Sunday, October 31, 2010

art and decay

How often has you art been taken out to the desert to be disposed of?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What a difference a small change to a novel's L.S. structure can make.

For anyone who is looking for a 'could have been otherwise and now is' book of fiction, check this out:

Celebrity Chekov

Its not a mash up.

some sites relevant to the restoration of artworks

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

'Living' Architecture

This post does not address artworks directly (unless one considers architecture to be artistic), however, I think that the applications that are spoken of in this video are interesting nonetheless.

ripped from the headlines!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

more on restoration

Look at this paper on the issue of preserving contemporary artworks:

The Artist's Sanction in Contemporary Art
Irvin, Sherri
Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, vol. 63, no. 4, pp. 315-326, Fall 2005


Saturday, October 23, 2010

reading on restoration

I know that you're hard at work on your papers, but we might get started on the possible metaphysical implications or presuppositions related to the restoration of artworks. To begin, read:

Art and Its Preservation
Author(s): David Carrier
The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Vol. 43 No. 3 (Spring, 1985), pp. 291-300

It's e-available.

We'll devote some of this week to more on of Rohrbaugh's argument against type-theory and to some of the problems facing musical perdurantism (4D-ism). This might be relevant:

Defending Musical Perdurantism
Caplan, Ben; Matheson, Carl
British Journal of Aesthetics, vol. 46, no. 1, pp. 59-69, January 2006

This is e-available too.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Paper Troubles

Ahoy, everyone.

I am having the same problem as Danny did with regards to the Dodd papier. Could someone kindly send me a copy?

Thank you any help


Friday, October 15, 2010

Dodd Reply - Rorhbaugh assigment

Thanks, I now have a copy of the Dodd article.


Dodd reply - Rohrbaugh assigment

Hi gang.

Would I be correct in assuming that the Dodd reply that we are to evaluate is contained in: "Time, Continuants and the Ontology of Music" British Journal of Aesthetics Vol44(4) pp 342-360?

I am having no luck in accessing this via e's keeps sending me back to the library log in page.

Does anybody have a copy of the article that you could send me at



Tuesday, October 12, 2010

first assignment

Due October 26, 2010

Write three to five pages on the following question. Define all technical terms the first time you use them.

What is Rohrbaugh’s modal rigidity argument against the type-theory of musical works? Present and evaluate Dodd’s response.

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Cliff Eyland and I are giving a presentation on some conceptual text art that we've made at the next 10x20x20 event, which will be held at 8 pm next Friday, Oct. 15, at the Park Theatre (698 Osborne St.). 10x20x20 consists of ten presenters drawn from the art and design/architecture communities talking about twenty slides each for twenty seconds a slide. So, each person's presentation is only six minutes and forty seconds long. If you want to know more, here's a link.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A couple of papers to read.

Take a look at these. They're both e-available from the library.

Title The Spoken Work
Author Alward, Peter
Source Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, vol. 62, no. 4, pp. 331-337, Fall 2004

Title Types, Continuants, and the Ontology of Music
Author Dodd, Julian
Source British Journal of Aesthetics, vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 342-360, October 2004

Happy Turkey!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Siging on

Good afternoon everybody.

I am just confirming that I successfully signed on.

Chat with you soon,