Monthly Archives: January 2012

Makom (Place)

Blue is “the spiritual in art” (Kandinsky). Religion is “the opiate of the masses” (Marx) In academic religious studies, it is the historical-political context that gives meaning to spiritual expression. But in this image, I like how (a part of) … Continue reading

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Maps

I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to post about Israel quite so soon, but I wanted to say something about the group of maps that appeared over at Juan Cole’s “Informed Comment” (http://www.juancole.com/) blog on Middle Eastern politics. The … Continue reading

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Space, Speed, and Thought

Is there a relation between space and speed, on the one hand, and thought, on the other? I think we have to posit such a relation if we want to take seriously the notion that  consciousness and intentional thought are … Continue reading

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Inside-Outside

  I took this picture from my office window at Syracuse. When I first looked at it, I thought those were toy cars that had been left somewhere inside my office. I then realized that they were cars in the … Continue reading

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Road/Writing

  I have always found the 4 hours it takes to drive my commute between New York and Syracuse an exhilarating platform upon which to think out projects. I think it’s because the motion and perspectival-shifts mimic and stimulate reflection. … Continue reading

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Infinity Space

[[at Doug Wheeler, SA MI 75 DZ NY 12 (1975/2012)]] Doug Wheeler is a “Light and Space” guy from California whose work goes back to the 1960s and 1970s.  His exhibit SA MI 75 DZ NY 12 (1975/2012) at David … Continue reading

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Pharaoh

I wanted to respond to the article about Apple in the New York Times. (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/business/apple-america-and-a-squeezed-middle-class.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&hpw. ) 8000 workers in dormitories being woken up, fed biscuits and tea, and sent on a 12 hour shift in order to turn over new … Continue reading

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