Friday, March 27, 2015

Culture File Weekly No.11

If your laptop got to choose what you'll watch tonight, would you end up with American Beauty again? How is a DJ like a Ulster weaver? Which side of Dublin's historical fires were the Fire Brigade really on? And what exactly should one do with a Golden Olive? All questions essayed this week and now answered in The Culture File Weekly No. 11.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Culture File: Lough Mask Ghillie

Easy oars on Lough Mask with a ghillie who knows all the underwater lakescapes that will never make it to Google maps.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Culture File: Why do computers love the Oscars?

What would win best film if the Oscar’s were decided by computers? Aisling Kelliher on the algorithms’ favourite art.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Culture File - Sampling Sounds and Textiles

Finding (and even weaving together) the common threads of sound art and the Ulster linen industry, with David Littler.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Culture File Weekly No. 10

This week, a special from FutureFest2015, London, a futurology fair at which Edward Snowden dropped in electronically, George Clinton appeared in a coat covered in golden flames to talk about adding funk to democracy, there was a neurological fairground ride, and everyone attempt to decode one of the event’s keywords: blockchain.

Culture File - George Clinton on Copyright

At FutureFest2015, funk godfather and Parliament-Funkadelic leader, George Clinton, sets down to talk about the future of copyright

Friday, March 20, 2015

Culture File: A Fairground Ride Called Neurosis

A fairground ride that reads your mind? Prof Brendan Walker on Neurosis, his ride/art project at FutureFest2015.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Culture File: FutureFest 2015, Music in the Future

At FutureFest2015, we are imagining "the Next Millennium of Human Music-Making" with author, Adam Harper.

Culture File: FutureFest 2015, the blockchain.

Culture File goes to FutureFest2015: this time we meet Harvard Law School’s expert in crypto- technology that is "the blockchain", Primavera de Filippi.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Culture File Weekly No. 9

For edition No. 9, philosopher-turned-fashion designer, Roman Milisic, dreams a dream of Fashion Weeks yet to come, the Ulster Hall fills and empties its capacious lungs, as does Phelim Drew, as he gives us a taste of Orwellian song, while Sara Baume introduces us to her debut novel, Spill Simmer Falter Wither - and her one-eyed dog, Winky

Culture File - Signs and Brands

Brand whisperer, Eoghan Nolan joins Luke Clancy to decode "Signs" a new US ad from McDonald’s.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Culture File: "Down and out..." with Phelim Drew

"Down and Out in Paris and London" is up and in Dublin in a one man show from Phelim Drew.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Culture File: New York Fashion Week

Manhattan-based philosopher turned designer, Roman Milisich, dreams a dream of fashion yet to come.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Culture File Weekly No. 8

This week we will be coming to terms both with the not-quite ready for primetime technologies that go under the heading "virtual reality" as well as with some well proven ones, namely the vast range of yeasts produced by one of Ireland's wealthiest men, plus we tune in to a murder of gift-giving crows, and we sniff the 1950s with Odette Toilette.

Culture File: Communication by Touch

The importance of touch as a means of understanding, communicating and remembering, with curator, author and academic, Leslie Millar. (But remember the boundaries, John Travolta!)

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Culture File: Sarah Baume on her dog, writing and art

Cork writer, Sara Baume on her debut novel and her dog, Winky, as well as on making and writing about art.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Culture File: Biollionaire Brewer, Dr Pearse Lyons

Meet the Irish biochemist/billionaire at the heart of the craft beer revolution, Dr Pearse Lyons.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Culture File - Gift Bearing Crows

Ever get a gift from a crow? 8-year-old Gabi Mann gets them most days from a murder of crows each of which she knows by name.

Culture File Weekly No. 7

Voices from Mexico, Belfast and the land of the imagination on this week's weekly, as we explore the figure of the spornosexual, discuss stoking interest in symphonic music via Instagram with Alondra de la Parra, and hear from composer, Jennifer Walshe, about the feat of musical speculation that is the Avant Garde Archive of Ireland. (

Monday, March 2, 2015

Culture File: Perfume After WWII

Odette Toilette on the perfume industry's flight, in the shadow of WWII, from the old world, to the new.