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Announcements / martle
« on: January 08, 2013, 09:30:03 am »
Today, I impeach martle for his 7122 spam postings!  Get a life, martle!

Announcements / Sydney Grew
« on: January 08, 2013, 09:03:17 am »
Greetings from kleines c. Sydney Grew has just sent me an email. I feel obliged to publish it in full:

Dear kleines c - I have been watching your latest travails at R3ok with considerable interest. If you ever feel that the time has come, would you consider publishing something along these lines?
May I on this momentous day take advantage of the much-lauded altruism of kleines c that brave soul to pass on - in what may be his final act - my wish that everyone reading R3OK might have the happiest of New Years! And here what is more is an invitation to all at R3OK: Leave behind the worry and strife, forget the spectres and looming dénouement at the George, and join us at where - in stark contrast to R3OK - you will to your delight discover an erudite and decorous atmosphere full of freedom! No more botheration from disreputable moderators; no more fear; no more gangings-up and daily bashings; instead a modern system of anonymous push-buttons whereby you may express your estimations in protected privacy.
Kaffee mit Kuchen und bye-bye at last to Those People!
Or something like that . . . Just an idea . . . I don't know what signature it might be best to append . . .

The signature is Sydney Grew's.  As for myself, I commend The Radio 3 Forum to everyone reading R3OK.  Join us today!

Announcements / Election for a new moderator
« on: January 08, 2013, 03:40:25 am »
Vote 'c'!

Announcements / Impeachment
« on: January 07, 2013, 04:28:03 pm »
Greetings from kleines c.  All three current moderators have just been impeached.  Please call an election today, increpatio.  Thank you very much indeed.

Announcements / perfect wagnerite
« on: January 06, 2013, 09:53:33 am »
Please resign as moderator, perfect wagnerite, with immediate effect.

Announcements / Moderation
« on: October 18, 2012, 09:28:41 am »
Greetings from kleines c.  This morning, I received a detailed, formal complaint from Moderation.  I should be more than happy for everything to be made as transparent as possible.  I can only offer my full and unreserved apologies to everyone reading R3OK.  With sincere thanks!

kleines c.

The Plastic Arts / Man Ray Portraits
« on: October 18, 2012, 03:27:46 am »

Featuring over 150 vintage prints from his career in America and Paris taken between 1916 and 1968, the forthcoming photographic exhibition highlights Man Ray’s central position amongst the leading artists of the Dada and Surrealist movements.  The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) exhibition includes Man Ray’s revolutionary photographic techniques such as solarisation and early experiments with colour. His portraits include friends, lovers and contemporaries, ranging from Kiki de Montparnasse and Lee Miller to Pablo Picasso and Catherine Deneuve.  Join us all in the Wolfson Gallery at 17:00 (BST) on Monday 27 May 2013.  I commend Man Ray to everyone reading R3OK.

Television / Order and Disorder
« on: October 17, 2012, 08:48:14 am »

Order and disorder?  I commend energy and information to increpatio, the moderators and everyone else reading R3OK, too.  On BBC Four (television), Professor Jim Al-Khalili discovers the intriguing story of how we discovered the rules that drive the universe. Energy is vital to us all, but what exactly is energy?

Next week, Jim Al-Khalili investigates one of the most important concepts in the world today - information.  He discovers how we harnessed the power of symbols, everything from the first alphabet to the electric telegraph through to the modern digital age.  But on this journey, he learns that information is not just about human communication; it is woven very profoundly into the fabric of reality.

Take 'c' as an example.  The speed of light in vacuum, commonly denoted as kleines 'c', is a universal physical constant important in many areas of physics. Its value is 299,792,458 metres per second, a figure that is exact because the length of the metre is defined from this constant and the international standard for time.  Sunlight therefore takes about 8 minutes 19 seconds to reach the planet Earth.

According to special relativity, 'c' is the maximum speed at which all energy, matter, and information in the universe can travel. It is the speed at which all massless particles and associated fields, including electromagnetic radiation such as light, travel in vacuum. It is also the speed of gravity, as predicted by current theories. Such particles and waves travel at 'c' regardless of the motion of the source or the inertial frame of reference of the observer. In the theory of relativity, 'c' interrelates space and time, and also appears in the famous equation of mass–energy equivalence: E = mcc.

And God said, "Let there be light: and there was light."  And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.  And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

Radio / CD Review
« on: October 12, 2012, 06:47:34 pm »
'CD Review' is a Saturday morning programme (09:00-12:15) broadcast on BBC Radio 3 dealing with new classical music releases, topical issues and interviews.  The programme title is an update of 'Record Review' which was broadcast on Network Three occasionally from 1949, then weekly from 1957.

