21st April 2011 Falling from Great Height

Since post­ing Work at Height and Work at Great Height, I’ve seen a cou­ple of inter­est­ing things. The first is a clip sent by a col­league at the OU, Simon Carter, shows what its like to work 1768 feet in the air, mend­ing anten­nae. Phew. I could scarcely watch. Notice that they show the ascent,…

15th April 2011 Picturing The Silent Musician

For some time I’ve been work­ing on a project about musi­cians and the work they do. This started as an inves­ti­ga­tion into the rela­tion­ship between work, con­sump­tion and leisure in the lives of cre­ative work­ers. Here, the pre­car­ity of being a worker in the infor­mal econ­omy, depen­dent on an active, pay­ing audi­ence and (prob­a­bly) a…