Thursday, February 08, 2007

You're just in time for tea.

This blog is dedicated to the pursuit of matters marginal and other irrelevances. Here you'll find links to ideas, objects and events that are possibly worthy of a moment of your consideration. Feel free to disagree; no egos have been deployed in the production of this blog and none are therefore likely to be even mildly miffed as a result.

So to begin...

FAILURE and ACCIDENT

I am much bothered by notions of failure at the moment; what it means, how to tell when you meet it and whether, in the end, it matters terribly much. I went to a talk at Tate Britain last night on this very subject: Science and Art: How to Understand Failure and Accident. I was enchanted by the warm embrace in which the speakers (Patrick Haggard, Professor at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience & Department of Psychology, Marcus du Sautoy, Professor of Mathematics, Royal Society University Research Fellow, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford; Cornelia Parker and Adrian Rifkin, art historian) held both the idea and the experience of failure. http://www.tate.org.uk/Britain/eventseducation/talks/7849.htm

There really is hope for us all.

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