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H is for Hot Streaks 

My posts are like the ocean at the beach; they come in waves. I guess, more generally, they’ve followed the general arc of educational procrastination (see the graphic in Steve’s post on the creative process). Interestingly, we started talking about this in class just as I started writing this post in my notebook. (Yes, I …

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An Introduction for Jenny’s Primer 

I picked out this thought-provoking quote from Jenny's closing primer, which she named after its author, because I believe it reflects one of the main aspects of her approach; questioning. The ability to question oneself is an extremely valuable one and, sadly, not frequently observed in teachers. As educators, we are typically required to assume …

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X is for X-Press 

Speed, rushing, and hastiness have been on my mind a lot during this busy semester, and even more so as it winds down and everyone scrambles to get in their final assignments. It's kind of unfortunate that everything gets so cursory when you're in this state, whether it's skimming through readings without really comprehending them, …

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Introduction to elee’s primer 

As an artist, educator, and student, Eunji Lee explores a variety of aesthetic and philosophical concepts in her strongly-visual primer. In posts ranging from Agnes Martin-inspired Google doodles to Janet Zweig's subway art to Joan Fontcubera's "selfie" exhibition, Lee uses specific works of art to illustrate questions of technology, perception, and collaboration. Other entries take …

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T is for Triggers 

When I went to the MET in mid-April, I remember a middle-aged woman transfixed by Théodore Rousseau’s painting The Forest in Winter at Sunset. I too, felt the same way. I stared at the work as she sat down and I stood. When she left, I sat down in her place. I wondered what she …

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S is for Spine 

As Ingold thoroughly conveys, our very bodies are comprised of lines, the most fundamental of which being the spine. It forms the central axis from which we move and balance, and the midline of the skeletal structure which supports our organs, muscles, and nervous systems. In figure drawing, a pose begins with the spine, and the way …

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Introduction to meeshelle’s Primer 

Meeshelle is curious about culture, politics, and power. In her work she shows interest in the tensions and ambiguities between agency and determinacy; of humans and of art itself. She's very conversant in theater, and many other branches of aesthetic criticism. She speaks with familiarity of any number of artists, philosophers, and thinkers, and she …

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R is for Repetition 

Repetition and rote memorization: the dullest and most arbitrary form of learning, or the most fundamental and essential? Certainly it’s the oldest; in eras before codified writing developed as a communicative practice, education was passed on through the oral tradition, and students literally learned at the foot of the master by repeating his or her …

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V is for Vision 

I know that I started a post on this topic, but I don't know where it is! How and what I see, my vision, is mediated by my experiences, expectations, and attitude. I had a vision for what this class would/could be, which I had to let go of...it became something different altogether. This is …

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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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Z is for Zorba 

Since it is my last post I couldn't help myself....

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Y is for Yahoo! 

Every time I visit Yahoo! to check my mail I find myself distracted by their pathetic articles. Even though I know it’s a waste of time, I can’t help myself. I can’t check my email until I have read all the headlines of their articles and browsed the ones I found most interesting. Even though …

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E is for Envelopment 

Listening to this in the dark has frequently occurred. Her voice blankets and sense of apprehension; any despair; any— But at the same time there is immense despair herein. Everything is felt all at once. “They’re just hiding from me.” Whispered vocals that are not entirely heard. The guitar creates a space wherein resonance …

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Kelsey R.’s Primer 

I know we didn't have to do this, but I second Jessica's motion and also thought it would be nice to have an organized space to easily find my posts. :) A is for Alliteration B is for Ballrom C is for Catching Up D is for Daydream E is for Escaping the Page F …

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Introduction to Athena’s Primer 

In her first post of the semester, T is for Thinking Reflective, Athena writes, “By reflecting we are having the experience of looking inwards which may make it more likely to ingrain what we are reflecting upon within us. When we take the time to reflect and bring that something to the deepest part of …

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Jessica Lussier’s Primer 

I'm slightly obsessive and I just wanted all my posts in one place... A is for Anxiety B is for Barbie C is for Consumerism D is for David Harvey E is for Everyone F is for Feminism G is for Gender H is for Hegemony I is for Infancy J is for Jacobin Club

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M is for Marx’s Beard 

I've been wanting to do a post on Karl Marx for awhile because I've been looking into Marxist theory a lot this semester; however, because of my lack of time, and also a slight laziness to cite actual sources, instead I present something almost as good. Ode to Karl Marx's Beard How to praise such …

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L is for Libraries 

I've always loved libraries; the walls lined with books, full of words that make up stories from the minds of others. As a child I distinctly remember the day I got my own library card, what freedom! I could go into any public library and peruse the hundreds of books on the shelves and borrow …

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J is for Jacobin Club 

J is for Jacobin (pronounced Jack-uh-Bin) Club The Jacobin Club (full name: "Society of the Friends of the Constitution") was the largest political club during the French Revolution. The club was estimated to have around half a million members (about the number of people who finished the new season of "House of Cards" in one …

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D is for David Harvey 

David Harvey: Crises of Capitalism (click thru for video) (The above video is an amazing resource from a lecture given by professor David Harvey back in 2010 after the financial crisis of 08' that highlights the inherent problems with capitalism. Also, it's animated!) As I have alluded to my past posts, I am very skeptical …

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