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John Cage’s Experimental Painting about Chess

In 1944, experimental musician John Cage produced an artwork for the “Imagery of Chess” exhibition exploring influential artist Marcel Duchamp’s interest in the game. Cage’s artwork, entitled Chess Pieces, is a painting depicting 64 light and dark squares (in the pattern of a chessboard), with a series of light and dark lines superimposed on top.Continue reading “John Cage’s Experimental Painting about Chess”

The Responsibility of Teachers and Intellectuals

What responsibility do intellectuals and teachers have to their community? As I finish up my Master’s degree and search for teachings jobs at community colleges across the country, this is something that’s been on my mind. To what activities should I devote my attention as an aspiring teacher/intellectual myself in the coming decades? In theContinue reading “The Responsibility of Teachers and Intellectuals”