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Thinking Through Drawing Symposium: Practice Into Knowledge 

Some reflections on coming together... "...the possibilities of what drawing is and the contexts in which it flourishes. Farthing engaged in something of a taxonomy of drawing, pushing the audience to consider the “outer extremities” of the practice, as Burton describes it. Showing an image of a plane taking off and casting a shadow, Farthing …


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

In a weekend that brought together leaders in such diverse fields as medicine, architecture, textile design and cognitive science and gave them a commonality, the Art and Art Education Department’s recent Thinking Through Drawing Symposium was a ground-breaking event and the first of its kind in the nation.  “This has been a long time coming,” …

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Relational Photography? 

I just got back from meeting with the photographer for our Relational Drawing gig at the Whitney tomorrow night, and I've been reflecting on the whole process. The working premise of our experimentation with "relational drawing" is that movement and drawing belong together, and that exploring the sensory coherence of our postures and actions is …

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Barterin’ for Learnin’: The Trade School at The Whitney Museum 

Our class on Relational Drawing is all full up for this, but I highly encourage people to attend one of the other classes. The Trade School is well worth experiencing. We've enjoyed working with them a great deal. And if you are interested in hearing when we'll be offering Relational Drawing again, just get on …

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The Latest Issue of Ecogradients, “Territorialities,” is live (and throwing a party) 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Chris Moffett.

Just a quick announcement: the Territorealities issue is now up on the Ecogradients website. It's looking like our deepest issue to date, and we're having a get-together to celebrate: THIS FRIDAY (March 4th), from 3-5pm @ Teachers College, in Horace Mann 152. We'll be very excited to host a special presentation from renegade philosopher Chris …

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“There is no book…”  ☆

Reading Sacrifice: It's Nature and Function, leaves me wondering about all of our daily investitures. It concludes by pointing to the complex ways in which sacrificial rituals function within our personal and social spheres, even, and especially when they are abstracted. But why? Why sacrifice? Their answer is that the mediation of the sacrificial object …

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Strange Beginnings: The Birth of Athena 

One day, according to the stories, Zeus' head was laid open to the light of day. It was split by the surgical strike of an ax, and out stepped Athena, full grown and fully armored. Some suggest that she arrived with a shout, causing the sky and earth to take notice, and by all accounts …

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