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R is for Rewind 

R is for Rewind Rewind, the process of winding the magnetic tape inside a cassette backwards to a previous point on the reel Future generations will never see this message Or do that Or witness this beauty Or this one. There is little point to this post, except to say that the aesthetics of old technology …

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Emily’s Meta-Primer #1: A is for Adornment 

“Why was fabulousness important? The world was a scary, sad place and adornment was one of the only ways she knew to make herself and the people around her forget their troubles. That was why she had opened her store almost five years ago. Everyone who entered the little square white house with miniature Corinthian …

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Q is for Quandary 

Q is for Quandary 1. Predicament Like in elementary school when you had two best friends and you greatly feared the moment when the teacher asked you to choose partners or you had to pick a seat on the bus for your fieldtrip to the pumpkin patch and you didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, …

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U is for Utility 

1. An item's utility is gauged by its ability to satisfy an intended need. This goes beyond objects and into actions and people. When being evaluated on one's job effectiveness, one of the main aspects of assessment would be a person's utility. Does this worker do what is expected? But what if the need is …

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J is for Jasper 

1. Jasper is a form of silica. A quartz gemstone that has a history going back as far mankind's first use of tools. Jasper is crystalline in structure and breaks clean, which makes it perfect for creating sharp objects such as arrowheads or knives. The stone also was used for religious objects and ceremonial purposes. …

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F is for Forcing Life into Art 

Most of us understand the term “empathy” as a state which allows us to tune in the affective states of others. However, this term is actually an English translation of the German word “einfühlung” (which literally means “feeling into”). Unlike its English counterpart, this term was originally proposed (at the beginning of the 20th century) …

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Y is for Youth 

In continuing with the exploration of the aesthetics within music and the discussion of Jay-Z’s “99 Problems”, I found a relation between this song’s lyrics and Merton’s theoretical framework, which discusses the American Dream in detail. As Merton stated, the American Dream simply may not be attainable for some as the road to success can …

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F is for Feminism 

"to refer to feminist aesthetics is to identify a set of perspectives that pursue certain questions about philosophical theories and assumptions regarding art and aesthetic categories" (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Feminist Aesthetics) Feminist Aesthetics can cover a wide variety of areas and subjects; something that I have been very interested in as …

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C is for City 

In James Conlon’s essay, “Cities and the Place of Philosophy,” Conlon argues that the presence of the other is the essential quality of the city. Forcing “a continual and inevitable encounter with the foreign” is what distinguishes urban life from rural life (200). The diversity among the inhabitants of a particular city leads to a …

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D is for Default Mode Network 

As the “Aesthetic experience” is an extremely complex phenomenon, it follows that finding a universal answer to the question “what is an aesthetic experience?” is an arduous endevour. Georege Santayana defines beauty as “the pleasure we attibute to an object”. Kant talks about taste in terms of subjectivity and universality. There is no doubt that …

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