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Shoes and/or Poetry 

This article was just brought to my attention, "because it's about shoes." "Bringing a Daughter Back from the Brink with Poems" Is it always about shoes? Are shoes one of our primary apparently-casual-examples? Even if we aren't talking about shoes, does it inevitably insist on being sorted? The shoe always goes on in the end... …

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The Shoe as Interface 

If you are looking for a Breadth/Elective course for the Spring, “Aesthetics of Technology” will be looking at “the Shoe as Interface” as a focus this time around. Performing an interdisciplinary examination of the fundamental role of shoes in our world, we will engage in Material Cultural Studies. Drawing on Philosophy, Aesthetics, History, Movement Education, …

Posted 36 months ago by

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The Story of Shoes 

Doing a little research for the Aesthetics of Technology course this Fall, I get side-tracked by shoes. Or rather, its hard to find something that shoes aren't at the bottom of. (I'm envisioning a two course "foundations" series now: Interfaces I: Chairs, Interfaces II: Shoes.) But I digress. Here's the video that side-tracked me: The …

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Learning From Footwear 

Recently brought to my attention, this preview of the feature, The Shoe, by Saraiva's Cheeky, goes right to the heart of the matter. Long Weekend With André on Nowness.com. On the one hand, shoes seem to slip by our attention, too close to the ground, beneath our consideration. On the other hand, we would be …

Posted 74 months ago by

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Unsold Supper: or I’ll eat my sandal… 

If you are in the hood this Saturday, Our Goods—the fine folk who brought you Trade School—is hosting a supper for barter in Union Square. I'll let them explain: HOW IT WORKS 1) Farmers contribute good produce that didn’t sell. 2) We cook a meal using human-powered, community-scale equipment. 3) Everyone maps their HAVES and …

Posted 76 months ago by

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New Article: The Emperor’s New Toes–Fashioning the Modern Stance 

I have an "article" in the latest edition—on fashion—of the interdisciplinary journal Ecogradients. It's on shoes. And the big toe. And Modernity. You can read it here...

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The Big Toe 

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Mediated Earth: Footprints & Shoemaking 

You are as quick as a spartan hound to pick up the tracks of the argument... —Plato, Parmenides 128b-c The question of footprints, of the traces we leave in our contact with the world, is one that runs through the history of philosophy of education. How do we know where we have been? And what …

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