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It has been estimated that at least two-thirds of all human communication is both non-conscious, and non-verbal. Non-Verbal Communication is often thought of simply in terms of body language, but in fact, we now know that the subliminal plays a major role in all forms of human communication… particularly in areas such as the visual... Continue Reading →

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Death by Powerpoint

When Marshall McLuhan, famously declared that “the medium is the message”, he was making the radical point, that the very act of reading a newspaper is often ultimately of greater significance than the information contained within the newspaper itself. In the same way, Microsoft's Powerpoint, has become infamous, as much for its effects as a... Continue Reading →

A portrait of the artist

I have always felt deeply moved by David Hockney's 'Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)'. Hockney completed 'the painting in I971 and - as a literal reading of the the title might suggest - this is a portrait of an artist called Peter Schlesinger. An artist who also happened to be David Hockney's lover. However,... Continue Reading →

Brer Rabbit and Other Ghosts

With palm trees swaying gently in the breeze and surf crashing upon miles and miles of golden beaches, Cape Coast is without doubt, one of the most beautiful places in West Africa. But there is a long dark shadow that falls across these golden sands. For here, standing on a rocky promontory like some brooding... Continue Reading →

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