Monthly Archives: October 2017

How use of color in Spotlight amplifies theme

I’m showing Spotlight in my political science class this week and next. We don’t have a lot of time to talk about the press in our course, but I wanted to work in some reflection on the place of news … Continue reading

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A little baseball trivia?

My husband and I were talking in passing about the World Series last night. Although I no longer really follow baseball, I was a big fan as a kid. When I noticed the game on TV, I wondered aloud if … Continue reading

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Functionality in search of purpose

Although I’ve noticed this item in the corner of a classroom I teach in this quarter, I never looked closely at it until today, when it was in a slightly different location. I almost didn’t recognize what it was. That’s … Continue reading

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Remember the Berlin Airlift? Why can’t we do that for Puerto Rico?

I know it’s probably naive and presumptuous of me to assume that America’s leaders haven’t thought of this already and dismissed it for good reason. But why haven’t we done something like the Berlin Airlift for Puerto Rico? We kept … Continue reading

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Knot Art – How one artist developed a daily creative practice

I love this article in today’s Co. Design, “How An Apple Alum Found Her True Calling–In Knots.” Windy Chien, a former producer at Apple’s iTunes, is now an artist who creates hanging textile art, jewelry and lights from complex macrame … Continue reading

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Architectural Correspondence

A random thought as I looked across the street while waiting for the light. MSOE’s Campus Center was once the Blatz Brewing Bottle House. Doesn’t that row of vertical stone columns rounding the corner look a bit like a string … Continue reading

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Pedestrian Sidewalk Canopy

Looks like they’re getting ready to do some repair work on the German-English Academy Building. I was struck this afternoon by the crisscrossed geometry of shadow and scaffolding (hence the pic 🙂 )

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