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Webpage change: after appropriate culling of duplicates and vestigial pages, web content is being transferred to: 
This can also be accessed indirectly from my University web site:

Please be patient and do not hesitate to communicate what you like (or do not) about the new (hopefully more intuitive) interface . . . and what you would like to see transferred sooner than later.   In this project -- as the parts change and the whole changes with them -- we can more fully experience the truth of past class epigraphs:


Every year our Art & Organism Seminar has a different course epigraph:


     “Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot see physically with his eyes….Abstract art enables the artist to perceive beyond the tangible, to extract the infinite out of the finite. It is the emancipation of the mind. It is an exploration into unknown areas.” (Arshile Gorky)




 “Parts and wholes evolve in consequence of their relationship, and the relationship itself evolves. These are the properties of things that we call dialectical: that one thing cannot exist without the other, that one acquires its properties from its relation to the other, that the properties of both evolve as a consequence of their interpenetration.” (Levins and Lewontin 1985:3)​​​​​​​ 



“The connectedness of things is what the educator contemplates to the limit of his capacity.  No human capacity is great enough to permit a vision of the world as simple, but if the educator does not aim at the vision no one else will, and the consequences are dire when no one does. . . .  The student who can begin early in life to think of things as connected, even if he revises his view with every succeeding year, has begun the life of learning.”  (Mark Van Doren)​​​​​​​ 

last update: last update: Oct 20, 2018


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