Mon, 17 Nov 14
23 days remaining
Lines: a network of connections, to allow us to link up points from A to B? Or a useful human abstraction, to help us make sense of the world? And what does a line mean to an artist, whether one who wields a paintbrush or pencil, or one who fashions words into poetic verse? Joining Bridget Kendall are distinguished South African artist William Kentridge, poet and graphic artist Imtiaz Dharker and social anthropology professor Timothy Ingold.
Sat, 8 Nov 14
14 days remaining
With Big Data all around us, can we trust the data-brokers, the algorithms and the often beautiful results of data visualisations? Is Big Data a threat to our privacy? Or a force for good? And if it can be both, how do we make sure we stay in control? Bridget Kendall talks to data artist Karin Von Ompteda, African governance expert Sharath Srinivasan and data researcher Adam Tanner.
Sat, 1 Nov 14
7 days remaining
We need some uniformity to ensure safe and consistent production and delivery of many things from transport to building regulations to medical science. But can too much uniformity, or misapplied uniformity, be bad for us? Tim Marlow talks to the multi-faceted concert pianist Kirill Gerstein, distinguished sociologist George Ritzer, and award-wining architect Alison Brooks.
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