Category: creativity

it’s everywhere. art has no particular claim.

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The Measurement Problem

Is there a problem?  There is.  It concerns the relationship of the measurer to the measured, the scientist (or her measuring tools) to whatever-is-being-measured.  Philosophers tend to view it as the relationship of subject to object, noting...

Imagining

Yesterday I read about a phenomenologist’s effort to position imagination with respect to other cognitive functions.  The argument was that although imagination is thin, which I think means fragile or fleeting, it is autonomous,...

Experiments in Photography

Revelations: Experiments in Photography will open at the Science Museum in London on 20 March.  I’m reviewing it for Source, and looking foward to seeing images I’ve liked for a very long time, such...

Mira Schendel and Tate Papers

Unaccustomed as we may be to thinking of an artist as having “influenced” a philosopher, rather than the other way around, it seems clear that Mira Schendel had considerable impact on Vilem Flusser.  I’ve...