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Sit More Better 

One of the ironies of meditation is that something as simple as sitting can be so challenging. Faced with discomfort or pain, we do the best we can, perhaps invoking mind over matter. But behind the esoteric paradox that the path to enlightenment should itself be enlightened, is a practical hint: attending to our sitting …

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Drawing Lab 

One of the things that always comes up when talk turns to the losses we suffer around education—our regrets at being of a certain age without having brought certain things with us—is drawing. (Languages being the other big one.) It has a kind of inevitability, just as a conversation about waning literacy will eventually turn …

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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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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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Relational Drawing Laboratory 

I was just going to let everyone know about the Relational Drawing Laboratory that I have the pleasure of co-teaching this coming Saturday at the awesome Trade School. Except I just looked, and its full... The good news is that we have been asked to do a reprieve at the Whitney Museum in March. So …

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What do sea slugs and crochet have to do with anything? 

Gridded three dimensional space, it turns out, is a less than direct and efficient way of accounting for the shifting relationships of complex, dynamic movement.

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Method to the Madness, Madness to the Method 

Tomorrow evening, (Wed, the 27th), I am thrilled to be doing a workshop with the Music & Music Ed Program at Teachers College. When  work with a new group of people, the beginning is always particularly interesting. "So, what are we about to do?" is a hard enough question, but presupposes that we have already …

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Against Practice 

I'm getting ready to give a workshop for the Music & Music Education program at Teachers College, and I've been thinking lately about the paradoxes of practicing, teaching, and performing. One of the things that strikes me as particularly challenging for musicians and music educators, is the question of repetition. What are we doing when …

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