Furtherfield Blog has been running since 2006 as a shared space for personal reflections on media art practice: making it, curating it, translating it.
This is a place for informal, day to day exchange between people; for intuitive exploration of how they work; to make connections and to learn, without any pressure to formulate complete ideas, theories or arguments, or to come up with answers. Bloggers explore their own perspectives on their own terms: personal thoughts, emotional responses and critical intentions that are rarely publicly discussed elsewhere in such detail. If you think your blogging belongs in this stream get in touch.
Recently I read Claire Bishop's excellent article 'Con-Demmed to the Bleakest of Futures: Report from the UK' (http://www.e-flux.com/journal/view/209). Where she argues "that in the wake of the general election in May 2010, which resulted in a Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition-the UK’s first coalition government since 1945—the ensuing cuts to culture cannot be seen as separate from an assault on welfare, education, and social equality.