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.
Culture File: Slow Computing - Prof Stefania Milan
Academics around Europe are researching resistance to what they sees as the increasing datafication of our world
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.
Culture File: What is Slow Computing?
Slow Computing Week kicks off with the organisers of a recent Slow Computing event at Maynooth University.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The Culture File Weekly (50 Years of EBU Concert Exchanges)
In November, 1967, Hans Keller, a Viennese refugee who fled to London, created the first of now regular radio concert exchanges from halls around Europe. Luke Clancy travels to Geneva to meet the team that makes these broadcasts happen, and hears some of their ultimate concert choices.
Culture File Weekly (2017 Journeys: The Burren, Roma History, Han Bennink, Sneakercon)
The penultimate edition of the Culture File Weekly for 2017 prepares for the journey into 2018, by revisiting some of the places we have found ourselves in 2017, from the contemplating the ancient flora of The Burren, to the copping sneakers in Earl's Court.
Culture File 'Likes': Anne Quinn
The Donegal painter shares her own Culture File 'Likes' - which run from Chuck Berry to Vivaldi
Culture File's 2017 Journeys: 1968
The drummer who laid down the beat for Dutch free jazz in the 1960s, remembers life at a musical ground zero.
Culture File's 2017 Journeys: Sneakercon
A US caravan of sneaker-dealers, “ShoeTube' stars, brand-hypers and footwear fanatics arrives in Europe.
Culture File's 2017 Journeys: Brno
A a history of discrimination, mistrust, and persecution in Brno’s Museum of Roma Culture.
Culture File's 2017's Journeys: The Burren
Environmentalist and writer, Gordon Darcy, uses paint to speak about the things that science can't quite grasp.
The Culture File Weekly 151217 (Radio Concerts, Non Alcoholic Craft Beer and Mead)
This weekly: the 50th birthday of Europe-wide concert exchanges; non-alcoholic craft beers of East London; and the mead revival in Kinsale
Culture File 'Likes': Valerie Pakenham
Maria Edgeworth's latest editor shares her own Culture File Likes.
Culture File: Reaching Craft Beer Nirvana
East London's Nirvana Brewery is possibly the world's first entirely low and non-alcoholic brewery.
Culture File: The Sweet Taste of Norse Mythology
Blood mixed with honey was the base for an ancient Norse recipe for mead. Kinsale Mead tweaks things a bit...
Culture File: Culture File: The Legacy of Hans Keller (part 2)
Was the radiophobe Benjamin Britten the right choice to conduct the first concert of a new broadcast paradigm?
Culture File: The Legacy of Hans Keller
The dream of a Viennese refugee in London to unite Europe's concert halls, celebrates its 50th birthday.
The Culture File Weekly 081217 (Maria Edgeworth And Her Town)
This weekly, a special edition leads us to Edgeworthstown and environs, in search of the spaces and stories of pioneering and bestselling Irish novelist, Maria Edgeworth, whose base in the Co Longford town became a 19th century literary hub
Culture File 'Likes': Lian Bell
Theatre artist and activist, Lian Bell, on some of the things that she's be streaming, downloading and savouring this week
Culture File: Bill Fontana's 50 Years of Sound Sculpture
Some rather cryptic words from Marcel Duchamp helped the young Bill Fontana first understand his own work.
Culture File: Ancient Juice
Michele Sartori of Acetaia Giusti leads a tasting of precious black dots of aged balsamic vinegar
Culture File: #Mariastown
On the trail of Maria Edgeworth, in Tullynally Castle, home of Ms Edgeworth's latest editor
Culture File: Mariastown
Local historian, Matt Farrell, leads us through pioneering Irish novelist, Maria Edgeworth’s Co Longford home
The Culture File Weekly 011217 (Lian Bell, Jonathan Swift, Anne Cleary, Dreamgun)
This weekly, we discover a better mental health facility that Bedlam with the help of Dean Swift, watch 13 (or fewer) dots in the form of a conductor with Anne Cleary, join the Millennial sport of blockbuster movie spoofing with Dreamgun, and speculate, with Lian Bell, on the role of theatre design in the industry's current season of reckonings.
