Time and again, the issue comes back to the arguments made in black and white.
Regardless of the allegiance (liberals and conservatives) too many folks suffer from a chronic ad hominem-ism.
"I agree/disagree with [insert statement here]. Anyone who believes otherwise is stupid. That’s so typical of the idiots who are [insert political party or tendency here]."
Who: Animal Collective (band), Danny Perez (video artist), Stephan Moore (sound engineer)
What: See title.
When: April 2012
Where: the Guggenheim Museum.
They transformed the atrium into an “immersive installation” called Transverse Temporal Gyrus (TTG).
David Karp: this guy is interesting.
I read about him today after googling tumblr instead of putting it in the address bar as a full address.
I have to say, he is really fascinating. I can’t say I am endeared to him…and in fact, I don’t even admire him. Yes, I find some of his ideas and idiosyncrasies and behaviors admirable. No, I can’t admire him. Unfortunately, he lacks the clarity of thought and speech that classically great leaders have (or have by way of their speechwriters).
I have a hard time juggling disclaimers because I have such mixed feelings about the creator of a site I quite enjoy.
We sometimes (or often, depending where you live and work) find ourselves at the intersection of cultural exchange. Recently, I have had the great fortune to be trip planning for a brief stay in Europe.
Trips abroad are always tremendous learning experiences. What you do when you travel (especially if you do the trip-planning yourself) is that you go though the initiation process of a new neighborhood. The main difference is that this process happens online, in the virtual realm.