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Dementia and the Aesthetic Experience

When you look at a beautiful work of art what do you feel? It may be happy, sad, eerie, entranced, or a number of other stimulating emotions. 475 more words

Psychology & Neuroscience

Art?

I was mindfucked by art.

I have experienced similar feelings when watching movies that blew my mind and left me wondering who, what, and where I was, but today, it happened at a Paul McCarthy exhibition. 741 more words

All this light ...

Just the other day I finished reading Anthony Doerr’s “All the light we cannot see.” This is one of those rare books that incorporate everything and forms perfection. 621 more words

Perfection

Some Orwellian Fun (II): Setting the Stage

The Human without Human Consciousness

Our films warn us of AI acquiring consciousness, or becoming “self-aware,” with disconcerting images of tremendously powerful robots and computers using or killing humans, even to the point of genocide, because of their lack of capacity for moral and aesthetic experience. 808 more words

Politics

The deeply familiar light

An artwork will not ‘shine’ unless the artist has lived the moment and is honest,naked, and competent in its capturing. If this is achieved the artwork will invite a dialogue between the viewer and a presence via the humanity of the artist. 21 more words

Philosophy

Never a Dull Stripe


We’ve seen a “stripe painting” by this artist before. https://artamaze.wordpress.com/2014/11/04/stripes/
Stripe is a “fast” word, it summarizes and generalizes.
Now close your eyes and recall what it was like to look at this painting. 151 more words

Technique And Demo

Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror: "Fifteen Million Merits" (Spoiler Alert)

I haven’t posted in some time and although I have watched quite a bit of thought-provoking and amusing television, it really took this show to spring my television blog back to life. 1,116 more words

Film And Television