Posts Tagged: university

Artist Tristan ‘Dirk’ Stamm (’12) ponders the likelihood of producing perfection

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“There is no end or purpose to existence, only ceaseless creation and destruction, governed entirely by chance.” Stephen Greenblatt, paraphrasing Lucretius’ On the Nature of Things in The Swerve: How the World Became Modern The chance that a saguaro seedling will survive to adulthood is almost non-existent. First, the seed has to find its way into the shade of… Read more »

The Presence of Step

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  In walking, according to cultural theorist Paul Connerton, we constitute ourselves as a coherent organism. Walking is at once an act of organic self-unification and an act which builds up for us a coherent environment. Walking, for us all, demonstrates our total organism. Next time you walk, whether its 10 feet or 10 miles,… Read more »

Climbing Out of Technophobia

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I am pretty darn old and have had plenty of amazing physical journeys in this world. I have been stopped by gun-toting border patrols in Cote d’Ivoire and gotten lost backpacking along the “Lost Coast” of California. I swam with whale sharks in Western Australia and tracked snow leopards in the Himalayas. But I want… Read more »