Posts Tagged ‘blog’

Time to move on

September 10, 2009

The purpose of Lowsaltfoods was to document my job search (and any other random thoughts that popped into all my heads – well not all of them, that would be obscene). Since I have decided to go back to uni to do a PhD, and am therefore no longer looking for a job, it seems kinda pointless to continue updating Lowsaltfoods. So I would like to direct you to my new blog, Green PhD, which will track my progress on the PhD.

You can also follow me on Twitter. (Please…)

Blogging in Trafalgar Square

July 6, 2009

I just saw n TV news story on the Fourth Plinth at Trafalgar Square, on which ordinary members of the public are standing for a few minutes at a time, instead of an inanimate statue. The reporter questioned whether it was art and the artist responded that it reflected the diversity in modern Britain. Which is possibly the worst answer anyone could have given.

But it is art and the idea is fantastic. In fact, it is very fitting for the world of Web 2.0. Websites, blogging, social networking, multiplayer games…they all provide opportunities for ordinary members of the public to express themselves in the public space of the internet. Likewise, this fourth plinth is a platform for ordinary members of public to express themselves in a real life public space. Furthermore, the constantly changing person on the plinth reflects how the modern world is more obviously constantly changing, with 24 hour news, easy to edit blogs and “What am I doing?” updates.

This is definitely something I am going to check out tomorrow after my interview.