Art

Can robots create great art?

If you believe in first impressions, the Barbican’s AI: More Than Human is disappointing. Start with MakrShakr, the robot bartender showstopper. Two robot arms programmed

Opera elitist? No chance

Sadly not for me the grandeur of the Met in New York or even of Covent Garden. The opera productions I am enjoying at present

Whatever happened to Scandinavian art?

Scandinavia is internationally renowned for its literary heritage. Ibsen and Strindberg are well-known to the popular imagination, as are Kierkegaard and Knausgaard, the Nordic myths

How prehistoric man learnt to write

The part of the brain that processes visual information, the visual cortex, evolved over the course of millions of years in a world where reading