Managing references and citations as a Pages user

It’s no secret that handling references and citations is complicated. In response, there are many products available to handle various aspects of collecting, managing, and integrating references for research purposes — in addition to collaborating and sharing resources. Recent products have provided the ability to handle these tasks with a single suite of web/desktop plugins and standalone software: […]

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The buildings that won the national lottery jackpot – the hits and misses

The buildings that won the national lottery jackpot – the hits and misses

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/nov/02/national-lottery-funding-buildings-won-jackpot-architecture-hits-and-misses

[The national lottery fund] helped launch the ill-conceived idea that to “regenerate” a place you need only install a cultural icon and leave the rest to the private sector.

Like many other lottery projects, the Space Centre is in an off-centre location, being seen as a catalyst for regeneration. It was a worthy idea, and sometimes worked, but it hit two snags: one was that, if the prospects of a place were too dire, a jaunty bit of hi-techery was not enough to rescue them; the other was the modern British inability to plan new places coherently or well, and thus extend the architectural ambition of the lottery building to its immediate surroundings.

Symphonic works in times of conflict

I’ve recently stumbled upon Enescu’s Symphony Nº 3. Composed in 1918 (rev. 1921), it is an evocative tone poem for orchestra and choir of images relatable to the suffering Enescu would have witnessed throughout the First World War. It immediately called to mind Bernstein’s Age of Anxiety, which led to a few thoughts on the role of symphonic and orchestral […]

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Ground rules

I don’t read many blogs. In fact, there isn’t a single one out there I consistently return to — except for euge*, which only satisfies blog criterion due to underlying framework. *which is hilarious, in case you didn’t know. What will be posted here? Stuff I find interesting and what I’m doing, which generally tend to overlap. In all honesty, I’m […]

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