Posts containing the tag "history".




Cultural democracy & community

Owen Kelly asks how culture and community relate to each other, and what we might actually do to foster community and cultural democracy.




Trick or Treat

On October 31, 1938 Orson Welles broadcast an version of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds”: one of the great media hoaxes of the 20th century.




Acts of Transfer

Sophie Hope, Lizzie Lloyd and Katy Beinart recorded a live conversation at a public event to launch Acts of Transfer.






Old Words: Making Nothing Happen

Francois Matarasso reads Making Nothing Happen, a talk he first gave in September 2016. He has revised it in the light of current events.




Year One: A Reflection

Co-host François Matarasso returns to talk with Arlene Goldbard about the first year of A Culture of Possibility.




What went wrong with copyright?

Copyright from the invention of printing in 1476 to the creation of the Berne Convention in 1886, and where it all went wrong.




Socially Engaged Performance, 1965–2020

Jan Cohen-Cruz and Rad Pereira have curated stories from over 75 interviews and informal exchanges that offer insight into the field of Socially Engaged Performance in the United States over the past 55 years.




Strange Rebels

Owen Kelly and David Morley discuss Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century written by Christian Caryl and published in 2014.




Clive Sinclair, culture & democracy

Owen Kelly offers two surprises and a look back at Clive Sinclair and the impact of the ZX Spectrum, which ushered in a brief period of democratic bedroom coding.