File puptcrit/puptcrit.0811, message 153

Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 21:52:50 -0500
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Datastan meets Storyland

Yes, thank you Mathieu and Randy for the link.

In further response to this excerpt from the article:

"If our higher purpose is to develop societies grounded in  
possibility, compassion, and
connection, we need to deepen our ability to imagine these things, and  
there is no more
powerful way to do that than by making art that rehearses the future  
we wish to help into

In trying to protect our children (or ourselves) from seeing the scary  
things, the evil things, the oppression and monsters, we're also not  
allowing them to see how we imagine those terrible things to be  

On Nov 11, 2008, at 7:40 PM, Mathieu René wrote:

> THanks Charles, for telling us about the article again.
> I had missed it the first time.
> Here's the link again (From Randy Ross), for those who would like to  
> read
> the fascinating 13 page article, in PDF format.
> By the way, Randy was the first one to bring up the Cheap Art  
> manifesto in
> this conversation.
> I just mentionned I also had it on my wall.
> My favorite part so far, and I'm not even halfway through reading  
> it, is:
> "making art that rehearses the future we wish to help into being".
> The text so far is sending shivers down my spine, and it's not just  
> because
> the appartement is still chilly while it's heating up as I turned on  
> the
> heaters for the first time of the season.
> It's making me re-evaluate my ways of looking at what I'm doing, and  
> how I
> see my existence and myt choices. I'm very intellectual and  
> technical in my
> approaches, and I admit it's much more reassuring to think about the  
> world
> in terms of scientific methods and proven techniques. And yet, i'm  
> very
> chaotic and sensisive, which you can guess causes a lot of confusion  
> in me
> and my environment!
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