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.