January 12, 2017

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We are beset on all sides by well funded well researched psychological campaigns to secure our money, our time, our attention, our participation, and our loyalty. We are virtually helpless in the face of these cleverly designed and implemented schemes. it takes superhuman strength of will and discipline to navigate this world following our own […]

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The Problem with Big Art

April 28, 2014

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the art itself doesn’t encourage thinking. Rather, it privileges emotional response — particularly the feeling of being impressed and awed — over understanding; in other words, passive consumption versus active. via The Problem with Big Art.

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Introduction to Poetry

April 3, 2014

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Introduction to Poetry Billy Collins I ask them to take a poem and hold it up to the light like a color slide or press an ear against its hive. I say drop a mouse into a poem and watch him probe his way out, or walk inside the poem’s room and feel the walls […]

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Paintings | Alexander Yulish

March 27, 2014

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Paintings | Alexander Yulish.

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October 15, 2013

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A final clue came from “Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention” (1996), in which Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi acknowledges that, far from being an act of individual inspiration, what we call creativity is simply an expression of professional consensus. Using Vincent van Gogh as an example, the author declares that the artist’s “creativity came […]

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If the 1% stifles New York’s creative talent, I’m out of here | David Byrne | Comment is free |

October 7, 2013

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Unlike Iceland, where the government let misbehaving banks fail and talented kids became less interested in leaping into the cesspool of finance, in New York there has been no public rejection of the culture that led to the financial crisis. Instead, there has been tacit encouragement of the banking industry\’s actions from figures like Mayor […]

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Berkeley College, Artists of Quality

October 5, 2013

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Berkeley College: 255 Duffield Street Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201 EXHIBITION DATES:  October 1, 2013-December 27, 2013 RECEIVING DATE:  Friday, September 27, 2013  11:00am-2:00pm RECEPTION DATE: Saturday, October 5-  1:00pm-3:00pm REMOVAL DATE: December 26, 2013 11:00am-2:00pm Exhibition hours:  9:00AM-8:00pm Tuesday-Saturday (closed Sunday and Monday) BERKELEY COLLEGE PRESENTS ARTISTS OF QUALITY –   THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CONTEMPORARY […]

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