Thus, while science endeavours to transform the chaotic variety of natural...– Erwin Panofsky, from ‘The History of Art as Humanistic Discipline’, 1940.
Jonah Lehrer: How We Decide
Tonight I experienced a major Aha! moment, a breakthrough in validating my thesis topic. This was all made possible by listening to Jonah Lehrer deliver a lecture on decision making at SCAD. He presented material from his latest book How We Decide, which explains how exactly our mind intuitively decides. I haven’t read it (yet), but Lehrer’s first book Proust Was a Neuroscientist...
Vacation Comes But Once a Year
(With the exception of holidays.) Around mid-August or early September Jonathan and I travel north to get our fix of museums, galleries, and restaurants mostly absent from our sleepy southern town. We overload ourselves with art, air and space, and vegetarian food. It’s our tradition. This year, luck was on our side and magical experiences ensued. Our first major stop was (of course)...