Monday, June 30, 2014

Culture File: Alternative Hedonism

Philosopher, Kate Soper, on how "alternative hedonism" might inspire a new radical creativity in humanity - and save the planet. Nice.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Culture File: What is Nature?

What is nature? — and other tricky questions in the burgeoning field of eco-criticism.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Culture File: Ireland and Ecocriticism

Ireland and Ecocriticism is a conference looking at the growth area not just of eco-criticism, but of Irish eco-criticism.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Culture File: Stephen Rea

Stephen Rea on ritual, the revealed and the hidden, in theatre and in life.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Culture File - Lynched

Finding common cause between classic acts like Crass or Rudimentary Peni and the Irish ballad tradition, with Dublin band, Lynched.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Culture File - London's Chewing Gum Man

The Chewing Gum Man is a London street artist whose work involves "illuminating" discarded gum. Now he's created a chewing gum trail to the very doors of Tate Modern.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Culture File - Soprano Helene Hutchinson

It’s not a competition you know. But it is. Soprano, Helene Hutchinson on feiseanna, nerves and the singing life.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Culture File: Artificial Intelligence

Prof Aisling Kelliher sniffs out grade inflation in Alan Turing classic test for artificial intelligence.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Culture File - Dawn of Midi

The piano trio gets a quantum makeover courtesy of Brooklyn outfit, Dawn of Midi.

Culture File - Ethnography of the New York Times

Nikki Usher on her ethnographic study of life inside the New York Times.

Culture File - Dawn of Midi

The piano trio gets a quantum makeover courtesy of Brooklyn outfit, Dawn of Midi.

Culture File: City of Mahagonny

From Alaska to Alabama, Brecht and Weill’s mystical-satirical geography mapped onto Dublin for a Rough Magic / Opera Theatre Company co-pro.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Culture File: Calvin and Hobbes

Meet Stephan Pastis, the cartoonist who coaxed Calvin and Hobbes' creator, Bill Watterson (briefly) out of retirement.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Culture File - Eva Rothschild- 1

Take a room of fragile sculpture, add small boys, leave for ten minutes, then pick up the pieces. Eva Rothschild's Art recipes.

Culture File - Prepared Piano

The art of the prepared piano, with Volker Bertelmann, better know to the world as Hauschka.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Culture File - Herb Garden Mixology

How the flavours of an East Cork herb garden end up in the drinks of one of (officially) the world's greatest mixologists.

Culture File - Eva Biennale

Could a call to "Google that stuff" be the main imperative in contemporary art?