In a beautiful coincidence, I have to watch this, my all-time favorite movie, for a class discussion on my birthday. Professor Tinkcom asks us to consider how sci-fi shapes cultural perceptions of science and technology. This is my response essay, and it was damn hard to write. Memory and the Myth of the Individual There is … Continue reading “Blessed are the forgetful….”
Here are some videos I’ve made, in no particular order. I like them, and maybe you will too.
This post first appeared on the blog for Dr. Linda Garcia’s course “Networks and the Creative Process” at Georgetown University. We discussed the relationship between society and creativity in consideration of Weimar Germany. In the first pages of Peter Gay’s book “Weimar Culture: Outsiders as Insiders” I was most struck by this descriptive phrase: … Continue reading Creativity and Resilience (thoughts from class)
Years ago, I was a blog-happy missionary, bouncing around the world with nothing but a 65-liter frame pack and a lot of good intentions. I came home with a lighter pack, but a heavier load of the stories and images and love of people… like Isaac in Malaysia. Just after he dropped us off at the … Continue reading Life in a Small World
One of my classes this semester focuses on creativity. We’re looking at what it means to be creative, how creative people change their domains, and how the architecture of their social worlds matter. But we’re also making scrapbooks to document our own creative process. If it weren’t for the book I have to read each week, … Continue reading Scrapbook Pages