Column Archive 2002-2010
Column is a monthly feature that explores the world
of creativity and aesthetics.
Use one of the links below to read a previous issue
of The Column that was published during 2002-2010
Previous Issues of
The Column 2002-2010
Tale of Creation and Destruction: When something
that someone made inspires us we often want
to know how that work came into being, and why
that work continues to resound in us long after
its creator/s have left...
Computers Creative?: Our interaction with
the world is changing, and the interface between
computer and humans which began with the keyboard
is evolving in new, more intimate and profound
ways. Within fifty years our next great leap
as a species will have taken place.
Art: As art and commerce becomes inextricably
linked in our daily lives, so art looses its
status and importance. Art becomes no more than
decoration. Art becomes the fool's gold of our
Creative Spark: Where does our creativity
come from? Some believe it is a divine gift,
others that it is exclusive to those with a
particular predisposition. Form your own view
after reading this thought provoking investigation.
and Creativity: Creative people are in turn
viewed as inspired, self indulgent, insightful,
and insane. To some the spark of genius appears
as a shallow breath away from the world of the
irrational and those misunderstood souls who
inhabit the world of the mad house. Journey
into the world of the creative mind.
Being Creative: Play is often viewed as
a pastime that is more for enjoyment and diversion
rather than an activity of any significance.
For many however, play is an ongoing and crucial
element that is at the heart of their identity.
Windows: The Internet of the future will
be like the urban city of today with it's commercial
centres, suburbs, and ghettos, but one crucial
difference will remain: the voice of the creative
individual will continue to be heard.
Art:Six Sulawesi Crested Macaque Monkeys,
one computer, a £2,000 grant from the
English Arts Council, and four weeks to get
creative. Join the journey to uncover the real
issues surrounding this 'art project'.
A Rich Artist: Artists are no different
than anyone else: they want to spend their days
doing what they most enjoy while making a living
from it. Most don't succeed. Here's the story
of one man who forged his own path to riches.
Good Am I?: The Column kicks off with a
tale of hope, uncertainty, and the creative
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