Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Culture File: The Future of Funerals

A cortege of academics gathers in Trinity Long Room Hub to discuss evolving ideas of fond farewells.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Culture File "Likes": Farah Elle

Libyan-Irish singer-songwriter, Farah Elle, shares some of the things she been listening to, tasting and smelling.

The Culture File Weekly: Spill Simmer Falter Wither...Translate?

Culture File Weekly looks at Sara Baume's debut novel, Spill Simmer Falter Wither which has been translated into languages from Danish to Japanese, from Turkish to Dutch.

Culture File: Spill Simmer Falter Wither...Translate?

Cork novelist, Sara Baume and her Czech language translator, Alice Hyrmanová McElveen, on the secrets of their collaboration

Culture File: Tactical Media and the American Folk Revival (part 2)

Why the image of Bob Dylan meant so much to Steve Jobs & how the Occupy movement revived the hootenanny. Sort of. Henry Adam Svec, author of American Folk Music as Tactical Media (Amsterdam University Press)decodes.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Culture File: Tactical Media and the Folk Revival

Uncovering the US folk revival's surprising celebration of the possibilities in all sorts of media technologies.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Culture File: Paul Duane's Greek 101

One of big pleasure of Paul Duane's While You Live, Shine is its handy Greek vocab cheatsheet for loss and longing

Monday, January 29, 2018

Culture File Xtra: Paul Duane's While You Live, Shine

An extended version of RTE lyric fm's Culture File interview with documentary filmmaker, Paul Duane, on his latest, While You Live, Shine, a film which takes us up, high in the mountains of Northern Greece, to one of the world's oldest music festivals. Photo: Grigoris Kapsalis by Paddy Jordan

Saturday, January 27, 2018

The Culture File Weekly: January 26th

This weekly, the artist who works collaboratively with the wildlife around her Kildare studio, perfume critic, Chandler Burr, on decoding "arthouse" perfumer, Etat Libre D'Orange, singer-songwriter, Farah Elle, on sneaking Arabic sounds into Irish pop, and Turkish literary critic, Meltem Gürle on why it's all downhill once we reach the age of 5.

Culture File "Likes": Niall Naessens

Artist Niall Naessens shares some of the films, music and foods he's been enjoying.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Culture File: The Art of Etat Libre D'Orange

Perfume pioneer, Etienne de Swardt and perfume critic, Chandler Burr, on the importance of storytelling in scent

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Culture File: Eileen Hutton's Non-Human Collabs

Working collaboratively with honeybees and songbirds is central to Eileen Hutton environmental art.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Culture File: Coming of Age in Dublin and Istanbul

Dublin-based, Istanbul-born, Meltem Gürle, on surprise connections between the Irish and Turkish bildungsroman

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Culture File: Farah Elle's Phrygian Mode

Farah Elle on blending a pop sensibility with the traditional sounds, poetry and modes of her Libyan heritage.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Culture File "Likes": Aphra Kerr

Games and technology researcher, Aphra Kerr, shares some of the things on which she's been clicking "like"

The Culture File Weekly 190118: Slow Computing Special

Do you use your phone or does it use you? We explore our internet-connected technologies and the world of "datafication", with guests including UCSF's Robert Lustig, a neuroendocrinologist and expert in addiction and Lindsay Ems, who studies the Amish often highly nuanced attitudes technology.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Culture File: Slow Computing Week - Aphra Kerr's Ethics of the Algorithm.

We know the deal: we trade intimate information -- what we say in emails, where we go in taxis, our BMI -- and in return we get a lovely, convenient, smooth journey though the world. But do we really know the deal? Do we have any idea where our information ends up? Or why? Isn't it time we did? Yup, says Maynooth University Aphra Kerr.

Culture File: Slow Computing - What We Can Learn from the Amish

Lindsay Ems studies of US Amish communities uncover a surprisingly nuanced attitude to technological change.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Culture File: Slow Computing Week - What We Can Learn from the Amish

Lindsay Ems studies of US Amish communities uncover a surprisingly nuanced attitude to technological change.

Culture File: Slow Computing - Prof Stefania Milan

Academics around Europe are researching resistance to what they sees as the increasing datafication of our world

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Culture File: Slow Computing Week - Prof Robert Lustig's

How the tech industry has helped us to confuse happiness and pleasure - and made a killing in the process, with Prof Robert Lustig.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Culture File Xtra: Prof Robert Lustig Xtended Interview

The longform version of our interview with Prof Rob Lustig, author of The Hacking of the American Mind, in which we discuss corporate users of dopamine and serotonin, happiness v pleasure, and some strategies for digital resistance.

Culture File: What is Slow Computing?

