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The Muse Learns to Read

The Muse Learns to Read: Trace the Process of Intellectual Becoming 🦋

Language is the soul of intellect, and reading is the essential process by which that intellect is cultivated beyond the commonplace experiences of everyday life. Charles Scribner, Jr. When we trace language from orality, characterized by the pre-socratics and the passing of tradition from one mouth to the next, to literacy made possible by writing on clay …

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Structure, Sign, and Hacking (1)

Structure, Sign, and Hacking: Free Play in the Age of Electracy With Jan Holmevik 💡

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.” Carl Jung Using Greg Ulmer’s concept of electracy, Jan Holmevik explores the tension between absence and presence in his 2012 work, Inter/vention: Free Play in the …

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The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus

Jesper Juuls in the Art of Failure Teaches How to Imagine Sisyphus Happy 🙃

“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.” Albert Camus In an insightful early collection of essays, The Myth of Sisyphus, Albert Camus recognizes that when a person confronts the absurd circumstances of life, they can react in one of two ways. Either they fall into despair, which most of us …

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The Himalayas of Literature

Scaling the Himalayas of Literature – From Wallace to Joyce – Six Novels

“The wonderful things in life are the things you do, not the things you have.” –Reinhold Messner We are kicking off a brand new course series and inviting participants from all over the world to climb some of the most challenging literary mountains on the planet. Course Overview Climbing the highest peaks on the planet …

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The Blu(e) of Education

The Blue of Education

Our world is now so complex, our technology and science so powerful, and our problems so global and interconnected that we have come to the limits of individual human intelligence and individual expertise.”  James Paul Gee With brief pockets of cynicism and frequent moments of humor,  James Paul Gee describes the anti-intellectual spirit of our …

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