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Will Cameron's call for popular films mean more silent comedies? | Stewart Lee | Comment is free | The Observer
"...maybe David is party to a formula for popularity, despite the fact that no art of any real value, including all Hollywood films of the past 30 years, has ever been made by pursuing one. Good artists do what they believe in and don't merely court public approval. In these respects they are the opposite of politicians. Zing!"
stewartlee  film  policy  satire 
january 2012 by infovore
"This is where I write about social & political stuff, mostly relating to sex. Yes, there's going to be a book. As an ex-sex worker, you can imagine what my bias is. Nevertheless, I am also a scientist, so will do my best to present the evidence base for each post." Brooke's new blog. This looks like it could be good.
uk  sex  politics  policy  society  brookemagnanti 
april 2011 by infovore
GameSetWatch - Postmortem: Getting Serious With Budget Hero
"Finally, if one can wrap a game around a complex issue like the national budget and engage that many young people, we should be able to do the same with other important policy issues, from climate change to health care. The budget was about the most boring issue one could take on compared to Lost, Heroes, World of Warcraft, or playing Moto Racer on the iPhone." Really interesting set of conclusions from a large-scale serious game.
seriousgames  budget  budgethero  games  play  policy  government  wgrtw 
june 2009 by infovore
The Air Force’s Rules of Engagement for Blogging [Updated] — Global Nerdy
Really not that stupid when you think about it, even if it is accompanied by Yet Another US Army Infographic...
socialmedia  policy  web20  blogs  protocol  bloggings 
january 2009 by infovore
potlatch: the politics of Wetherspoons
"Wetherspoons is a model of market efficiency. Prices are low, economies of scale are passed on to consumers and people are offered real choice, on the assumption that they are intelligent enough to deal with it."
critique  society  wetherspoons  pubs  policy  economics  community 
july 2008 by infovore

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