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RSA Animate

July 28th, 2011 · 5 Comments

The RSA Animate series of video clips is an interesting way to present some very sophisticated ideas to learners. The visual nature of the lectures helps comprehension and helps hold student interest. The lecture above looks at how recent developments in cognitive science change our understanding of human nature. Other lectures deal with concepts like […]

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L. M. Bogad and Performance-based Activism

July 15th, 2011 · No Comments

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of going to a talk on campus by L. M. Bogad. He is a professor at UC Davis and spoke on the topic of performance-based activism. He’s been involved with number of groups, including Billionaires for Bush and The Yes Men. On his website, he has video […]

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Tags: art as activism · audio · blog · climate change · consumerism · global issues activities · pictures · politics · video · visual prompts

In 1000 Years

July 7th, 2011 · No Comments

What will the world look like in 1000 years? This is the question posed by Sibylle Machat via her website, where she displays drawings of people’s imagined answers. She invites people to submit their ideas via postcard. This would be a great class activity, and the images Sibylle has already collected would make great writing […]

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Tags: art as activism · blog · global issues activities · imagined future · the environment · visual prompts