Slow Computing Week kicks off with the organisers of a recent Slow Computing event at Maynooth University.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Culture File's Slow Computing Week

Coming up on Culture File this week...how the science of addiction helps make technology you just can't put down -- and some strategies to resist its lure and find a new balance, with Drs Robert Lustig, Aphra Kerr, Rob Kitchin & Alistair Fraser, Stephanie Milan, Adi Kuntsman & Esperanza Miyake, Lindsay Ems and other contributors to Maynooth University's Workshop on Resistance in the Algorithmic Age. That's every evening from Monday 15th to Friday 19th January, 2018, at 6.05pm GMT; with a special edition of The Culture File Weekly, Friday 19th at 7pm, on RTE lyric fm in Ireland, and here on Soundcloud after broadcast.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Culture File "Likes": Sean McKeon

Uilleann piper, Sean McKeon, shares some of the tv, books, podcasts and music he's been clicking like on recently.

The Culture File Weekly: 12/01/18

This weekly, settling into the Donegal winter with painter, Ann Quinn, a snatch of the sound that UNESCO recently agreed forms part of the world's most valuable heritage, and new friends for delicate watercolours that comprise the Vaughan Bequest currently on show at The National Gallery, Dublin.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Culture File: Good Morning Mr Naessens

Artist, Niall Naessens, on making work to hang alongside Turner's watercolours at the National Gallery of Ireland

Culture File: Piping for Humanity

Uilleann piper, Sean McKeon, knows well why piping has been added to UNESCO's tally of vital human heritage.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Culture File: Donegal Painter, Ann Quinn (part 2)

In her rural studio, Anne Quinn is preparing work for a Dublin show later in the year.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Culture File: Donegal Painter, Ann Quinn (part 1)

Anne Quinn on the mysterious impetus to paint she finds everywhere from heirloom bibles to waterlogged pastures

Saturday, January 6, 2018

The Culture File Weekly (The Year of Clicking "Like")

A year's worth of guests share the sounds and images, tastes and smells that they've been spending their spare time consuming.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

The Culture File Weekly (50 Years of EBU Concert Exchanges)

In November, 1967, Hans Keller, a Viennese refugee who fled to London, created the first of now regular radio concert exchanges from halls around Europe. Luke Clancy travels to Geneva to meet the team that makes these broadcasts happen, and hears some of their ultimate concert choices.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Culture File "Likes": Anne Quinn

The Donegal painter shares her own Culture File "Likes" - which run from Chuck Berry to Vivaldi

Culture File Weekly - 22/12/17

Luke Clancy presents Culture File Weekly

Friday, December 22, 2017

Culture File's 2017 Journeys: 1968

The drummer who laid down the beat for Dutch free jazz in the 1960s, remembers life at a musical ground zero.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Culture File's 2017 Journeys: Sneakercon

A US caravan of sneaker-dealers, “ShoeTube" stars, brand-hypers and footwear fanatics arrives in Europe.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Culture File's 2017 Journeys: Brno

A a history of discrimination, mistrust, and persecution in Brno’s Museum of Roma Culture.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Culture File: Bruno Latour (Part 1 of 2)

Culture File meets a superstar of academia, and now a playwright and curator, Bruno Latour.

Culture File: Bruno Latour (Part 2of 2)

In the second part of our interview with philosopher of science, Bruno Latour, we hear how bad science might lead to good art(part 2 of 2)

Culture File's 2017's Journeys: The Burren

Environmentalist and writer, Gordon Darcy, uses paint to speak about the things that science can't quite grasp.

Monday, December 18, 2017

The Culture File Weekly 151217 (Radio Concerts, Non Alcoholic Craft Beer and Mead)

This weekly: the 50th birthday of Europe-wide concert exchanges; non-alcoholic craft beers of East London; and the mead revival in Kinsale

Culture File "Likes": Valerie Pakenham

Maria Edgeworth's latest editor shares her own Culture File Likes.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Culture File: Reaching Craft Beer Nirvana

East London's Nirvana Brewery is possibly the world's first entirely low and non-alcoholic brewery.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Culture File: The Sweet Taste of Norse Mythology

Blood mixed with honey was the base for an ancient Norse recipe for mead. Kinsale Mead tweaks things a bit...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Culture File: Culture File: The Legacy of Hans Keller (part 2)

Was the radiophobe Benjamin Britten the right choice to conduct the first concert of a new broadcast paradigm?

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Culture File: The Legacy of Hans Keller

The dream of a Viennese refugee in London to unite Europe's concert halls, celebrates its 50th birthday.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Culture File 'Likes': Lian Bell

Theatre artist and activist, Lian Bell, on some of the things that she's be streaming, downloading and savouring this week

The Culture File Weekly 081217 (Maria Edgeworth And Her Town)

This weekly, a special edition leads us to Edgeworthstown and environs, in search of the spaces and stories of pioneering and bestselling Irish novelist, Maria Edgeworth, whose base in the Co Longford town became a 19th century literary hub

Friday, December 8, 2017

Culture File: Bill Fontana's 50 Years of Sound Sculpture

Some rather cryptic words from Marcel Duchamp helped the young Bill Fontana first understand his own work.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Culture File: Ancient Juice

Michele Sartori of Acetaia Giusti leads a tasting of precious black dots of aged balsamic vinegar