Posts Tagged ‘discussion’

“Judging America” by Joel Pares

"Judging America" by Joel Pares

Stereotype is defined, in sociology, as “a simplified and standardized conception or image invested with special meaning and held in common by members of a group.” (dictionary.com), and the act of stereotyping is to cast someone in a stereotype (same source).  Since a stereotype is a simplified conception, it stands to reason that the sources […]


Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction… A Primer (of Sorts)

Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction...  A Primer (of Sorts)

You may want to grab a drink before you proceed.  This is a concept I’ve been exploring for over a year, and I do have a lot to say. “Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” is a text by Walter Benjamin that explores the loss of the aura of art in this age where […]