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Mysterious Assemblages For Monday

Monday is a day of regularity. It is a day of predictable assemblages of people and objects.

To counter Monday’s clockwork, I present the following links to mysterious assemblages:

The Guilty River, a free ebook by Wilkie Collins opens with a dreary time: “The mysterious assemblage of trees was blacker than the blackening sky. Of [...]

Does Art Really Overcome Prejudice?

Art may sometimes oppose prejudice, but it can just as easily be used to support prejudice. [...]

The Culture Of Academic Book Covers

I have never understood why so many academic books have abstract, irrelevant pieces of artwork on their covers, when it would not be difficult to add a photograph or sketch related to the topic of the book.

This book, for example – The Cultures Of Work Organizations, by Harrison Truce and Janice Beyer – [...]

How Scary Would You Become To Escape NSA Spies?

The very fact that we’re being observed by spies dramatically limits the trajectories we can take. [...]

How To Lead A Fascinating Life

The elements of culture found on the the Pinterest social media site fascinates me, because it’s graphically-based, and therefore often is suggestive of ideas, rather than explicit. Yet, some people use the graphic format of Pinterest merely to post graphics of text, without any non-verbal visual element at all.

It’s a curious choice, going against [...]

The Infinite Vapidity Of Books As Visual Props

This piece of conceptual art is conceptually stunted, going only a short distance beyond the statement of a person who buys Reader’s Digest condensed editions to place on their shelves to add a sense of refinement to their knick knacks. [...]

Sherlock Holmes And The Case Of Robert Rauschenberg

Just as Sherlock Holmes needs Dr. Watson to function, perhaps Maria Konnikova could use a dash of Robert Rauschenberg to temper her mental discipline. [...]

The Original Good Shepherd

Here, next to the rosy colored church Good Shepherd is an ancient depiction of the Greek god Hermes, in a motif known as Hermes Kriophoros – referred to by the ancient Greeks, before Christianity, as the good shepherd. [...]

Ten Commandments Weekend Violates The Ten Commandments

The Three Angels Broadcasting Network is creating a Ten Commandments Weekend event, but the Ten Commandments Weekend itself violates one of the Ten Commandments. [...]

Coalition In Congress Praises Ban On Artwork

A congressional resolution written by Louis Gohmert celebrates an attempt to ban almost all artwork. [...]

The Artistic Essence of Christine O’Donnell’s Campaign

A couple years ago, I noted the development of a web site called Dreamlines. The site makes new, dynamic, changing visual art using keywords to search out graphics online.

Today, as a refresher about how the results work, I offer you the following visual impression of the campaign of Christine O’Donnell for U.S. Senate.

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