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Culture Criticism Observations Theory

Being Human 2012 Conference ~ The Individual + Society | Morals + Culture Part & The Contemplative Life ~ Part II

III. Individual + Society | Morals + Culture Anne Harrington, Harvard Professor of History of Science presented her research of the human experience within a physical body. Science, predominantly, looks inside the body to understand what it means to human but very rarely do people explore the exterior parts (i.e,. skin) and the multitude of […]

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Culture Criticism Observations Theory

Being Human 2012 Conference | Sensation + Perception & Self Representation + Decision Making ~ Part I

This write-up is LONG overdue! Caught up with other writing assignments and, well, being human (probably half the time being a human doing). In any case, here’s my lengthy piece on the conference. I had to break up the posts into two parts. Here’s the first part of my reflections along with an introduction. Comments, constructive […]

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Art Art and Technology Multi Media Neurology

Art E(valuation)

As much as I would like to view art as an escape, it’s not. I use my brain (a lot) when I’m looking at art (all types). Of course, I enjoy art yet I’d like to think I glean as much as I can philosophically, psychologically, as well as artistically when attending an opening or […]

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Art Visual Arts

Re-contextualizing Moral Optics of Foucault and Botero by Eduardo Mendieta

Another (recent) short paper I wrote on artist, Fernando Botero, for the course, Contemporary Art: History and Theory taken at UC Berkeley Extension (for Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Visual Arts). ************************************ One of the fundamental lessons in drawing class entailed drawing untold numbers of fruit, boxes and bags.  The exercises were required to instill the importance […]