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News &Poetry | 02 Apr 2013

The Idea of Maintaining Symmetry Seems Romantic

New York Times – Haiku -Serendipitous Poetry A collection of poetry algorithmically extracted from New York Times articles and selected by Times editors. Whimsy is not a quality we usually associate with computer programs. We tend to think of software in terms of the function it fulfills. For example, a spreadsheet helps us do our […]

News | 11 Sep 2011

The Decade

9/11 State of Mind

Art & Design &News | 10 Sep 2011

Reclaiming a Moment

Magazine Covers on a Topic Known All Too Well Choosing the right magazine cover is a challenge in any ordinary week. But capturing the right sentiments surrounding the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks presented questions more fraught and delicate than most. How could editors make their magazines distinctive without being distasteful, evocative yet […]

News | 22 Aug 2011

Towards a Civil Society

Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.  —  Vaclav Havel  The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own […]

News | 30 Sep 2010

Four Decades of Art

In the past century, imaginative writers have grown more and more conscious of the darker levels to which human beings can descend, yet their art remains answerable to “what should be’ as well as to ‘things as they are.’ Activists have different priorities than artists do, but they, too, are forced to acknowledge the prevalence […]

News &Photography | 30 Mar 2010

Ansel Adams:The Mural Project

In 1941, Ansel Adams was commissioned for a special project. Harold Ickes, secretary of the interior at the time (i.e., the federal department responsible for the management of federal land), asked the photographer to produce large-format murals of areas controlled by the department. The project was cut short with the attack on Pearl Harbor, and […]

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