Archive for the ‘Useless now’ Category

Photography and The City

Annoying. I only just found out about the “Photography and The City Conference“ in Dublin, 29th June – 1st July 2006. It is (was) a photography conference which… “examines historical, cultural and technical aspects of the relationship between the city and photography. It brings together academics and practitioners to examine and illustrate the role of […]


PSB: Summer always sounds better with a new Pet Shop Boys studio album. Fundamental is released on 22nd May.


LateBytes: With a now-customary lack of advance publicity, the 2006 Sheffield LoveBytes festival sneaks up on an unsuspecting arts intelligentsia with two days to go.

blinding flash

/blinding flash/ The BBC’s new message-board system is a radical usability makeover of the bog-standard message-board format. And it works. Gnash… where’s the perl script! I want it on Creative Stoke.

Exposure (Northern Exposure third series on DVD)

Exposure: Excellent; today I got the entire third-season of Northern Exposure on DVD. Regretably, it led to my first negative eBay experience in several years. I ordered on 10th June, paid immediately (and for airmail postage). But then “ndtenterprise” (Nader Tamadon) took a whole month to ship it to me. Eventually, it came direct from […]

Vivid BEAST (show at VIVID, July 05)

Vivid BEAST: Birmingham’s BEAST (Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre) help to christen the new VIVID media space on the 15th and 16th July 05.

UK photography conferences

UK photography conferences: The International Photography Symposium 2005 will be in the UK at the University of Sunderland, 9th – 11th September 2005. It’ll focus on…. “the issue of work and the critical evaluation of photographic commissions.” And on 7th April 2006 the University of East London, Docklands, will host ‘Camera/Constructs’ – a one-day conference […]

International Festival of Photojournalism

Visa Pour l?image: The 17th International Festival of Photojournalism, in France this August.

Modern Masters of photography – Japan

Modern masters: Japan mounts a two-day retrospective of master photographers, Modern Masters of Photography – Japan.


CS2Brum: Adobe are bringing the CS2 / Photoshop roadshow to Birmingham on 7th June.

New leaves

New leaves:

My election prediction

My election prediction: … all the pre-election polls & surveys will be confounded by the actual results (again). The pundits and number-crunchers will wander away, muttering and scratching their heads.

IdeAS 2005 contest

IdeAS 2005 IdeAS 2005, an international photojournalist contest from deviantART. Absolutely no pictures of baby dragons or cute Japanese rabbits allowed.

Train spotter (new photos)

Train spotter: I did some more image-grabbing through train windows… (large version, 90kb) (large version, 130kb)

In training (photos)

In training:My Fuji Finepix pocket digicam is getting “spotty”. Perhaps some dust got inside when I opened it up for repair. To compensate, I’ve taken to trying to create the opposite of pin-sharp, while still retaining beauty and some faint sense of form. This seems to work best while on a moving inter-city train… (large […]


Photobloggies: Only three days left to cast your vote in the Photobloggies awards.


Wiki zippy: Wikipedia has just zipped past the 500,000’th article barrier.

Drawn to talent

Drawn to talent: Strip Search, a comic-book talent incubator for Birmingham. (Not to be confused with Dark Horse’s Strip Search).

Cartoon Fest

Cartoonist fest: Shrewsbury hosts an International Cartooning Festival from 22nd-24th April 2005, organised by the Federation of Cartoonists Organisations.


Clusters: Just announced; the 2005 Creative Clusters conference is to be held in Belfast.