Month: August 2016

Oh you fancy huh?

Oh you fancy huh?

Read the study below by researchers at University College (London) regarding MRI scans in response to viewing art: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news/8500012/Brain-scans-reveal-the-power-of-art.html After reading, consider the following:  Does this make art more worthwhile as a pursuit in your mind? Does this legitimize art as a human endeavor? What […]

Want to be smarter? Take a test?

Want to be smarter? Take a test?

Read the piece in the NY Times below elucidating research conducted by researchers at Purdue University regarding the role of test taking in moving information from short to long term memory. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/21/science/21memory.html?_r=0 While reading the piece, and at the conclusion of reading, consider the following: […]

What is Art?

What is Art?

What is Art? This will be a central question as we explore this area of knowledge.  To frame our future conversations, open the linked PDF below, and discuss with a partner whether each of the items listed is indeed art or not! Art or NO?