HUMAN/NATURE

Who is ultimately in charge?

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Sophie Stokes Cerkvenik

Final Post

First off, everyone’s poster was really well done. The students picked something that interested them and all showed a distinct line between humans and nature. One of the most eye-grabbing posters was the one done by Rachel Bird. “From Cave… Continue Reading →

Human Exploration

Human exploration in space has been a topic for generations. We have Star Trek, Star Wars, Interstellar; the list of movies and TV shows involving space exploration could go on forever. The majority of these fictional entertainment shows feature humans… Continue Reading →

The Homogeneity of Plastic Surgery

Today’s visual culture has changed remarkably in the past few generations and plastic surgery helped contribute to the change. Professor Tanya Sheehan told us about the two different forms of plastic surgery: reconstructive and cosmetic. Reconstructive is meant to restore… Continue Reading →

Non-humanism

This lecture really made me reflect on many of my thoughts about the Anthropocene. It is so interesting to see how others view the Anthropocene, and this class has brought many views to my attention. Professor Peterson really had me… Continue Reading →

Rewriting the World

Italian poetry in the 60’s was a dynamic movement called the neo-avant-garde. A group of poets developed new and startling way of writing that causes the reader to take active participation in order to create an understanding of the work…. Continue Reading →

Magic, Love, and Poets.

Last week’s lecture on Antiquity was full of interesting relationships. For example, we talked about the relationships between men and women, magic and people, witches and males, enchantresses and males, a poet and his beloved, and love and evil. In… Continue Reading →

Capturing the Moment

Photography is, according to Professor Traub, the art of extraction. When you take someone’s photograph, you take their presentation of self in that one moment and freeze it forever. What I thought was an interesting, thought-provoking question Traub brought up… Continue Reading →

Futurism and Nature

The last lecture we had was on futurism, a social movement that focused especially on technology. Futurism was a term that I had heard of before, but never really cared to investigate further. After Tuesday’s lecture, I was interested by… Continue Reading →

Food: Fresh and… still fresh?

Before listening to the lecture on Tuesday, I was a little skeptical. A lecture on refrigeration? What is so interesting about refrigeration? Well, it turns out that many things make this topic interesting. After the lecture, I understand why Ana… Continue Reading →

Art in History

I loved the lecture from this week. I have never taken an art history class, so this particular lecture was a very unique experience for me. Art portrays so much meaning behind little details. For example, a candlewick could be… Continue Reading →

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