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Four Ways Of Seeing: Art Looks At Science, And Vice Versa, Peter Adams Jun 2008

Four Ways Of Seeing: Art Looks At Science, And Vice Versa, Peter Adams

Peter C.S. Adams

From the mythmaking of primitive cave painters and the rigorous observations of Renaissance painters sprang the two great ways of seeing the world: science and art. Until modern times, the two were often at odds, as each felt the other was trying to stifle it and dominate the conversation. But as the left and right hemispheres of the brain represent rationality and creativity and cannot function normally without massive interconnectedness, so can science and art only give us a complete picture of our world by working together. This paper will explore various ways in which science and art have interacted.


Honey Bees: A History, Tammy Horn Apr 2008

Honey Bees: A History, Tammy Horn

Tammy Horn

Long known as the angels of agriculture, honey bees have received global attention due to losses attributed to a combination of factors: Colony Collapse Disorder, mites, deforestation and industrial agriculture. Honey bees provide pollination for crops, orchards and flowers; honey and wax for cosmetics, food and medicinal-religious objects; and inspiration to artists, architects and scientists.


Coal Country Beeworks: An Experiment In Apiforestation, Tammy Horn Dec 2007

Coal Country Beeworks: An Experiment In Apiforestation, Tammy Horn

Tammy Horn

The Coal Country Beeworks promotes a fundamental principle: diverse economies depend on diverse landscapes. In order for the colonial status of Appalachia to change, the unique mesophytic forests that existed prior to mining need to be reestablished so local people can be beekeepers, honey producers, queen rearers,scientists, etc. In this way,the two-tier economy that has defined Appalachia for the past hundred years can be diversified.


Túvole Que Pasar Lo Que Pasole. Textualidad Y Autoría En Pasión De Historia De Ana Lydia Vega., Luis Cano Dec 2007

Túvole Que Pasar Lo Que Pasole. Textualidad Y Autoría En Pasión De Historia De Ana Lydia Vega., Luis Cano

Luis C. Cano

El presente artículo examina la forma en que Ana Lydia Vega evalúa la responsabilidad social del autor y de su obra en el contexto de la narrativa detectivesca. Incorporando en su texto dos vías de reflexión teóricas –el estructuralismo y los estudios culturales–, la escritora puertorriqueña plantea una posible vía para la elaboración de un proyecto ética y estéticamente responsable en la producción literaria hispanoamericana.