Welcome to my Blog

Hello folks, This is my professional blog. If you haven’t seen already, this blog site was used for a previous English course of mine. I am a English Education Major with a minor in English as a Second Language. My goal is to be teaching high school English and ESL when I graduate from UWM. […]

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Rear View Mirror

Question 1: Leading up to Dada and Surrealism, what was the state of mind of citizens? The term “anti-art” often comes up in discussion as a pre-cursor to the movement. Perhaps a better question for the first question is, What defined art during this time? The pre-cursors to Dada and Surrealism were challenging arts boundaries. […]

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Spectacle and Disruption

In my discussion here on Society and the Spectacle, I will discuss the role of mass media and commodity culture. I found an interesting quote from our friends at Wikipedia about commodity and consumerism, “In a consumer society, social life is not about living, but about having; the spectacle uses the image to convey what […]

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Socio-Poetic Forms

Although there are many noteworthy quotes in McLuhan’s text, the quote that intrigues me most is: “The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village.” -Marshall McLuhan With new technologies, the entire world has become much more connected. No longer is something controversial happening in a small town in Africa or […]

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Dick Higgins – Fluxus Art

I will be analyzing Dick Higgins’s work Danger Music No. 12. Higgins, along with his partner, Fluxist artist Alison Knowles, created this event score. It reads “Write a thousand symphonies.”  Many of these Danger Music pieces were actually dangerous, often too dangerous to perform at times. Here are some other examples of danger music according to wikipedia, […]

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