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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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R is for Repurpose 

A work of art that I admire is Ai Weiwei's Bang installed at the 55th Venice Biennale loccated in the German pavilion, composed of 886 three legged stools arranged into a sculpture. Like much of Ai Weiwei's artwork this piece is  comment on Chinese society. The themes of the German pavilion were to explore traditional …

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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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R is for Free Play 

I began studying jazz as a teenager. When I was studying improvisation (well, not that I've really ever stopped), there were a number of books that catered towards musicians seeking to "open up" their sense of risk-taking and improvisatory confidence. When I was in music school, I was significantly influenced by Stephen Nachmanovitch's book "Free …

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R is for Ready to Hand 

In his essay ‘The Origin of the Work of Art’ Heidegger sets up a tension to articulate the difference between the historical, realized, referenced world and all its uncaptured, unrealized, hidden being beneath. I believe it is the same tension described by Ranciere that allows for the pensive image. For Heidegger, as I think for …

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R is for “Riting” Weekly Illustration Analyses 

I never got to compose any kind of analysis like this in my secondary English classes. Not until I took an undergraduate art history course, which changed my life. ___________________________________________________________________ Weekly Illustrations Analysis On two occasions per week, students will analyze illustrations that depict the complex themes of intrapersonality and interpersonality for the first seven …

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R is for Radio 

1. On Tuesday before class I was listening to the Yankees-Orioles game on the radio. I was in the middle of writing and I didn't want to turn on a TV, so the game came over the airwaves into my old-school radio and filled the room. 2. The radio once had a time, in the …

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R is for Reveal 

***SPOILERS*** ***SPOILERS*** ***SPOILERS*** Just kidding. It’s not like you were expecting this post to contain massive spoilers anyway, but it’s amazing how common it is to see notations like that on articles, social media posts, comments, reviews—everywhere—nowadays. With growing technology and means to communicate, humans now have the ability to respond instantly and digitally to …

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R is for Reading 

Being in the English Ed program something we discuss a lot in my classes is the ways in which people read, and we deal with the big question of whether there is inherent meaning within a text itself or if the meaning is simply constructed by the reader and is fully based on their cognition, …

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R is for Resemblances 

The other day I went to a fascinating talk organized by the Physics and Astronomy departments of Columbia, called “Brain-Gazing: A visual Journey from the Cosmos to the Self”. I find it appropriate to dedicate a post to this experience, as it probably represents one of the most powerful aesthetic experiences I have ever had. …

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R is for Remake 

This past weekend I rented the latest adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. Though, the movie disappointed me, it brought me to thinking about remakes. The concept has been used countless times whether in theater, literature, art, music and much more. Romeo and Juliet is probably the most overdone example of a remake. When “art” is …

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R is for Racial Ideology 

I found the discussion within Robert Gooding-Williams’ “Citizenship and Racial Ideology” very interesting as it focused on society’s reaction following the Rodney King verdict. While the liberal and conservative views differed, they both “suggested that the burning of Los Angeles had little to do with what happened to Rodney King” (253). The conservatives viewed the …

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R is for Rainbow 

My first rainbow I saw in the city ever since I first came here in 2011. Gosh I can't remember my last time I saw a rainbow. I love rainbows... pretty obsessed with it. Was so happy to see one right out of my window last friday after having so much snowfall all winter.

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R is for Robin Thicke 

One more post on lines... The last couple of weeks, I kept wanting to write “I HATE THESE BLURRED LINES” in really big letters on one of our classroom’s writable surfaces. Especially during the one where we all drew those vertical lines on the walls that ended up all squiggly. I just felt like scrawling …

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T is for Thinking Reflective 

Lately, I’ve been feeling what Shusterman describes at the end of his essay “informational overload.” Considering all the information I must take in from classes, my student teaching and outside experiences I often wonder if it would be more beneficial to be taking in less information with more time to reflect upon it. What is …

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R is for Re/vision 

Come, come, whoever you are, Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving— it doesn’t matter Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vow a hundred times. Come, come yet again, come. —Rumi (1207-1273 CE) If we want kids to learn-- shouldn't most everything be up for revision. Too often teachers-- …

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R is for Reflective Thinking 

The ability of thinking is considered an extremely significant power among humans, and it distinguishes how humans are different from the lower animals. Using the word “think” does not guarantee the process of critical thinking. Even Though every individual has an ability to think, it does not mean every individual is able to think well. …

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