Happiness Only Exists when Shared (travel)

One thing that I have learnt is that if your traveling alone, its the people that you meet on your adventures that make it something.  Sometimes you WANT to be alone. And this is completely cool. However, your own company sometimes wears thin.  Especially during the evenings when most evening activities seem to designed for 2+ people. Clubs, Gigs, restaurant seating….YouContinue reading “Happiness Only Exists when Shared (travel)”

Smizz’s favourite Wikilinkz

Lists of Worsts JFK assassination The Greenhouse Mafia Representations of People in Popular Culture Chess Openings Named After Animals List of Statues by Height Cultural Depictions of Margaret Thatcher Brazilian Players That Play For Another National Team Superlatives New York related lists Houses of Dune Animals Named After Celebrities Middle-Earth Animals Child Prodigies TheInternet  

new workz coming soon, a taster & thoughts on things right now!

I’m excited because I actually have some real NEW works, that i’ve made without having a show to make them for, or getting paid to make it for someone, and they’ve evolved over the past 2 months worth of development, reading and meticulous note writing. So I’m stoked that i’m back to thinking and making … feelsContinue reading “new workz coming soon, a taster & thoughts on things right now!”

to mention my working class background, or to not mention my working class background. this is the Q?

So. It has been a while since I last posted a blog post moaning about the working class struggle. I guess I didn’t want to bore you all silly. I’m still as equally, if not more, bitter about my position in society as i was a year or 2 ago. With the conservative government in,Continue reading “to mention my working class background, or to not mention my working class background. this is the Q?”

SHEFFIELD UNIVERSAL EDUCATION COLLECTIVE

This could become very important. It might not be the free Liverpool Art School University; but for Sheffield it has a super amount of potential. The big society indeed. Find out more here: http://sheffielduniversaleducationcollective.wordpress.com/2011/01/26/join-us/ Basic info on Sheffield Universal Education Collective: The Sheffield Universal Education Collective is a recently formed body of rank and file unionContinue reading “SHEFFIELD UNIVERSAL EDUCATION COLLECTIVE”

ART-CRIT – just for you!! BANK STREET ARTS, SHEFFIELD

AN ART CRIT GROUP FOR EVERYONE want some critical discussion or feedback on art or your practice in general? You can’t always get what you want, but sometimes, you might just find (get) what YOU NEED! Bring friends, your work, or ideas, or debates, or compliments, or love, or exhibitions, or whatever. Make the itContinue reading “ART-CRIT – just for you!! BANK STREET ARTS, SHEFFIELD”

We are all surplus: why the dark matter of the artworld matters

NOTE: This will probably change. this version is NOT going to be published in printed format; but a variation of this article will (alas a BETTER version of it). But you know, please feel free to comment; and yeah. We are all surplus:  why the dark matter of the artworld matters. Dark Matter: Art and Politics in theContinue reading “We are all surplus: why the dark matter of the artworld matters”

Smizz’s top 10 movies of 2010 PART 1 (10-6)

Yes, there is indeed still a week or 2 left in 2010 – of which  a movie of a high calibre could be released. However, in the UK, we get movies released behind our USA contemporaries… from as little as 1 week to a gapping 1 year gap! I’m a movie fanatic. I’ve seen prettyContinue reading “Smizz’s top 10 movies of 2010 PART 1 (10-6)”

Working in a bookstore DESIGN picks for Xmas PART 1

I spend my time between either chatting up people to buy linksaves, attempting to make riverting book-selling conversation with customers or shelving. Shelving is actually my favourite thing.  I get to look at the cover, typography, printing, publisher and designer as I take the book to the correct area.  In my head i do aContinue reading “Working in a bookstore DESIGN picks for Xmas PART 1”

Dreams and Diluted Philosophy

imagine Christopher Nolan’s latest film, Inception (2010), is already being turned into a pop philosophy book. Perhaps it will be part of the same series as The Matrix and Philosophy: Welcome to the Desert of the Real (2002) and Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts (2004). Inception ’s plot involves a team of corporate espionage operatives, ledContinue reading “Dreams and Diluted Philosophy”