IMAG-E-NATION the political & philosophical arts initiative blog


(re)imagining the political and philosophical in the 21st century


The Political & Philosophical Arts Initiative is interested in the ways in which people interact with and compose political and philosophical ideas and actions through the various, diverse media of technology and the arts. Participants in PAI seek to explore the ways in which poetry, literature, music, photography, performance and other creative arts interleave with the political and philosophical life, either as vehicles for criticism, elaboration, theorization, intervention or activism.
The Imag-e-nation blog is a forum for interested parties to share stories, images or other contributions. Contributors range from students and faculty to artists and musicians to professional and casual commentators. Pieces can be short opinions, re-postings of appropriate materials, or original compositions. In addition, the PAI at LUC will make a selection of relevant or provocative news items each week for (re)publication here.

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It's raining rain (hallelujah!): the power of the literal

When metaphors falter and abstractions fail, there remains plain, direct verbal communication.  The no-frills approach to expression may lack semantic thrill and poetic resonance, but hits hard all the same in the following instances.

National Public Radio's compilation of graduation addresses
from 1774 to present.

Reasons for unplugging...once a week.
Seriously.

Surface reading of canvases
(there is nothing more to them)

Coen Young following Gertrude Stein
is Coen Young following Gertrude Stein
is Coen Young following Gertrude Stein

To a tee

That's all folks!

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