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.