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#signingoff

This experiment involves signing off of all social media sites like it’s Lent and I have self control. It is Thursday of week one, and since Monday I have: Taken zero cat pictures Eaten five undocumented meals (two were foreign but non-violent, … Continue reading

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Scholarship Versus Culture (or A Case For Dilettantes)

Indeed.

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Hidden in Plain Sight: On Reflection

Mirrors have interesting cultural connotations. They have been superstitiously seen as portals to another dimension through which spirits or demons can traverse, as status symbols for the wealthy to collect because silvering and glass-making technology was so difficult, rare, and … Continue reading

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Sentential Prosody Study in Progress

This is what iambic pentameter looks like through speech science measures. Research report coming. Stay tuned!

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Aurora: The City is Yours

for Danielle on her 31st  I read or dreamt somewhere that friendship is an honor set upon you—that deep part of life you experience expansively, a moral extension that creates the value of living well. Perhaps I made it up, … Continue reading

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Science Friday on Monday: Promoting Boredom

This seems like the kind of boredom worth promoting. http://www.wnyc.org/series/bored-and-brilliant/

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Body, Language, Illustrations, & Secrets

Thinking on Ray Bradbury’s The Illustrated Man, this came to mind: “And this tattooing, had been the work of a departed prophet and seer of his island, who, by those hieroglyphic marks, had written out on his body a complete … Continue reading

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Poetics of Obligation

Poetics of Obligation. Andy Amato, PhD

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The Cost of Creativity

A bit of honesty worth thinking over.

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Psyche & the Value of Liberal Arts Education

Author: Andy Amato, PhD The ancient Greek soul (psyche) seems to find its greatest powers in the ability to be fascinated or awed, an insatiable appetite for all things beautiful, and a habituated talent for apprehending details and vividly recounting them. … Continue reading

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Bridging the Two Cultures: Arts and humanities can learn a lot from understanding basic scientific concepts. An article by a friend of mine that really hits the nail on the head. This is worth a read; check it out.

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Changing Education Paradigms

RSA Animate of Sir Ken Robbinson’s TEDTalk “Changing Paradigms” This may be one of the most valuable accounts of the existing flaws in American pedagogy and how we can resolve some of these problems from the bottom up, if administrators … Continue reading

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Inside the Box : People don’t actually like creativity. Not a surprise to creative individuals: mass man doesn’t really like “creativity,” no matter how much people sling the word around.

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Hyperbole and a Half One of my favorite things, even without any brown paper packages tied up with strings.

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Heidegger on Dwelling as Being

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A Note Regarding Ethics

A Note Regarding Ethics.

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Reading Heidegger and Shakespeare Toward a Poetic God

Reading Heidegger and Shakespeare Toward a Poetic God.

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Duality – opening tonight!

Originally posted on Tom french's Blog:
Did I mention that the ‘Duality’ exhibition opens this evening? Heres a few more little tasters of how the paintings shaped up –   There’ll be a selection of hand pulled screen prints…

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The Present Benefits of Living in the Past

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A little glass ditty

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