I’m going to be in those Turrell pieces a-looonnnggg time.
For what is coming, you are going to need this article. Need as in you will need to do things with it for a grade so bookmark it, listen to it, explore it, and come to class to find out.
This is for all of you that feel that I give pop culture the shrift. Plus it’s just kind of fun to think about (hint: avoid judgement).
And finally, double-plus, it’s about one of the greatest and most influential bands that has ever played – not to mention one of my personal favorites. Every smart person should spend a little time with the Velvet Underground – it could change your life.
“Look on my works ye Mighty and Despair” Another way of saying that life ends and accomplishments fade. Which is really asking, “So, knowing this, how are you going to live your life?”
Something to ponder on this fine Fri morning.
There is your life … or there is the life you go and create. Whatever else you may think of this, he is experiencing something decidedly different, and maybe that is the question: do you want the life you have or do you want something different?
I love life. Look at this – issues of neuroscience, knowledge, knowing, self-identity. AND David Byrne!?!?!?!! Are you kidding me? Who put this together? This is ToK as it should be – weirdo musicians and ways of knowing.
The experiments look fascinating and I love the interdisciplinary thinking that Byrne is using, not unlike his band’s interdisciplinary sound (Talking Heads for those of you not in the know). Look at all the things a ToK experience can prep you for – it’s like being an explorer, just of the mind.
When Davis talks about the “cultural lineage” we are inheriting, I think of this kind of example – how a song, an artwork, became significant for constructions of race and gender. This little piece I think is like the beginning of ToK thinking. Listen to the included samples loud enough and you will see your parents dance.