April 14, 2005

Aesthetics Part 2

The following is a list of links to blog entries that consist of more topics on media Aesthetics. The first half was more of a historical documentation however, with these entries there were was more modern primary text and media.

Poets, writers, painters, sculptors, and musicians are all creators of beauty, whether it is the beauty of the word, knowledge, or music. These aesthetics aid in the happiness of the individual self. Artists and poets contribute substantially to the happiness of humans. Read more on, Aristotle vs. Plato: The Poet and the People. Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

In chapter four, Sounds, Henry David Thoreau examines the sounds around him. It seems that he wants people to not rely so much on learning from what’s in books and on paper. He thinks we should look around us and learn from our own experiences more. He asks the question, “Will you be a reader, a student merely, or a seer?” He talked about how he didn’t read during the summer he “hoed beans.” Continue reading Sounds and Solitude

Those who write or paint know for a fact that inspiration is all around us, it's just a matter of time before we see it. Continue reading Poems and Paintings.

Johanna said, "The Brooklyn Bridge is often considered one of the most beautiful bridges ever created. At its completion in 1883, it was the largest suspension bridge in the world." Read more

Besides the fact that I found Metropolis to be one of the longest, most tedious movies I have ever seen in my life; I actually found some points in the movie that peaked my interest.

Anne said, "It simply means an artist is showing their feelings--expressing themselves (you can look at Amanda's blog for further details on this term). I also found out from Wikipedia that "expressionism centers on the artists vision rather than on the viewers impression."”

In the essay, "You Are Standing at the Beginning of a Road: Examining Will Crowther's "Advent", both the history of the game and Crowther's himself are explored. Continue reading More of the "Adventure"


An Intro to Galatea 2.2,This novel by Richard Powers can be described as many things, however, after reading the first 88 pages I can honestly say that I am somewhat intrigued by the characters relationships. Characters

Galatea 2.2 finale-Anne commented in her blog about how she felt that the novel was sort of jumpy and confusing as far as the language. I do agree with Anne on this observation.


As a child I always had trouble just simply hearing someone talk and picking up on something they are trying to tell me. My mind tends to roam all the time from one thought or distraction to another. Continue reading Learning How

Brenda Laurel in her book Utopian Entrepreneur, says that as one they "mainfest a different ethic simply through the force of their choices and actions." (7) Read more

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