Not Against Interpretation

freuds couch

In my opening post, I posited that the deep pleasure of arts going is located in the meaning making process (and not solely in spectating/moment of reception). I want to use the next several posts to point to both historical and contemporary behaviors as a way to explain this concept and to engage with readers’ comments. In Art and Intimacy: How the Arts Began, evolutionary anthropologist Ellen … [Read more...]

Preamble

We-the-people

Welcome to We the Audience, and thank you for joining me in what I hope will be a rich and rigorous dialogue about the meaning and value of the arts in the live + digital era.  I appreciate this opportunity (thank you Doug McLennan) to be in a conversation with smart industry people who really care about ideas and about improving our cultural ecology.  I hope the benefit for my fellow AJ readers … [Read more...]