Blogging Fellows

When the Bug is the Feature

Blogging Fellows, Feature, The Art of Thinking, Visual Art

Glitch artists remind us that the limit of the quantification of art is the banal.
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Ink in the Tank

Blogging Fellows, Feature, Trains in the Basement, Visual Art

Artistic ideas in the digital age blur the line between living art and creative control.
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In the Clouds

Art and Mind, Blogging Fellows, Feature, Visual Art

Allow yourself to look at a mandala and you just might achieve spiritual awareness.
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How To Objectively Identify Beauty

Blogging Fellows, Performance, Reported, The Art of Thinking

A philosopher explains the importance of form and freedom in aesthetics, juggling included.
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Staying Afloat

Art and Mind, Blogging Fellows, Feature, Visual Art

One of the first paintings of the Arctic landscape offers lessons in fortitude and resilience.
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The Sound of Jeanne Lee’s Voice

Blogging Fellows, Music, Vanguard Voices

Jeanne Lee (1939-2000) was a poet and vocalist of wide-ranging musical talents who pushed the formal boundaries of jazz to create emotional soundscapes of wordless melodies.
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The Monster Within

Art and Mind, Blogging Fellows, First Person, Visual Art

Psychiatrist and art critic Deborah Kostianovsky explains why she can’t turn away from a portrait that terrifies her.
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Can Sports Be an Aesthetic Experience?

Blogging Fellows, Reported, The Art of Thinking

Contingency and unpredictability can elevate a football game into a kind of theater.
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Snow in the Concert Hall

Blogging Fellows, Essay, First Person, Music, Trains in the Basement

Composers John Cage and R. Murray Schafer sculpt sound into moments that evade on-demand consumption. What can we learn from sound that will not be harnessed?
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Vanguard Voices

Blogging Fellows, Music, Vanguard Voices

“If creative music is under celebrated and under documented compared to other eras in jazz, the women who played a role in the music are doubly so,” writes Leena Mahan. The former radio DJ will use this column as a space to profile women jazz artists.
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