commented on Art Museums Should Be Therapists, Not Art History Teachers
It may be too confining to focus on the particular emotion 'love', but I like the way this thinking affirms what I was taught in the 3rd grade: art is communication. ‘Communication’ is related to ‘commonality’. What do I have in common with the artist?
It’s a refreshing question. it sweeps away alienating art-speak an PR claptrap.
commented on Anybody Ever Been to Tucson?
Titan Missile Museum - you can tour the decommissioned nuclear missile silo (I think its the only one in the world open to the public?) including underground bunker and other Cold-War crazy.
Also somewhere near there's a graveyard of military planes - miles and miles all painted ghost white.
commented on Sounds of Horror
Phil Collins 'Another Day in Paradise'. It's ostensibly about having compassion for the poor but I realized you can read the exact opposite into it: the words also work as a Social-Darwinist manifesto. Scared me shitless thinking pop music might actually be full of anti-humanist messages designed to support the Reagan agenda.
commented on I, Anonymous
@1 & @11 - it's NOT easy to code. Real names are so varied - de Young to McDonald to Boutros Boutros-Ghali - an algorithm to capitalize every one with 100% certainty is quite difficult.
Sure, style is irrelevant on junk mail. But schools, non-profits, and employers care. They want to show due respect to Lea-Anne diNatale without having to deal with kathy cutesie.