Malick Sidibé’s “Chemises”

Malick Sidibé’s “Chemises”: "Only someone with a lying mouth, according to Yoruba oral tradition, would speak first and look for visual confirmation second.(1) Untold centuries later, the expression retains its value: photography’s maneuvers depend on the fact that truth is determined by the eye. The complete history of photography is…

Scott Houston: Incarceration Inc.

Scott Houston: Incarceration Inc.: " Estrella Jail © Scott Houston I am pleased and honored to share Scott Houston's insight into the overwhelming subject of the racist mass incarceration of Americans, Incarceration Inc.: Today's American Slavery. The project features male and female inmates of Estrella Jail... " (Via acurator.com.)

Bad Art

Bad Art: Students in Jack Watson’s advanced art class discuss works in the Weird section of the ‘Bad Art’ exhibit. Courtesy of the author. How can we encourage students to take risks and to fail?   How can students define their aesthetic and also shed the habits that limit their…

Tentacular Thinking

Journal #75 - September 2016 Donna Haraway Tentacular Thinking: Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene We are all lichens. — Scott Gilbert, “We Are All Lichens Now”1 Think we must. We must think. —Stengers and Despret, Women Who Make a Fuss2 What happens when human exceptionalism and bounded individualism, those old saws of Western…
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