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.


Tagging beautiful moments: an all-weekend data party 11-12 April

Following PAI's collaboration with i4C to kick off Janne Willem's Seize Your Moments data weekend in February, Janne invites you to party with her team and thousands of beautiful moments collected from around the world this coming weekend in Utrecht!  Full details are here.

Data analysis for Janne's project began on 20 February and has continued steadily over the weeks, with keen eyes and descriptive power of over seventy crowd-sourced strangers who met in person to shared memorable moments while tagging images collectively, or worked separately at home to code distinctive characteristics per drawing to keep intercultural perceptions of beauty to life.  Take a glimpse into Janne's online tagging environment and join in the fun!



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