links for 2009-08-28   08.28.09

A Brief History of Combining Crap with Crap (
Is it only a matter of time before innovative aesthetics are subsumed into meaningless art world drivel? AFCs recent European tour exposed us to a barrage of art consisting of refuse-piled-on-refuse-then-painted.

Author: Christopher Lynn, Executive Director
Category: Links

links for 2009-08-27   08.27.09

Welcome to Radical Teacher
"RADICAL TEACHER, founded in 1975, is a socialist, feminist, and anti-racist journal dedicated to the theory and practice of teaching. It serves the community of educators who are working for democratic process, peace, and justice. The magazine examines the root causes of inequality and promotes progressive social change.

"RADICAL TEACHER publishes articles on classroom practices and curriculum, as well as on educational issues related to gender and sexuality, disability, culture, globalization, privatization, race, class, and other similar topics.

"Radical Teacher is published triannually by the University of Illinois Press on behalf of the Center for Critical Education, Inc."

Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
The first three chapters of the seminal book transcribed and free online. Freire conducts a Marxist deconstruction of education as a colonized-colonizer relationship. Selling over 750,000 copies worldwide, this text is a cornerstone of critical pedagogy.
(tags: Paulo.Freire education pedagogy The.Plum.Academy activism)

Author: Christopher Lynn, Executive Director
Category: Links

links for 2009-08-21: Charts and Graphs Edition   08.21.09

Billie Jean Chart
She's just a girl...

Evita Map
Don't cry for me...
(tags: humor charts.and.graphs)

Blur "Boys and Girls" Chart
Love in the nineties is paranoid.
(tags: humor charts.and.graphs Blur)

Nothin' But a G Thang Pie Chart
Dre, creep to the mic like a phantom.
(tags: humor charts.and.graphs Dr.Dre Snoop.Dog)

Cecilia As a Pie Chart
Oh, Cecilia.
(tags: humor charts.and.graphs)

A Flow Chart of Total Eclipse of the Heart
I really need you tonight. (via Coudal)
(tags: humor charts.and.graphs Bonnie.Tyler)

Author: Christopher Lynn, Executive Director
Category: Links

links for 2009-08-14   08.14.09

The Nine Eyes of Google Street View (Art Fag City: IMG MGMT)
"The world captured by Google appears to be more truthful and more transparent because of the weight accorded to external reality, the perception of a neutral, unbiased recording, and even the vastness of the project. At the same time, I acknowledge that this way of photographing creates a cultural text like any other, a structured and structuring space whose codes and meaning the artist and the curator of the images can assist in constructing or deciphering."

Author: Christopher Lynn, Executive Director
Category: Links

links for 2009-08-13   08.13.09

Life, Art and Chickens, Afloat in the Harbor (
"For the last two months artists have been floating around New York City on the Waterpod, a 3,000-square-foot experiment in community living and artistry. Founded by Mary Mattingly, whose medium is mainly photography, it was envisioned as a self-sustaining living space, an eco- and art-friendly sphere that could be recreated in the future, when land resources might be scarce."

America is changing"but are its art museums? (The Art Newspaper)
"You do not have to look at major US art museums for long to realise that most of the senior management is white, unlike staff at comparable levels in corporations, universities and government offices. When is this going to change? Those leading efforts to diversify museums say the economic reality of who pays to support institutions has not evolved sufficiently to require any lasting push for change. But American demographics are shifting swiftly. US minority groups will become the majority in a few decades. And art museums will have to diversify to survive."
(tags: museum race arts.leadership)

Author: Christopher Lynn, Executive Director
Category: Links

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