Culture File 'Likes': Maureen O'Connor
UCC's Maureen O'Connor shares some of the things she's been clicking like on this week.
Culture File: Dean Swift at 350
Prof Jim Lucey on pamphleteer, priest and, of course, micro-loan pioneer, Jonathan Swift
Culture File: #LianBell
Activist theatre artist, Lian Bell, on Amplify Women and the struggle to end harassment in the cultural industries
Culture File: Anne Cleary's Rattle
Cleary | Connolly's Anne Cleary on tracking the movements of Simon Rattle while overcoming the fear of being simple
Culture File: Dreamgun's Box Office Demolitions
Dreamgun’s Heber Hanly on the comedy sketch troupe's live takedowns of film such as Titanic, Terminator & Die Hard
The Culture File Weekly 24.11.17 (Ban Bam, Maureen O'Hara's Dior coat, Tim Robinson's Ecofeminism and Melissa Ellis' hunts)
This Weekly, we're in Durrow, County Laois, trying on a fur to which we otherwise strongly object, sizing up gender equality in improvised music, checking into Marsh's Library, Dublin, and listening carefully while Maureen O'Connor explains how Ecofeminism helps us understand that we are but assemblages of different kinds of being.
Culture File 'Likes': Aoife Concannon
Ban Bam Festival founder, Aoife Concannon, on her favourite podcasts, movies...and compact cassettes.
Culture File: Mellissa Odd Stories
From the Dead Zoo to underwater off Dalkey, and the shelves of Marsh's Library, Melissa Ellis hunts inspiration.
Culture File: A New Home for Maureen O'Hara's Fur Coat
In Durrow, County Laois, Philip Sheppard, transitioner of objects, is at work in the family auction house...
Culture File: Tim Robinson's Ecofeminism
We can re-learn to understand the world through Connemara-based artist, Tim Robinson's work, says Maureen O’Connor
Culture File: #wakingtheimprovisers
A new festival, Ban Bam, highlights female musicians playing jazz, improvised and experimental music.
The Culture File Weekly 17.11.17 (Veronika Harcsa, Louis Scully, Niamh Barry, Dave Flynn's Memory Orchestra)
This weekly, we're in North Co. Dublin to glimpse the glowing art of sculptor, Niamh Barry, we visit the big studio in Donnybrook with the RTE NSO and the Memory Orchestra, meet nightlife kingpin, Louis Scully, and hear some extended vocal technique from Hungarian jazznik, Veronika Harcsa.
Culture File 'Likes': Veronika Harcsa
Hungarian vocalist, Veronika Harcsa, on some of the things she's (mentally) clicked like on recently.
Culture File: Live From Studio 1 with the Memory Orchestra
Composer, Dave Flynn and fiddler, Niamh Varian-Barry bring a collection of replica bronze age horns to Donnybrook
Culture File: Discotekken with Louis Scully
DJ, music promoter (and potential Dublin Night Mayor) Louis Scully's musical kingdom
Culture File: Veronika Harcsa Voices her Concern
Hungarian vocalist, Veronika Harcsa, on using the voice to escape from our digital sound prison
Culture File: Ancient Lights
Amid the fruit-growing fields of North Co. Dublin, artist Niamh Barry and her team blend ancient and contemporary tech
The Culture File Weekly, 10.11.17 James Turrell's Berlin chapel, Brandon Labelle's sound worlds, Lucy Wright's Digital Folk Project, Pavel
This weekly, we process from a graveyard in Mitte where American artist James Turrell has been hacking the sunset, to the sound worlds of Brandon Labelle, the Mudcat Cafe with Lucy Wright of the Digital Folk Project, and the organ loft with Czech console master, Pavel Kohout.
Culture File Likes: Louis Scully
The Dublin DJ and Discotekken music promoter shares some of things with which he likes to fill his eyes, ears and belly
Culture File: Brandon Labelle's Minor Acoustics
Listening might be an effective way to help us approach our global crisis, speculates sound artist and theorist, Brandon Labelle
Culture File: James Turrell Lichtinstallation Dorotheenstädtischer Friedhof
Sunset in Berlin sees the coming to life of James Turrell's lightwork in a Mitte cemetery
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