Tag Archives: Creativity

When weird is normal

It is, I think, a reasonable corollary of symbolic interactionism, that you are only as smart as the people around you. Some of that smart rubs off, and even if it doesn’t you see yourself, and become yourself, through their eyes. As a strategy, therefore, it’s a good idea to surround yourself with smart people. […]
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Very Mashed

I generally use the video for the Gray Album when I talk about the cultural effects of mash-ups. I’d love to use this in class instead, but I suspect it would be… less than appropriate. Equal parts brilliant and deeply disturbing. See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor.
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Since I was a kid, I’ve loved pedestrian bridges between buildings, and tunnels as well. I love the maze of tunnels under Crystal City and under many university campuses. I’m thrilled by the long-standing “Jetsons” vision of a future city of hanging monorails at the 40th floor and multi-directional elevators. So it’s no surprise that […]
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Moog Guitar

I’m interested in this new guitar from Moog for a few reasons. First, I’m curious as to how it will affect music: will we be hearing this instrument to a much greater extent? Given that similar music could be produced in post-production or digitally, why is it that this will happen? Is it a question […]
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