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MP- U is for Underlining and Annotating 

Most public high school students are not allowed to write at all in their school books, which means they cannot underline and annotate. This I believe prevents them from having a conversation with the text and crafting their own aesthetic from the process of reading. I cannot read without underlining and annotating, and part of …

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Intro 

I found this writing project and format really fascinating. Having the freedom to explore whatever subjects we wanted however we chose was liberating and luxurious. I tried to be conscious of not just repurposing old knowledge (though I did at times) but also discovering and presenting new subjects. The primer format felt very much like …

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Intro to Alyson’s Primer 

This primer spans the senses of the aesthetic experience with refreshing surprises such as "jam and marmalade." It explores several mediums and art forms that I previously had known little or nothing about. For example, a triptych is a three paneled painting. I had though that a photomontage was simply a series of photos, however learned …

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U is for Underlining and Annotating 

Most public high school students are not allowed to write at all in their school books, which means they cannot underline and annotate. This I believe prevents them from having a conversation with the text and crafting their own aesthetic from the process of reading. I cannot read without underlining and annotating, and part of …

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S is for Shakespeare 

My favorite publisher of Shakespeare is Cambridge School, Cambridge University Press. I believe these books are written for high schoolers. Each page is given a synopsis and vocabulary definitions as well as historical context and group activities in a classroom. While some may find such a format elementary and superfluous, I love having clarity and …

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L is for Love Poem 

When You Are Old WHEN you are old and grey and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft look Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep; How many loved your moments of glad grace, And loved your beauty with love …

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J is for J Edgar Prufrock 

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock TS Eliot S’io credesse che mia risposta fosse A persona che mai tornasse al mondo, Questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse. Ma percioche giammai di questo fondo Non torno vivo alcun, s’i’odo il vero, Senza tema d’infamia ti rispondo. Let us go then, you and I, When the …

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I is for Idle 

It is troubling how little time children are given to be idle these days. Kids are so over scheduled and turned into competitors for top colleges at age 4. Their after school and weekend time is filled with structured activity-- sports, music lessons, art classes. Even play dates with other kids are structured. It seems …

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T is for Taj Mahal 

I visited the Taj Mahal in 2010 and found it to be the most beautiful manmade structure I had ever seen. It reminded me of pure ivory (See I is for Ivory). It was built for the prince's "favorite wife" Mumtaz. It is a testament to the fact that great beauty comes from great sorrow. …

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I is for Ivory 

There is a troubling increase of poaching elephants for ivory in Africa right now-- most if it sold in China. It is said that an elephant is poached every 15 minutes. It brings to mind many questions about one's appreciation for aesthetics vs his or her civil responsibility. I struggle with how people can consume …

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N is for New Orleans  ☆

As a native New Yorker, I question whether any other place on Earth rivals the aesthetic experience of this city. Paris maybe it's equal in terms of beauty, culture and romance, but lacks New York's ethnic diversity. The same may be said of London. Los Angeles lacks so very much-- history and soul and romance. …

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J is for Jam, M is for Marmalade 

My last post is about cooking. Cooking is sort of the ultimate education, bear with me here. Not only is it about seeking out the recipes, figuring out what nutrients you want to put into your body, gathering the proper ingredients at their freshest and then finally you getting around to actually using the stove/skillet/wok …

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Eunji’s MetaPrimer#1_S is for Synthesis_A is for Education Collective Primer 

THE IMAGE OF OUR LEARNING The title "Synthesis" comes from my previous piece I made at the end of the semester in May 2012. While it was coming to an end of my program at NYU, I wanted to make something collective in memory of each person who contributed to making the experience together throughout …

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Introduction to Steve’s primer 

A is for Notation B is for Dimunition C is for Grotesque D is for Psychogeography E is for Public Art F is for Pragmatism G is for Tender Buttons H is for Phatic Expression (Speech, Gesture, and Art) I is for Stultification J is for Nostalgia K is for (Reading, Reviewing, Responding to) Rancière

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Kyle’s Metaprimer #2: L is for Light 

As a child, any time in my parents’ house or in my grandparents’ apartment when the stove’s light was not turned on, I would turn it on. These amber lights fascinate me, and still do until this day. ___________________________________________________________________ In Virginia Woolf’s novel To the Lighthouse, Mrs. Ramsay, the work’s heroine, exposes her vulnerability in …

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Kiran’s MetaPrimer #2 — L is for Life by Joe Brainard. 

L is for Life by Joe Brainard. Joe Brainard is one of my favorite poets.  I appreciate the general style of his writing—simple, honest, and candid.  While I also appreciate poetic forms, Brainard’s poetry works alone and unstructured.  Life is one of my favorite of Brainard’s poems.  I find it especially poignant because Brainard died …

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Kyle’s Metaprimer #1: O is for on The Westside Highway 

I have driven continually on the Westside Highway for almost a year now. I find comfort in these experiences that nearly resemble wanderlust. Transitoriness, if nothing else, has emerged as a thematic recurrence since the start of my last year as an undergraduate. The constancy of impermanence fuels my insatiable desire to experience everything. Coping …

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Kiran’s MetaPrimer #1 — N is for Naive Melody. 

N is for Naïve Melody. If I were to assign one song as my “life anthem”, it would be Naïve Melody by the Talking Heads.  The lyrics remind me of the cyclical nature of life, and how things often come full circle.  The melody is optimistic and strangely sad.  It just seems like one of …

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An Introduction to Mia’s Primer by Kiran 

An Introduction to Mia’s Primer by Kiran I met Mia, a poet and a teacher, last September in another class.  While I already knew who she was, I enjoyed getting to know her more thoroughly through her posts.  She began the semester asking a variety of questions about what makes someone an artist.  Her first …

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