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Curator Quicklink Friday | 8.2.13

Our weekly round-up of our favorite reads

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Aerial Candy

Photographer Jakob Wagner specializes in wide-angle and aerial photographs, working both commercially and privately. Based in Dusseldorf, he travels

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Culture in a Box

In a few months, my best friend will be heading overseas to do missions work in a Middle

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#GrowCurator – A Word from Editor-in-Chief Aaron Belz

“Our mission is not just to make *The Curator* better but to challenge our own assumptions about what’s appropriate for Christian journals in general.”

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Curator Quicklink Friday | 7.26.13

A few of our favorite reads of the week

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Let’s Eat Paper

It may or may not have been lunchtime when I discovered this treat.

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#GrowCurator Campaign: Update 2 – Donation Perks

Below is a list of all the sweet perks you’ll get in return for donating to our #GrowCurator Campaign

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#GrowCurator Campaign: Donors

We owe a huge thank you to the following people for graciously donating resources to our grow campaign

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#GrowCurator Campaign: Update 1 – A Word From Managing Editor Meaghan Ritchey

We’ve proved that we know how to operate in a streamlined and lean manner, but we now have the desire to grow, and we need your help

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#GrowCurator Campaign: Introduction

We’re utterly convinced there are artists and geniuses out there scheming to astonish the rest of us, just for the pleasure of it, and they deserve more and better attention. With your help, The Curator can continue celebrating them.

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Curator Quicklink Friday | 7.19.13

D.H. Tracy and the Role of the Poet-Critic “I would guess that if you hired a left-brainiac economist

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On Artistry and Human Dignity

Artists create not only for the sheer joy of the creative act, but also to meet the challenge

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Curator Quicklink Friday | 7.12.13

This Violin is Worth $3.5 Million Why? Why do we see some things as precious and others as

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Art and Resistance in Istanbul

The relationship between Turkey and its public spaces has recently been personal, political, and  dramatic.  The Mural-Istanbul Festival,

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Can Song Lyrics Be Considered Poetry?

Or is that even a good question?

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Curator Quicklink Friday | 7.5.13

The New Theist “How William Lane Craig became Christian philosophy’s boldest apostle.” Nathan Schneider, Chronicle of Higher Education

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The Two Best “Cookbooks” You’ll Ever Own

What I wouldn’t give to have dinner with these two gentleman.

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The Artist’s Ambition

[W]hen all thought of your name is obliterated and all you want is the poem, to be the means wherein something of reality, perhaps even something of eternity, realizes itself. That is noble ambition.

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Does America Lack Sacred Space?

Does the institutional formlessness of American religious life degenerate its aesthetic influence?

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Imagination au Pouvoir!

To give up on the naïveté of romanticism would be to give up on a form of resistance

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A Surprising Source of Wisdom for Faith-Based Filmmakers

A politician calling us to make better films.

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On Doing Something Interesting

Marilynne Robinson wants you to impress her.

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Playing with Earth

Seasonal comparisons, human faces, and melting apocalyptic images are all ways artists and developers are using Google Maps and Google Earth.

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Urban Intervention

“The streets are the veins of a city. They gather, transport and transform our daily experiences and interactions. We can read a city by its streets, the same as we can read a sample of blood from a body.”

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A Patchwork Childhood

This recent fantastical work of Seoung Won Won captured my imagination. These landscapes, part of “My Age of Seven”, are

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Blockprinting with The School

I stumbled upon these great blockprinting photographs via Line x Shape x Color this morning and thought I’d

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When you mix creativity with education, you get SLÖJD.

There’s a new collaboration stirring in Los Angeles concerning educational reform, but the call of duty this time

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The Art of Art Collecting: Christy Tennant Krispin and Art Patronage

By sharing their personal art collection, Karl and Christy Tennant Krispin hope to encourage more thoughtful art patronage among people

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Tinker, Tamper, Strings and Dampers: the Prepared Pianos of HAUSCHKA and John Cage

discovered via The Avant/Garde Diaries   Hauschka – Noise is Music from The Avant/Garde Diaries on Vimeo. When

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Photographic Taxidermy by Andrew Zuckerman

via swissmiss. In 2007, NYC-based photographer Andrew Zuckerman released a compilation of photographs in a book titled CREATURE,

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When Legos and Robots Sync

via The Creators Project Here’s something I haven’t seen done with Legos yet–particularly the Lego Bionicles! Sound producer

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Handselecta’s Flip the Script

The snapshots of graffiti that are often seen on Tumblr or Instagram usually display drawings or stenciled sketches–the

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Risa Hirai’s Cookie Canvases

Over at NPR this morning I found a small story highlighting art student Risa Hirai‘s edible art–more specifically,

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Visualizing More Than 63,000 Cross-References in the Bible

Imagine charting the 63,779 cross-references within the Bible. The complexity of transposing such data sounds like an endeavor

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Ace Greenhorn’s Masterclass

Swissmiss blogged a few days ago about Ace Greenhorn‘s little educational start up in New York City. The

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Ghazal for Atlanta

A new poem by Amy McDaniel.

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Raising the Quality of Life

A quote popped up on Take Root last month that struck me like a hot whip of ethical

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Brightening Lives with Tiny Miracles

I learned this morning over at GOOD about a small neighborhood adjacent to the red light district in

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Calculated Distortion

I often think that there is not enough mingling of the sphere of mathematics with the sphere of

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The “Invisible Man” Makes a Conspicuous Appearance

Colossal reports that the Galerie Paris-Beijing has a new exhibition displaying the latest photo series by artist Liu

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Life Without Water in Lumberton, NM

“Life without water would be weird cuz people would start dying. Sum people would go crazy, and I would go crazy if there wasn’t water. There’d be no more Kool-aid or pop. The world would come to an end.”

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Arts Education and Technology Rock Our World

Children need to be educated, and they can and should be tested. But if the immediately measurable becomes the sole marker of a quality education, what might we lose?

ROW takes the long view, meaning the full rewards of this project will not come until much later. It reinforces artists and the arts as being a valuable part of, as well as a source of, community.

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In Defense of the Instageneration

Why shouldn’t good community exist online as well as offline? The main arguments against Instagram and social networks

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Strobes and Strokes with Pablo Picasso

In 1949, a freelance photographer for LIFE Magazine, Gjon Mili, paid a visit to Pablo Picasso in the South of

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A Renaissance of Local Goods

Instead of mass produced cotton t-shirts from Wal-Mart, this Christmas many folks are supporting local artisans. They want

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Illuminating the Renaissance

The New York Times ArtsBeat reports that at a Sotheby’s auction on Wednesday, the J. Paul Getty Museum

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The Art of Balance

“What I dream of is an art of balance” -Henri Matisse Colossal featured these photographs by Colorado-based artist, Michael Grab. 

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An Experiment in Mapping Chaos

Over at Colossal I spotted something seriously rad that took one of my favorite arcade games to a

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Moving Nudes

It’s been exactly one hundred years since Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 caused an upheaval

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The Shadow of God in Poland and the Czech Republic

Gabriela Mistral, a Nobel Prize winning Chilean poet, said “beauty…is the shadow of God on the universe.” We