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Dad comes home

11am “Hello, is that Mr Peter Mansell”“It’s xxxx from the Princess Royal Hospital here. I am phoning about your dad Henry”“Yes”“As you know he is due to be discharged home today. Can you tell me what time the carers will … Continue reading

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A focus for the final term

So the new, final, terms begins today. This might be a good time to take stock of where I am and consider the pressing next steps to resolve this work. Looking back I can see a sort of shape to … Continue reading

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The promise of VR

If Frank Rose’s The Art of Immersion was all about showing how storytelling is both a natural human function and changing because of the nature of technology then Virtual Reality (VR) must be one of the leading strands of change. … Continue reading

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Those of you that follow this blog will know that I am waiting for a pacemaker to be fitted (see here for a post about it.) Well I was phoned by the hospital today and told “P” day was to … Continue reading

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Dad, not dad again

I was supposed to be seeing dad today but haven’t. He still has Norovirus symptoms and so they have him in a single room just now. We tried speaking by phone the other day but he is so deaf he … Continue reading

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Distraction, jargon, curation and impact

I’ve been sorting out some medical kit and its been a nice distraction this afternoon but, my word, the amount of paper and jargon that goes along with it is considerable. Then the thought occurred to me about how much … Continue reading

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I don’t know what I am doing…

So I placed my books on Amazon.com today, but its clear that I don’t know what I am doing as the last draft of the small book was already on it! (I have asked how I remove it). The books … Continue reading

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Hey, the submission deadline last week was detailed as the end of February. So I spent the weekend working on this (below) only to find today that the submission deadline has moved! Well, I’ve put the work in so want … Continue reading

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Studying Disability Arts and Culture

It is clear from my research that the visual representation of disability is broadly absent from visual representation and connoted almost exclusively through the prism of impairment. Of course there are many disabled artists who counter this view such as … Continue reading

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Project 18: Usurping intended function

I had a leaking leg bag a few days ago. I do check them before putting them on but this one must have contained an inherent weakness in its structure that only failed once the bag was under pressure from … Continue reading

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