Thursday, 21 July 2011
Movingpictures 11: Brave New World
Yesterday I gave a keynote at the AMA's conference in Glasgow. No time now to cover what I said, but wanted to share a video I made reference to - showing the great integrated vision of Billingham, once upon a time. I talked about Billingham because it's allegedly one of the inspirations for Aldous Huxley's novel Brave New World, also the 'title' of the conference. He called it 'a magnificent kind of poem', and that was before the heated pavements.Unfortunately he wasn't so keen on Middlesbrough, which he described as 'growing like a fungus, like staphylococcus in a test-tube of chicken-broth'.
Posted by Mark Robinson at 09:46