Research Methodology as a defence of the value of the Arts in a globalised economy

15 November 2016 (draft). Research Methodology lecture. Ross reviewed his lectures to date. He has added layers of sophistication, and identified differences between scientific and artist approaches, but we have gone over the same core material several times: the structure of a research proposal that identifies the value of a research project. Several in our group mentioned…

Art is the window in the wall of science: an artistic collaboration

8 November 2016, Collaboration. Our lecturers staged an artistic collaboration and invited the students of Research Methodologies to attend. Faculty head Duncan Bullen and MA course leader Charlie Hooker invited Connel Gleeson, Design lead, to join them, and they discussed about their interests with the aim of doing something creative together. They would, according to Duncan, discuss…

Should artificial wombs be developed for human pregnancy – to ensure equality, and reproduction of our species – when there are 7 billion humans already?

22 November 2017 (draft). Tonight, I attended a lecture on Gender given by Dr Vicky Magree at Brighton University. She gave a clear and well structured talk and reflection about the ideas of Shulamith Firestone in her 1974 book The Dialectic of Sex Revisited. The book suggested that medicine could produce equality among humans, by…

Peace Angel drawing down the Moon: 21.11.16 painting

Peace Angel drawing down the Moon: Painting, Acrylic on Canvas, November 2016. This work is about boundaries and non-boundaries. Archetypal images jostle in the clouds. The painting refers to power/nation and gender, but it’s not about this. The painting is about the moon, anima, animus, force and peace, the flow of energy, warm and cold,…