Thursday, February 23, 2006

Brains



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I created these because it pleases me to create them. Go ahead and download them, save them, give them to your friends, print them and hang them on a wall, whatever you want. "Property" is simply not a productive paradigm for art.



Don't get TOO serious.

What am I doing? If you give out a free-floating assignment, you better be willing to do it, too.

Wonder what everyone else is doing?



Update: How'd I miss this?



Thanks, Marcia.

And one more link about growing brains. Via metafilter.

3 comments:

chris said...

The Harvard article looks absolutely fascinating. I'll have to go back and reread it all the way through.

Your link to Rice's article at IHE is what i most wanted to say a word about. I am a frequent visitor to Yellow Dog and rathter like his blog. I wasn't so shocked to find Dr. Crazy's blog filled with ire and angst in response to JR's article - not nec. b/c i thought his argument was faulty or b/c he misrpresented Dr. Crazy, but b/c i find that his writing seems to bring out these types of responses in people. I know it did with me the first time i read his CCC's article on hip-hop pedagogy a number of years back.

Even though it may not be much fun for Jeff or Dr. Crazy, i kinda enjoy the drama of their lil (public) dispute. (In a similar vein, i was disappointed to see Kobe and Shaq squash their years-old fued recently.) However, one of the things i've come to respect about Jeff is his willingness to engage his detractors, in private conversation, in order to foster a deeper level of understanding for both parties.

I don't personally know Jeff Rice, but i have had the pleasure of conversating with him a number of times via email and blog comments. Though this comment would probably be better suited over at Yellow Dog, your link reminded me all this stuff. (Plus, it was a paper i wrote for you that originally introduced me to Jeff's work.)

i think i forgot the point i was going to make. Or maybe i already made it. Oh well. Either way, it looks like Dr. Crazy and Dr. Fabulous are getting along better now (which sucks for me, b/c, like i said, i like the entertainment of the drama). I could go on, but this is your space, if i'm going to babble, i should do it over on mine.

Yep.

Donna said...

I've been surprised by the level of ire, too. Shocked. Shocked, I say. But, like you, I admire Jeff's willingness to engage with his critics.

Jeff said...

Thanks for the kind words. But alas, as Chris notes, there is something worthwhile in a Burroughs-like tension. Not for saying bad things about each other, but for the engagement.

Chris, you should tell me your full name so I can link to you.