Something fun and historic

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.

via 800 Copies: Meet The World’s Most Obsessive Fan Of ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico’ : The Record : NPR

These are a few of my favorite things

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.

via David Byrne’s Theatrical Thought Experiment in Silicon Valley | The Do List | KQED Arts

Cultural Lineage

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.

via ‘Respect’ Wasn’t A Feminist Anthem Until Aretha Franklin Made It One : NPR