Paul Kennedy & (Making) Friends

It is quite clear that Paul Kennedy has the ideal job—meeting with brilliant and active minds to discuss revolutionary concepts and fresh perspectives, then threading those conversations in waves through cars, homes, computers, and earphones across Canada. Unfortunately, we cannot all be hosts of CBC’s Ideas, but Kennedy’s fourth-year seminar with SASAH’s first graduating cohort…

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Altermodernism, a Fraction of Postmodernism

Where is our society at today in terms of modernism? Well, according to Nicholas Bourriad, we have entered into a period known as “Altermodernism”. As our current society continues to evolve and progress towards what would likely be considered modernity, perhaps Bourriad is right. Society is in constant flux, and with constant flux often comes…

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Postmodernism- Here to Stay. Altermodernism- Go Away

Postmodernism – prospering and thriving? Not quite, however, it is still alive. The period is no longer in its prime, as much has been brought anew since the term was first introduced. Although, the characteristics that are embodied through the postmodern era are still present. Nicholas Bourriad, curator and art critic, may refute this statement,…

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Artifacts and Interaction

After visiting the Ontario Museum of Archeology, I noticed that many artifacts were kept behind glass walls. For humans, touch is one of our strongest senses from which we gain access to information about an object; we are able to feel texture, irregularities, and weight. Going to a museum however, is quite different. We are…

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