Friday, 18 January 2008

The Seer

The Seer LogoMy local authority, the London Borough of Redbridge, has recently joined The Seer (title link): "The free online directory and resource for all of London’s creative individuals, organisations and venues to find, receive and promote arts and creative information in London." I began to add Coxsoft Art to the database, then discovered that it wanted personal details I'm not prepared to give, such as my ethnic origin! There's far to much of this creeping racism and invasion of privacy going on. Does it matter what an artist's race is? And all the personal details gathered by The Seer are fed into a database to which all member Greater London authorities have access. Talk about "Big Brother is watching you"! If other creative individuals feel as I do, this will be a very small database. It's supported by Arts Council England!


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