Full of Energy

Patrick Geddes, a long dead gardener, geographer and philosopher has been a guide for me in approaching the world. This film is for Patrick Geddes. Music credit: ‘Cosmic Love’ by … Continue reading Full of Energy

SHELL petrol: “like a beautiful woman”

A front page advert from 1929. [It is my view that science and advertising are incompatible]

‘The scientific attitude’

This is an old review of an old book. I find that I am not well enough versed to understand the full context and that I struggle with some of … Continue reading ‘The scientific attitude’

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NETWORK 3 [voices]

A film of voices. Voices include: Andrew Gordon, an unknown commentator, Anne Baird, BBC announcer, William Boyd, Ben Okri, Captain Charles Ryder, Jeremy Irons, Ella Rae, Domino, Dr Ian Collins, … Continue reading NETWORK 3 [voices]

‘BUCKIE is coming out of its buckie’

Having visited 20 Main Street, Buckpool: I came across a building that caught my eye. On first sight it looked like a chapel. On further investigation I found that it … Continue reading ‘BUCKIE is coming out of its buckie’

Odds and Ends [a large selection of wallpapers]

This film is about diversity: how it is displayed and how it is ‘understood’. Some time ago I came across this long since abandoned Drapers Shop on the Buildings at … Continue reading Odds and Ends [a large selection of wallpapers]

S Y M B O L I C

‘Real science’, it is said, should be based on what science considers credible. This is one of the ‘Rules of Science’, and is necessary if we are to quantify understanding. … Continue reading S Y M B O L I C

In every moment is a world unseen

I recently came across a postcard of Kilmaron castle. Four years ago I made this film about it: Kilmaron castle was demolished in the summer of 1985 and “Live Aid” … Continue reading In every moment is a world unseen

“The MOCK DOCTOR, not acted before this season”

I recently came across this delightful map of Hawkhill and its observatory. Before it was demolished this Georgian villa used to neighbour Holyrood Palace, just below Salisbury crags. The title … Continue reading “The MOCK DOCTOR, not acted before this season”