British students protest the “commercialization” of education. Why aren’t American students as outraged?
“We live at a time when man believes himself fabulously capable of creation, but he does not know what to create.”
~ Jose Ortega y Gasset
Video of the Day: Making Future Magic: iPad Light Painting by Dentsu London
The technique demonstrated in this video has the potential for an interesting art installation. Imagine inventing a mass transit or personal vehicle mount for iPads or other devices. You could paint an invisible 3D light-scape over a city that could only be captured by cameras prepared to take long exposures. 4th dimensional art! I might see if I can do it after the new year.
We cannot even know if reality is consistent with sense data, because we only perceive what…
It’s that time of the year again. It’s the season of making predictions and speculations about the future of a given industry or cultural trend for the new year. As a cultural artifact, prediction lists intrigue (and amuse) me. To create them a writer must have equal parts of gall, courage and…
As a self-professed history nerd, I was quite content to investigate the origins of the oft-used phrase, “The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.” I initially read the phrase in David Lowenthal’s book on the practice of history, The Past is a Foreign Country (snappy title, no?), but couldn’t remember the footnoted author who actually wrote it. I said history nerd, not history hot-shot.