ELSEWHERE: Is It Art? Or Invasion Of Privacy?

Arne Svenson's recent photo exhibit raises, yet again, the age-old question of "What is art?" Svenson took photos of people living in the luxury condo across the street from his place without their knowledge or awareness -- or, as he put it, "[they] don’t know they are being photographed; I carefully shoot from the shadows of my home into theirs." While the photos don't reveal identities, his neighbors nevertheless feel like some sort line has been crossed. … [Read more...]

Can We Learn From Kids and Their Toys?

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Several weeks ago, my three-year-old began lugging around his most prized possessions -- a pair of sunglasses, a toy airplane, and some bits of jewelry, among other things -- everywhere he went. At first, it was all in a pouch that he filled nearly to the point of bursting, and now his "mess" (as he calls it rather accurately) resides in a plastic bin. The boy loves his stuff, and one of his favorite activities is carefully and methodically going through it all, organizing it into nice, neat … [Read more...]


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