Book and film reviews have been reduced to individual data points on aggregator web sites as print journalism collapses. It’s only a matter of time until such big data/collective intelligence approaches expand to cover art criticism.



I write reviews for the art, technology and social change collective Furtherfield:



I’ve written some code for the Emacs text editor to help improve people’s writing about art:


(Illustration from:, copyright the artist.)

I’m experimenting with different ways of disrupting (or surviving the disruption of) art criticism:

And the value of art:

Pure Aesthetic One

Pure Aesthetic, 2005, diamond dust, glass and plastic.

A simple way to add the magic of aesthetic value to any physical object.