Thursday, January 27, 2011
“Consistently our shrewdest and most entertaining cultural critic.” –Jonathan Culler
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The U-M Institute for the Humanities presents
The 2011 Marc and Constance Jacobson Lecture
“After the Humanities”
A Lecture by Marjorie Garber, Harvard University
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
6:00pm at Rackham Amphitheatre
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
If you click on "Data and Maps - By Community", you'll find Detroit (Wayne County), as well as a list of their most frequently requested data sets.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
In talking about how to present this issue in a provocative way to get people to think about the role of gender in state-sanctioned relationships, the question was raised: what if we don't posit one type of relationship above another? What if we present all relationships, same-sex and opposite-sex, as equal, and let the viewers choose their points of view?
The issue: CNN's coverage
A new study provides disturbing answers to questions about how much students actually learn in college – for many, not much – and has inflamed a debate about the value of an American higher education.
The research of more than 2,300 undergraduates found 45 percent of students show no significant improvement in the key measures of critical thinking, complex reasoning and writing by the end of their sophomore years.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Artist - Felice Varini
Artist - Georges Rousse
Artists - Tim Noble & Sue Webster
Detroit (along with the entire rest of the world I guess) has an issue when it comes to the vagrant, the homeless, the poor. In fact, the world has many issues pertaining to the mistreatment or misfortune of humanity itself. This world has problems...and naturally the human race itself is plagued by many. Some of humanity's issues are more prevalent in certain areas of the world compared to others...but all involve people...individuals who have names and faces...personalities and souls. However, as our lives become busier and more consumed by the world, those people that are in desparate need can easily become invisible. Passing by we may miss them completely, or perhaps catch only a glance. They are there but our eyes are closed to them.
In utilizing a privileged viewpoint technique along with stencil grafitti and applique techniques, I am pondering how to bring to the public's attention the issues (and individuals) that we can so easily forget. Can we introduce, for instance in Detroit, "the poor" into a passing moment and perhaps into the subliminal. The idea revolves around the notion of "opening your eyes." The pieces of the images are separated and askew until one passes into the priviledged view and the image slowly becomes comprehensible. The image of a human being, with a face, looking at the viewer.