I read The stupidest thing on Soccernet today. There was an article about women as coaches of football teams, and the comments were absolutely despicable. I’m no feminist, but I couldn’t read past the first 10 or so comments–it was just too disgusting.
What the eff does being a woman have to do with being a coach? What does having a penis have to do with your ability to play football or manage a team? The only thing that I think a coach needs to have is experience. You need to play the game to lecture others about it or manage them as a successful coach–that’s my opinion at least. But it disgusts me to think that in the 21st century, people could be so stupid as to think that women couldn’t coach premier league teams because they are women. If they’ve played the game at a professional level and have the experience,have worked for it, and demonstrated their skills, who the hell are you to tell them they don’t deserve it?
Was conceptual art a response to technology overtaking society? Would it have ever come about if technology hadn’t advanced as much as it did?
Was art the one place where humans could not be replaced? Clinging to the conceptual to cling to the human, assert the importance of human cognition, unique to us and that cannot be ‘created’, that which is original, organic
Something that the computer cannot mimic, specific to both humans as a whole and to the individual, striving to personalize, customize, own something.
This was a crazy weekend! I forgot to post an update/recap of my Happy Show experience. Thinking back on it now, I don’t really know what to say…I should have posted when it was still fresh in my mind.
If I go back, I’ll make sure to take more photos and detailed notes.
The Happy Show
I just saw it today. It was soo coool! I’ll post a bit more about it later, but I’m still in awe of how much I enjoyed it. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so engaged with something in a museum space before, and that’s a pretty depressing realization…
it’s been a long, long, LONG week.
I haven’t had time to post, but I did scribble down some things I’ve been thinking about and meaning to post. I just had no time to type them up. I’m going to meet with Prof. L about my thesis next week, I can’t wait. I hope he approves my topic and likes it…
There are ‘concept neurons’ in the brain that seem to be excited/activated by very specific things. Jennifer Aniston neurons, Robert Plant neurons, etc.
Are there ‘art’ neurons? ‘Creativity’ neurons?
Whenever I make something, there’s a rush of pride when I look at the finished thing. I can’t stop looking at it, touching it, examining every inch of it! It’s a wonderful feeling…
“Everything changes,[but] nothing dies”-Ovid
I’ve been giving a lot of though to what I want to do after graduation…it’s a really weird thing for me to think about.I realized I don’t know what I want to do as much as I know what I want to be. I know it’s a cliche–the 5 year old who says they want to be happy when their teacher asks them what they want to be when they grow up–but it’s true.
I want to be an intellectual person, doing something they love. I want to learn, to read, to write, to create, and to teach. I don’t know if that position even exists anywhere! I wish money wasn’t even an option.I want to spend my time making a difference, thinking and acting and learning and teaching. About design, about life, about art, about philosophy…about everything visual and cultural. I really wish I had realized this earlier on in college, and not spent my entire freshman year feeling confused and pressured into majoring in something that I didn’t even care that much about. There are so many classes I wish I could take, so many opportunities I wish I could take advantage of. I just wish I had known how passionate I was about this stuff sooner. But now that I do know, I’m going to do something about it. Hopefully I’ll look back on these posts in one year, just about to graduate, and see that I’ve made real progress and I’m happy. And hopefully I’ll have plans for post-graduation! Haha.
I know I shouldn’t already be getting so dead set on my thesis, but I keep coming up with more and more ideas and books I want to read. I’m afraid to google it just in case someone has already written about this topic, but I really just want to know if it’s a valid topic, you know? I want to know if I should stop going or if I should continue doing my research and all that….
I just saw three books I’d really like to order, it looks SO interesting. I wonder if I’d ever even have time to read it…sigh. College life!