I remember a couple of years ago, my tongue was dry and parched, I drank lots and lots of water but it was as if the water rolled right off my tongue and down my throat. My tongue still felt dry, like a sponge that has been sitting out in the sun- it didn’t absorbed any hydration from that water…still to this day I don’t know why, but since we’re
When I was an undergraduate music major, embodied learning—a focus on physical participation, attention to the ways in which my body affected my learning—was something I took for granted. In my weekly piano lessons, my teachers and I would work on my posture, my arm weight, and the tension I held in my hands, wrists, and shoulders. Sometimes we did yoga. In aural skills class, we sight-sang melodies and
André Skupin San Diego State University When: Friday, May 1, 2015, 12:30‐13:30 Where: Rm C415A, Concourse Level, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York In recent years, visualization has solidly established itself within the mainstream of contemporary society. From social media platforms to news outlets and academic publication channels, information is now routinely presented in highly engaging visual forms, often interactive and driven by live data. Whereas this
#Alt-Academy has just published a second cluster of essays focusing on innovative dissertation projects in its new section on graduate education. One of the essays is a collaboratively written piece by Cathy Davidson, Jade Davis, Gregory Donovan, Amanda Licastro, and Nick Sousanis, all of whom participated in last fall’s #remixthediss event. Don’t miss it!
My Art History and Its Meaning class toured Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic at the Brooklyn Museum last week. After viewing the exhibition we posed for a group portrait under one of Wiley’s paintings. We assumed poses inspired by works in the exhibition, which were, in turn, based on historic paintings and sculptures. By appropriating the poses, my students directly entered into this portraiture lineage!
In last week’s session on “Embodiment and the Classroom,” I briefly spoke about the lifelong importance of play after we had done two exercises that incorporated elements of play. Play is often used in K-12 education, yet often goes unconsidered and neglected in higher education. However, the benefits of play are not limited to those under the age of 18. I just came across this article by philosopher Stephen T. Asma
Hi all, In light of all of our wonderful (continuing!) discussions about affect and embodiment in the classroom, I thought folks might be interested in this. The study, published in Scientific Reports, shows that: “Using clever camera angles, virtual goggles and physical caresses, a team of researchers was able to make people feel as if they had an invisible body. Furthermore, feeling invisible reduced the anxiety brought on by standing
Today our Greek and Latin Roots class learned the Latin word salus, salutis meaning “health, well-being, greeting” from where English gets the word salutations! So SALVETE OMNES (hello everyone!)
1) The beach outside the cafeteria in Kingsborough CC 2) 2001 Oriental Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11235 3) 4) This is my favorite spot in Kingsborough Community College. I go here during every break in between classes, and just relax, catch up on some reading and finish some homework. Now that it’s getting warmer outside, I walk around the campus and enjoy the view, which never fails to amaze me!