Meeting of minds, Tues. 2004 January 27th 1pm-3pm
Bahen Building, room 8256 (8th floor)
"Love is a better master than duty" -- Albert Einstein.
"The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions that have been hidden
by the answers" -- James Baldwin
This informal meeting is
to bring passionate people together
in an attempt to look at the broader intellectual landscape,
as well as the context in which we find ourselves, and perhaps to
think about a set of basic, personal questions.
- What am I passionate about?
- What do I most enjoy doing?
- What have I always wanted to try but had never gotten around to?
- How did I want to spend my time?
- In what sort of environment did I enjoy living?
- What kind of people did I like having around me?
- What kinds of hobbies did I enjoy?
- How far did I want to take them?
- Were there any that I would want to do constantly for a period of time?"
Here are some rough notes aimed at stimulating thought in that direction:
References and Notes:
- Passion versus professionalism: The need for
- Primordial soup: The advantages of
- An intellectual playground as a model
(Can we create an environment like this in the new Bahen building?)
- Sources of previously un-tapped funding:
A new technosocial awareness may open some new doors...
- Dissemination of interpassionary work
- International Symposium (conference): "ISIS", etc..
- Collaborations outside the university, e.g. tomorrow, Ghery's unveilling...
- Existimology (Existential Epistimology/Existential Education);
Playfulness at the nexus of research and teaching.
- GASTA: Gulak's Art Studio-Time Analogy
 The list of nine questions that appear above, together with the part of
the opening sentence beginning with the words "think about..." comes from
a story that predicts a future in the year 2010 where wearable computers
are used by almost everyone to mediate their day-to-day lives. For the
entire article, see