It includes the feature, 'Building a Library', which surveys and recommends available recordings of specific works.

In 2006, 'Building a Library' was attacked as 'elitist' for including such composers as Karl Amadeus Hartmann and Elliott Carter and lesser-known works of great composers, at the expense of well-known mainstream works.

The charge was rebutted by the programme's producer, Mark Lowther, who said that Radio 3 audiences wanted programmes that challenged and inspired.

The regular presenter of the Saturday morning radio programme is currently Andrew McGregor.  As for Nicholas Anderson, what diction!  'CD Review' is no seedy revue!

How would you all rate the radio programme, however?

21st Century / David Bowie is
« on: October 05, 2012, 06:12:29 am »

But are we?  A new exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), 'David Bowie is', will explore the creative processes of the musician as innovator and cultural icon, tracing his shifting style and sustained reinvention across five decades.  The V&A’s Theatre and Performance curators, Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, have selected more than 300 objects that will be brought together for the very first time.  They include handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs, Bowie’s own instruments and album artwork.  Ground control to Major Tom ...

The exhibition will explore the broad range of Bowie’s collaborations with artists and designers in the fields of fashion, sound, graphics, theatre, art and film.  On display will be more than 300 objects including 'Ziggy Stardust' bodysuits (1972) designed by Freddie Burretti, photography by Brian Duffy; album sleeve artwork by Guy Peellaert and Edward Bell; visual excerpts from films and live performances including 'The Man Who Fell to Earth', music videos such as 'Boys Keep Swinging' and set designs created for the 'Diamond Dogs' tour (1974).  Alongside these will be more personal items such as never-before-seen storyboards, handwritten set lists and lyrics as well as some of Bowie’s own sketches, musical scores and diary entries, revealing the evolution of his creative ideas as a musical innovator and cultural icon, tracing his shifting style and sustained reinvention across five decades.  Whatever next?

PS  The BBC reports that the cultural impact of British singer David Bowie is to be examined at an academic conference in the Republic of Ireland later this month.  Organisers at the University of Limerick believe that 'Strange Fascination? A Symposium on David Bowie' is the first event of its kind.  It marks the fortieth anniversary of the popular Bowie song, 'Changes'.

Radio / Choral Evensong
« on: October 04, 2012, 08:44:52 am »
How about Choral Evensong sometime?

Join us!  ;)

Radio / CD Review - Building a Library
« on: October 03, 2012, 01:49:14 am »
Do you have access to a library of music, or indeed, of books?  Does it include any compact discs (CDs) of classical music, or indeed, any other types of recording?  Have you ever seen the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Stradivari violin from 1704?

Never becoming a seedy review, BBC Radio 3 reviews classical music recordings from nine o'clock every Saturday morning, and experts help listeners select the best recordings of specific compositions currently available.  Meanwhile, Elgar, the Beatles and Dizzee Rascal all had a starring role in London’s Olympic Games in 2012, with some astonishing scenes that told the world the story of Britain’s contribution to popular culture.

Can British music continue to punch above its weight for the rest of the twenty-first century?

Let us also go into the music library below on BBC Radio 4, if only to find out what is down there.

20th Century / No Substitute
« on: September 29, 2012, 10:01:56 am »
Greetings from kleines c.  'The Times' publishes a leading article this weekend, arguing that 'The Who', along with the Beatles and the Stones, defined the sound of the sixties and seventies.  Well, they did record the sound of the sea, if not kleines c, as Pete Townshend recalls:

Perhaps the soundworld does reflect something of the Zeitgeist of the second half of the twentieth century.  Of course, there may be other definitions of our individual and collective soundworld, but I wonder what defines our soundworld during the second decade of the twenty-first century?

The IT Helpdesk. / Information Technology
« on: September 26, 2012, 07:37:29 pm »

How is Information Technology (IT) changing the ways in which we communicate with one another during the twenty-first century?  Do you feel that the digital revolution is changing the very nature of language itself?  A few decades ago, this particular type of conversation would have been inconceivable?  Does the unprecedented popularity of social media change what it means to be human in the computer age?  How can and/or should we change our behaviour(s) to make the most of advances in IT?  What hardware and software make most sense in this kind of online environment?  What are the risks and dangers associated with advances in such technologies, both on an individual and collective level?  What is this brave new world which we are creating for ourselves, increpatio?

Board Usage Help Forum / Help
« on: September 26, 2012, 07:33:57 pm »

How much help do we really need online, increpatio, and offline?

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