12 Matching Annotations
  1. Jan 2019
  2. www.correspoondence.com www.correspoondence.com
    1. CORRESPOONDENCE

      This font looks like it's a Microsoft Work effect. Also, shouldn't that just be the logo?

  3. Jun 2018
    1. The desire for understanding is driven by something more human. It is peoples’ nature to seek connections - connections to others, to the earth, and to ideas. This sense of connectedness is not only at the level of individual cognition, it comes from a desire to know with one's heart and mind, emotions and cognitions, imagination and reason. People pursue understanding to feel connected in ways that tell them they are human. As Feynman suggests, people strive to understand for aesthetic reasons.

      The annotation I am making here is fundamentally a product of an aesthetic experience, rooted in my pursuit of connectivity and beauty. :)

  4. Sep 2017
    1. To develope the reasoning faculties of our youth, enlarge their minds cultivate their morals, & instil into them the precepts of virtue & order

      I find it interesting that the University made it a goal to cultivate the morals of the students attending their school. They also stress how they want to instill the precepts of virtue and order. They want to achieve this, yet they based the location of their school to be around the centrality of the white population. I do not believe this is cultivating the morals of their students. This is narrowing their viewpoints, and not expanding on the multitude of cultures that lie within the United States.

    2. The tender age at which this part of education commences, generaly about the tenth year, would weigh heavily with parents in sending their sons to a school so distant as the Central establishment would be from most of them

      The University set out a goal for the parents of young boys to begin their studies of the ancient languages at the year of age ten. This is an extremely young age, considering that the boys would be going to college eight years later. The minds of the young boys seem to be too young to be able to grasp this form of art. This correlates to my Engagement, Art Inside/Out, by focusing on the art aspect. Latin, Greek, and Hebrew are forms of art in the language aspect. This piece of art is powerful and intriguing; however, it may be too complex for the minds of ten year olds who are still trying to develop.

  5. Nov 2016
    1. I defy any painter to move and elevate me without my own consent and assistance

      There is a Paterian element to this assertion that, although echoing Hawthorne’s Kenyon, is suggestive of Wilde’s emerging theories of aestheticism, and the role of art and spectator.

    1. Having succeeded in imprisoning the frisky creature in marble, he makes it seem contented, too, ignorant of his own restraints. The union of man’s art and sylvan delight, of youth and animal, human skill and natural beauty, is a friendly one, and trapped within that discoloured marble surface uncovered by Praxiteles.⁠

      The metaphor of sculpture is muddled here. Praxiteles both imprisons and unveils, a combination not present in Hawthorne’s description of Praxiteles’ art.

  6. Jul 2016
    1. a conceptualisation relevant to all cultural endeavours

      A friend of mine says he always tries to make art that is of no economic value at all. His goal is to make things that are poetic and truly anti-aesthetic. He also does little to market his work.

  7. Jan 2016
  8. Nov 2015
    1. The confrontation with technology at the level of creation is what distinguishes electronic literature from, for example, e-books, digitized versions of print works, and other products of print authors “going digital.” Electronic literature often intersects with conceptual and sound arts, but reading and writing remain central to the literary arts. These activities, unbound by pages and the printed book, now move freely through galleries, performance spaces, and museums. Electronic literature does not reside in any single medium or institution.

      I think this passage is THE clue. IRL I work on classic, 19th and 20th definitions of differents kinds of art. It usually turns around the limits of different arts, that come with the medium they are exposed in. The artist from the 20th century loved breaking that limits. From that point of view, e-lit has broken it all. It has improved the medium and it has even questioned the limits of creation itself. (I think analytic art critics wont like my point of view...). E-lit has lots of issues as an art and this is great. (Sorry for my awful english! Feel free to do as many corrections as you want!)

  9. Oct 2015
    1. No joke is funny unless you see the point of it, and sometimes a point has to be explained.

      Sounds logical, in the abstract. But the explanation is often known to “kill the joke”, to decrease the humour potential. In some cases, it transforms the explainee into the butt of a new joke. Something similar has been said about hermeneutics and æsthetics. The explanation itself may be a new form of art, but it runs the risk of first destroying the original creation.

  10. May 2015
    1. “ An aesthetic rhetoric counts on, attends to, and takes into account the body and its senses; an epistemic rhetoric tries to bypass them but cannot.