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MP- 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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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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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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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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V is for Vacant Stares 

I recently wrote a post about the "enslaved performer," the equal and opposite reaction to the emancipated spectator. This is what I wrote: Kyle told an interesting story in class last week about going to see Julie Taymor’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He was staring at watching/studying the actress playing Hippolyta—he claims because …

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W is for Within 

W is for WITHIN Curious how reading something can begin to alter your vision. Just reading about lines gets me thinking about WITHIN-- energies vibrations and what you radiate outwards. I have read about (Dwyer) putting + energy out in the universe, to dwell on what you want to manifest. In WITHIN, he posits that …

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X is for Anxiety MP 

I think it's incredible how we have been conditioned to have so much anxiety about education. I'm not saying that education isn't important because I believe it's extremely important but the pressure that has become associated with educational success in  the form of grades and assessments has reached an absurd level I think. A perfect …

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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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P is for Precarious (MP Edit) 

It all started with an umbrella. A windy and rainy evening and a cheap, crappy Duane Reade umbrella. I was doing the dance of a person whose umbrella has turned inside out one too many times—when the metallic spider legs that shield you from the downpour become brittle and broken after being jammed inside a …

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D is for Diary 

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”  - Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest When I was around ten, I began keeping a diary. It soon became the friend I could tell my deepest secrets too. It was a safe place for all my …

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B is for Bedroom 

A bedroom is defined as a room for sleeping in. Yet, it is one of the most intimate places for those of us lucky enough to have one.  It has the power to reflect who we are. It may hold our most valued possessions and reveal our daily routines. We could also become so trapped …

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G is for The Grand Budapest Hotel MP 

Over the break I saw the new Wes Andersen movie The Grand Budapest Hotel. Just as in all of his movies this one has a very distinct look and aesthetic. He has a way of creating this whole world which looks just like our world but is somehow slightly different. Everything is perfectly placed in …

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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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Emily’s Meta-Primer #2: E is for Entry, Points of 

I majored in theatre in undergrad, and one of the better courses I took was an acting and textual analysis class entitled "Masters in Movement: Text Into Performance." The instructor, Daniela Varon, had us read plays from a variety of eras and social contexts, discuss them, and perform monologues and scenes--all of which is fairly …

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M is for the Mysteries of the Universe (and for Metaprimer) 

As I take this selfie walking to the train station on a bright 60-degree afternoon a day after it flurried, as I type this primer entry on my iPhone and try to figure out how the hell to publish it from my iPhone, I'm pondering the paradox of the apprehension of aesthetic experience killing aesthetic …

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