he was dying. It focuses on his last two albums, The Next Day and Blackstar, and his play Lazarus, […]

Review: The (wonderful) World of Charles and Ray Eames

There is a great new show at the Barbican Art Gallery: The World of Charles and Ray Eames opened this week, and runs until 14 February. It is curated by Catherine Ince (@InceCatherine) in collaboration with the still extant Office Charles and Ray Eames (@eamesoffice), which kindly allowed me to use a wonderful Eames’ sketch […]

Review: InRealLife documentary sees the life in technology

Seasoned documentary maker Beeban Kidron’s film InRealLife is an investigation into the relationship of teenagers, digital technology and the Internet, taking as its subjects British teenagers in particular, and Western youth in general. It begins with an extended interview with two teenage boys talking about their use of porn, and how they remember pornographic images […]

Exhibition: Landmark: The Fields of Photography

Spent a long time today at the wonderful ‘Landmark: The Fields of Photography’ show, put on by the Positive View Foundation at Somerset House. The show takes a broad view of contemporary and recent landscape photography, and is themed Sublime, Pastoral, Witness, Landmark, Scar, Control, Datum, Delusion, Hallucination, and Reverie. The types of photography are […]

Review: Release 2.0 by Esther Dyson (World Link)

Release 2.0: A Design For Living in the Digital Age by Esther Dyson Esther Dyson stands head and shoulders above other IT commentators. She presents clear explanations and elegant solutions but sometimes misses the bigger context. Release 2.0 is an invaluable read for anyone already enthusiastic and informed about the digital world. Is it a […]