Monday, November 30, 2015

Culture File:

Moira Buffini, writer and lyricist on Damon Albarn musical,, on the anxieties of an online world

Friday, November 27, 2015

Culture File: Gilles Peterson on Sun Ra

Gilles Peterson on the life, music and astral voyages of composer and jazz pioneer, Sun Ra.

Culture File: Data Obfuscation 1

Artists, academics and technologist are working to regain a click or two of privacy via data obfuscation.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Culture File: Data Obfuscation 2

Gender fluidity, plus the pioneering work of Helen Nissenbaum, in the second part of our data obfuscation special

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Culture File: Hearsay 2015

Audio nerds, radio heads and podcast addicts takeover Kilfinane, Co Limerick, for the Hearsay 2015 audio festival.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Culture File: Tequila

Mexican ambassador, Carlos García de Alba on why you should never slam, skull, or generally rush tequila

Culture File Weekly No 45

This Weekly, we practice, tequila connoisseurship with Mexican ambassador, Carlos García de Alba, attend our first eSports event and discover why computer-based sports are ready to conquer the world; and we meet Prof Christopher Frayling, the pop culture polymath, who's rethinking what we should teach at art schools.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Culture File: Siobhan Davies Dance

Usain Bolt's greatest 10 seconds were the inspiration for the latest work from UK choreographer, Siobhan Davies

Culture File: Frayling Part 2

What should be in an artist's survival pack on leaving art college? Prof Christopher Frayling has some ideas

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Culture File: Frayling Part 1

Why craft needs a new vocabulary, according to Prof Christopher Frayling, author of On Craftsmanship

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Culture File: League Of Legends

Meet the players, the cosplayers and casters of Ireland's nascent eSports scene. Bring your transcendent sword.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Culture File: Autumn in Italy, Day 5

Marilyn Monroe accidentally invented the most famous myth about white fungus...

Culture File Weekly No 44

This Weekly, we are reporting from Northern Italy, where this year's Milano Expo has stoked a conversation about the future of food, and questions about where our appetites and the food industry's development are taking the world.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Culture File: Autumn in Italy Day 4

Giorgio Cassari on a remarkable rebel who caused a revolution in Italian wine in the 70s

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Culture File: Autumn in Italy, Day 3

Ellen Cranitch heads into the heart of multi-national mega-attraction, Expo Milano 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Culture File: Autumn in Italy, Day 2

The Piedmontese village that's transforming into a Rudolph Steiner-influenced vegan resort

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Culture File: Autumn in Italy - Intro

"Autumn in Italy" begins with the hunt for sustainable food at Milan Expo and "white gold" at Alba Truffle Fair

Monday, November 9, 2015

Culture File: Richard Gorman

Milan-based Irish artist, Richard Gorman, on designing scarves for Hermes and the life of an artist in exile.

Culture File Weekly No 43

This weekly, we visit cemeteries in Oaxaca and Co Cork; then it's out into the lanes of Kinsale in search of shades with colour theorist, Katherine Boucher-Beug; avant ventriloquist, Nina Conti introduces us to her inner voices, and we wonder why playwright and labour activist Eva Gore Booth is so little celebrated

Friday, November 6, 2015

A Lifetime in Cheese

Did Veronica Steele's 1970s washed rind innovation, Milleens cheese, create the blueprint for Irish artisan food?

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Culture File: Gore Booth

Cathy Leeney on how revolutionary playwright, Eva Gore Booth, is too often overlooked from literary history

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Culture File: Hiberno Mexican Graveyards

Pass over to another realm via a show of Mexican-Irish cemetery photography at the IGS's Octagon Room

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Culture File: Nina Conti

If ventriloquism still lives in 2015, one woman can take a big chunk of the credit: Nina Conti

Monday, November 2, 2015

Culture File: Colour Kinsale

Artist and colour theorist, Katherine Boucher-Beug forages a blue that can only be found hiding behind barn doors

Culture File Weekly No 42

Culture File Weekly No 42 involves a dirty secret to do with model trains, a celebration of George Boole in the form of a pudding; some important info about the term Czechlands, and Richard Herring's career-long exploration of the territory between innovative comedy and gratuitous offence.