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John Clare, Jimmy Wales and the Right to be Forgotten, Borowczyk Retrospective

Matthew Sweet talks to Iain Sinclair about poet John Clare, and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales discusses the implications of the 'right to be forgotten' legislation.

Iain Sinclair is marking today's 150th anniversary of the death of the poet John Clare by making a film with Andrew Kotting about Clare's walks and writing. He talks to Matthew Sweet about Clare along with New Generation Thinker Dr Greg Tate.

As a European court backs the "right to be forgotten" - legislation allowing people to ask search engines to remove unwanted information from their indexes - Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at the Oxford Internet Institute, discuss how privacy vs expression and remembering vs forgetting clash in the internet age.

Also, an assessment of Polish filmmaker Walerian Borowczyk with writer and psychoanalyst Cherry Potter and curator Daniel Bird.

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • John Clare

    Iain Sinclair and Greg Tate mark the 150th anniversary of the poet’s death.

    Duration: 16:35

  • Right to be forgotten?

    Jimmy Wales and Viktor Mayer-Schönberger discuss the memory of the internet

    Duration: 14:25

  • Walerian Borowczyk

    An assessment of Polish filmmaker with Cherry Potter and Daniel Bird.

    Duration: 13:22

John Clare

John Clare

It is the 150 anniversary of John Clare’s death today.


John Clare in Space: Poetry, Nature and Contemporary Culture is a two day conference at Oxford Brookes University on 30-31 May 2014


Gallery: Images from John Clare 150 Anniversary celebration.


Walerian Borowczyk

Walerian Borowczyk

Walerian Borowczyk: The Listening Eye is at the ICA in London until 6 July 2014.


The ICA are screening Borowczyk’s short films on 24-25 May 2014, details here.


Gallery: Images from The Listening Eye exhibition


Plus Cinema of Desire: The Films of Walerian Borowczyk is at the BFI Southbank from 20-29 May 2014.


Image: Walerian Borowczyk, Stills from the film Les Jeux des Anges, 1964. Courtesy Arrow films and Ligia Branice-Borowczyk.


Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest Iain Sinclair
Interviewed Guest Greg Tate
Interviewed Guest Jimmy Wales
Interviewed Guest Viktor Mayer-Schonberger
Interviewed Guest Cherry Potter
Interviewed Guest Daniel Bird
Producer Georgia Catt

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