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So, that State of the Arts thing happened. You probably noticed, once, or twice, a minute. On the 14th. I could reproduce the summary post I wrote on it here, but frankly there are loads more interesting posts both on the individual theme live blogs, and on the main blog itself. Go and browse for yourself, or check out the highlights I’ve picked out below. Otherwise all that bears saying is that I think they’re moving in the right direction, there’s a long way to go, and I’m really proud of the change/effect that Andy, the team of ace livebloggers/correspondants we took, and I were/are able to have.
- James Marriot’s text from Future Environment session 1.
- Emma Adams’ Arts Vs. Sofa
- Rachel Kaye’s Art and Active Hostility
- Chris Thorpe’s What Will I Do When They Come to Take My Guns
- Rebecca Kill talking to me about higher education cuts and the arts.
- Andy Field’s talk from Future Environment session 2
- Daniel B Yates on Art and Politics
- My re-highlighting of Tom Armitage’s essential thoughts on technology as material