Press Here: Cultural Acupuncture and Civic Stimulation
Side effects can turn a chain of events into a chart of obstacles, allies, and countercurrents where art provokes responses that no one would have anticipated. The effects can add up to social change, possibly for the good when art connects with accountability.
private by Bob May
Art in the Expanded Field
New hybrid forms demand new, expanded categories if they are to be accountably dealt with.
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Speaking for the Humanities
I’ve argued... that [an interdisciplinary] future is imaginable if world-wide, education in the humanities—literature and philosophy, in other words—is, in a certain way, undertaken, and on all levels.
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Virtual Reality and Public History
How could virtual reality be best used for public humanities? One immediate thought is that virtual reality would be an excellent tool for teaching history.
Interview with Zrinka Stahuljak

In 2019 you began your service as Director of the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS), one of the most venerable centers of its kind. Now you are overseeing its transformation into the UCLA CMRS Center for Early Global Studies (CMRS-CEGS). What prompted the change? How did you...

Speaking for the Humanities

In “Rationality,” Charles Taylor defines reason in two ways: consistency, which is shared by all cultures; and theoretical reason, rationality.[1] For rationality, leading to “theoretical cultures” in the heritage of Plato, he has a higher claim and uses it to show that “one culture can surely lay...

Speaking for the Humanities

In “Rationality,” Charles Taylor defines reason in two ways: consistency, which is shared by all cultures; and theoretical reason, rationality.[1] For rationality, leading to “theoretical cultures” in the heritage of Plato, he has a higher claim and uses it to show that “one culture can surely lay...