This is the latest in my series of Random Thoughts posts with links, things found on the web and other stuf that has occured to me between 25th June and 30th June:
An interview with the new Vice Chancellor at the University of Bedfordshire.
This is some of the best news (re the Lib Dems in government) that I have heard for ages. There is a lot of talk about the need for reform of public services; David Boyle is one of the few people who have an inkling of how to actually do it. This appointment gives me some hope that we might get some progress towards a truly radical and liberal approach to public service reform, instead of our habit of just saying “no” all the time. Expect to hear much about co-production.
This is an interesting experiment. Working with the BBC and Arts Council England, ‘The Space’ is an online service that provides for free access to all sorts of arts; performance, exhibitions and archives etc. Running until October, essentially it is an attempt to use digital to extend the reach of work created by subsidised arts organisations.
Alex points to some challenging articles about the use of typography, including a fact about the creator of Gill Sans that I didn’t really want to know.
After having, rather grumpily, blogged about the internal elections for Unlock Democracy it is only fair that I highlight the results.
This content was originally posted on my old Strange Thoughts blog.