albeitmanny: (via freeing)
struggling to power up for the week ahead.
I said, “Give us the black sheep. I want artists who are frustrated. I want the...– Pixar’s Brad Bird on Fostering Innovation (via ninakix)
Vernacular Video, oozing in like black water |... →
Nice rant. I wish some new (mp3) lectures by Sterling would surface on the net. A couple years ago I was a total junkie for those things. Start with his SXSW keynotes if you’ve never heard him. What a braniac.
Drinking Green tea. Listening to mash-ups on KAOS.
Got acceptance notice for 22nd dallas Videofest. Hooray! I really wish I could go one of these years.
Took Kai to Science Museum. Que Pasa festival lunchtime eats and lots of sharks,sharks,sharks throughout the afternoon.
Listening to KAOS radio Olympia, Washington. Researching Evergreen. Checking Tumblr for blogs by students and/or faculty. Suggestions?
Another Video opportunity
Deadline: 12/30/10 Looking for performance artists that investigate the contradictions between documentary and performance, fact and fiction, order & chaos. What is real and what is staged? The absurdity of real life, the ambiguity of movement and the enigma of space are some of the perceptions raised in �Paradoxes�. Please submit files via panda or megaupload for file transferring. Or mail...
Video opportunity / festival
Deadline: 10/09/09 School of Art Gallery, Ohio University Rehearse, Rewind, Repeat: Photography, Video, and Performance calls for work that examines the dialogue between the still and moving image and performance. Qualifying work may include video (single channel or installation), traditional and digital prints. All work must incorporate some photographic or video element. Juror: Kelli...
Feeling under the weather. Trying to get lots of sleep.
themedicine: It is very difficult for me to articulate my feelings about art, as i am always torn between my predisposition to rail against what is accepted and propagated and my more disaffected side; that is, the one who rejects emotions, intuitions, and snap conjectures for a more fair and balanced examination. For one thing i have realized that no matter how much i wish i could make a sort...
Why Public Libraries are just a Form of Theft →
infoneernet: OK, it’s a good thing that people can go to a public library and borrow a book to read. Lots of books even. And obviously only a fraction of the 2,729 people who notionally borrowed Helen, Portrait of a Prime Minister, would have bought a copy from Whitcoulls, Borders or Paper Plus if public libraries had been banned. And yes, fewer and fewer people would have taken the book out...
Spencer Finch →
Performance Excerpt 09/24/09
long night of recording, watching , and combing through performances. May have something good soon.
Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate...– Paulo Freire (via loveyourchaos, historicupstart) (via azspot)
We are in open circuits.– Nam June Paik (via zachrose)
David Horvitz: Giving it All Away | XLR8R →
(via defeatinglinkingverbs) Haven’t heard of this guy before. Nice profile. Thank you R. you are my doorway to today’s underground scene.
How Arts Training Improves Attention and Cognition →
thekeri: psychotherapy: Does education in the arts transfer to seemingly unrelated cognitive abilities? Researchers are finding evidence that it does. Michael Posner argues that when children find an art form that sustains their interest, the subsequent strengthening of their brains’ attention networks can improve cognition more broadly.
otto-obrien: The code belongs to Dan Shiffman. In fact you can check out his sketch in the Processing examples folder Basics/Math/sineWave. The only things I changed were the stroke and fill calls and the rendering of the ellipse. Basically the colors change based on the x and y positions of each ellipse. The other change was made to the width and height parameters of each ellipse. Using an...
esqueleto: “Eremite” Berangér, it seems like you and Katharina have gotten your hands on better cameras. I like the difference that it makes.
themedicine: mixoparthenos: Who am I Becoming i will sleep better tonight because of this Wow K. That’s quite a critique from Micah. See my own comments on your video at Vimeo.
To be an Athenian is to hold knowledge and, especially the quest for knowledge...– Neil Postman (via azspot) Beautifully put. It puts me in mind of a critique I did with one of my classes today. We tried to monitor and remove the use of personal pronouns (especially I and You) so that we could focus on the work. It was nerve-racking but rewarding. If my students can walk into...
I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent. Curiosity,...– Albert Einstein (via chrbutler)
Right now, our nation sees left-brain thinking, focused on logic and reasoning,...– John Maeda: Technology + Design = Apple? (via femmebot)
anitaprentice: wordjournal: verb • /puh-REN-di-nayt/ • to put off something until the day after tomorrow
GivesMeHope - Like FML, but for optimists! →
Seth's Blog: The hierarchy of success →
Thinking this over as I continue the job hunt.
Candice, one of my former classmates does this photoblog. I love it. I’m rather jealous of her skills as a photographer as well.Just spent a good half hour or so perusing her archives.
Armenian food was great. Took kai to Children’s Museum. Now on to paperwork and planning for next week.
Going to Armenian food festival for lunch today.
Getting application letters and references ready.
Doris Lessing on Education
anitaprentice: myserendipities: “Ideally, what should be said to every child, repeatedly, throughout his or her school life is something like this: ‘You are in the process of being indoctrinated. We have not yet evolved a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination. We are sorry, but it is the best we can do. What you are being taught here is an amalgam of current prejudice and...
The Autodidact Course Catalog →
claytoncubitt: “One would be hard-pressed to disapprove of autodidacticism. Consider a list of notable alumni from the academy of the self-taught: René Descartes, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, William Blake. Michael Faraday apprenticed himself to a bookseller and read everything he could before going on to figure out electromagnetism. August Wilson schooled himself at the Carnegie Library in...
My latest Teaching Statement
…really shows my aspirations…perhaps more than my achievements. So be it. Here it is: If we value independence, if we are disturbed by the growing conformity of knowledge, of values, of attitudes, which our present system induces, then we may wish to set up conditions of learning which make for uniqueness, for self-direction, and for self-initiated learning.— Carl Rogers Learning...
Why Don’t Students Like School? | Learning In a... →
From my pal Britt and VCU’s Center for Teaching Excellence.
Since industrialization, we’ve understood that art can be reproduced...– read the complete JOGGING: Interview w/ Melissa Paget (via sympathyfortheartgallery)
carried a huge pile of books to the Library yesterday. Really feeling it today.
Our fine arts were developed, their types and uses were established, in times...– Paul Valéry, Pièces sur L’Art, 1931 (via artlately) (via art-it)