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Does Your Language Shape Your Thinking? Another Look at Whorf

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Image: Horacio Salinas for The New York Times

Guy Deutscher has written a very interesting, long article entitled “Does Your Language Shape How You Think?” in The New York Times looking at the various ways that language may, or may not, shape the way that we think.  Though not a new idea, we are now offered a, perhaps, more contemporary, less literal-minded and more open-minded look at some of the elements of, what, for some of us who’ve “been around the block”, may be called “The Whorfian Hypothesis”, and which, despite la barbe never meant, at least to us, that a beard was particularly feminine.

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Art – “Remember That You Will Die: Death Across Cultures”

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 8 May 2010

Science Museum, London/The New York Times

Remember That You Will Die, at the Rubin Museum of Art, includes this ivory head of General Wallenstein, made between 1750 and 1850

Ken Johnson has written an article entitled “Mulling Mortality, in the East and in the West” in the Art Review section of the Art & Design section of The New York Times (online) which looks at the exhibition entitled “Remember That You Will Die: Death Across Cultures”, an exhibition at the Rubin Museum of Art (150 West 17th Street, NYC) through 9 August 2010, which, through 82 works, highlights profound differences in what death means through different cultures and different epochs featuring traditional Tibetan objects, medieval and early Renaissance European pieces and one contemporary work, a video by the American artist Bill Viola entitled “Three Women”, being shown in NY for the first time.
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Award-Winning Cultural Websites

Posted by the editors on Friday, 7 May 2010


image: FLW Robbie House Interior Restoration Project/Real Clear Arts/ARTSJOURNAL

In a post entitled “Which Cultural Websites Are The Best? The Webby Awards” in her blog “Real Clear Arts: Judith H. Dobrzynski on Culture” (an ARTSJOURNAL weblog) (Creative Commons License) Judith H. Dobrzynski reviews a number of Webby Award-winning cultural websites.  From the Tate’s “The Unilever Series 2009: Miroslaw Balka, How It Is” to  “Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House Interior Restoration Project” (above photo) to Mashable, and more.

More on the Webby Awards, here.
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The End of Culture. Mashups.

Posted by the editors on Friday, 19 March 2010

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Michiko Kakutani has written an excellent, in fact, a MUST READ, article entitled “Texts Without Context” in the Books section of the Arts & Leisure Preview of The New York Times (online) critically reviewing the current state of the arts, and culture in general, in the self-combusting context of contemporary technology and the dominant trends of fragmentation, deconstruction and mash-up.  The article should be required reading, if that still exists, for anyone still capable of reading more than a blurb.  That means you. 

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Censorship at Apple’s AppStore

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Eric Pfanner has written an interesting and, perhaps, provocative article entitled “Publishers Question Apple’s Rejection of Nudity” for the Technology section of The New York Times (online).  It appears that Apple’s AppStore is about more than money and marketing.

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