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  • Art and Consciousness

Art and Consciousness

Is the universe conscious?   The standard scientific view is that the universe is made of inert elements that have combined in various ways to form all we can see and...
  • A Certain Rhythm. Collage by Matthew Giffin

How to Remix Your Life

One of my favourite activities when I lived in NYC was to to go around the city taking photographs of interesting textures, then recombining the bits and pieces to make...

Hangzhou: A Kaleidoscope of Creativity and Light

Hangzhou, China… Home of the e-commerce giant Alibaba, the UNSECO designated site of West Lake, the 2016 G20 summit and the upcoming 2022 Asian games. A thoroughly modern city that...

A Journey to the 798 Art District

It was a beautiful spring Sunday, a good time to trek over to my favourite area in Beijing: the 798 Art District. 798 is a very interesting place; a former industrial sector...

The Chairman in the Window

Day 1 back in Beijing; cool and rainy, but nice to see things in bloom! The first few days are mainly about ‘respecting the lag’. It can creep up on...