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Copyright on the internetRead MoreDecember 12, 2012

This post has come about because the WeaveTech forum is discussing Pinterest, the online way of showing people the pictures you like on a virtual pin-board. One of the members has posted about finding her own image pinned by others on the site and is asking about copyrights and copying. The consensu...

Christmas songs and musicRead MoreDecember 12, 2012

This week, we have a full schedule of entertainment, both local and international via the internet. Last night was the Cullivoe School concert complete with dancing, singing sheep, and a pantomime of Briar Rose by the Cullivoe Secondary pupils. I was amazed by the strength of the singing and th...

BBC News - Philip Pullman novel to become childrens operaRead MoreDecember 11, 2012

At this Christmassy time of year, what better than news of a new opera! Can't wait to see it...And if you have not read the books, try them. I loved the story. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20683982...

Virtual and real weavingRead MoreDecember 10, 2012

The WeaveTech forum, an online group for more advanced weavers has interesting discussions and at the moment, the group is talking about the future of conferences and this. http://blog.blprnt.com/blog/blprnt/infinite-weft-exploring-the-old-aesthetic is a post by Jer Thorp about creating virtual...

Rainbows to brighten a day...Read MoreDecember 9, 2012

On a wild and wet, windy and snowy Sunday night, the internet has brought me to a page full of colour and rhythm: paper cutouts which remind me of 1970's posters... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/16/jen-starks-to-the-power-o_n_2138058.html?utm_hp_ref=art-meets-science#slide=1762296...

What do Monty Python and Desmond Tutu have in common?Read MoreDecember 9, 2012

Doesn't this look like a whole lot of fun! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-20658040...

Jonathan Harvey dies aged 73 | Music | The GuardianRead MoreDecember 6, 2012

Jonathan Harvey, the composer, has passed away. Read his obituary on the Guardian website. http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/dec/05/jonathan-harvey-dies-73-composer...

UK designers and the plans to stop creative educationRead MoreDecember 6, 2012

The UK government has come up with plans for a shake-up of the curriculum in secondary schools. The plans include the introduction of an eBacc - an English Baccalaureate for secondary students which is aimed at giving every student complusory tuition in stem subjects - maths, English, sciences, lang...

The Lan Xi Curtilage by Archi-UnionRead MoreDecember 6, 2012

This beautiful building in Chengdu was designed by Shanghai studio Archi-Union, and uses different sized bricks laid by hand using an algorithm to create waves across the facade of the members' club and restaurant. Isn't it amazing when maths and creativity come together like this? http://www.d...

Knitting a car!Read MoreDecember 5, 2012

This has come in from Hazel Hughson at Shetland Arts. Looks like fun with a very serious message. Anything that helps to make the roads safer for everyone can only be a good thing. "You might already know about "Ignition", it's a Shetland Arts community production supported by the National Theatre ...