Archive for October 26th, 2010

the magic letter -i-

October 26, 2010

A few weeks ago at the beginning of the academic term one of my students made an interesting observation while discussing the political and social implications of ‘Netizen-ship’ : how the letter ‘i’ has dominated our networked society and whether it is more related to Independency rather than to Individualism. Or both.

Just today I came across the BBC Magazine’s post re the meaning of the ‘i’ letter. It is also today that the i Newspaper by the Independent is making its appearance in the stage of the British Press.

Treasures from Budapest @ RAA

October 26, 2010
I have such a beautiful taste after visiting the Treasures from Budapest exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. Over 200 works from two Hungarian museums are included. Paintings, drawings and sculptures by great masters welcome the visitors; Da Vinci, El Greco, Duerer, Schiele, Rubens, Poussin, Goya, Monet, Manet etc. I discovered Pal Szinyei Merse and the great painting Skylark. Here it is: