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In Pursuit of Beauty and Truth

Thursday, 01 December 2011 14:07 Published in Visual & Performance Arts

The idea that vision is superior to the other senses would explain the commonly held assumption that humans learn better through images, and that ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’. When a new technology that reproduced what the eyes see started to be developed in the nineteenth century, its impact was felt in distinct areas such as art, the social sciences and psychology.

Tupi or not to be

Sunday, 13 March 2011 20:56 Published in Popular culture

At least ever since Edward Said wrote Orientalism (1978), it has come to be commonly accepted that texts can create knowledge and that, over time, this knowledge produces discourses. Culture works through consent and this author suggests that European culture produced the Orient, through the accounts of travellers and colonizers, and through literature, by penetrating people’s imaginations with a certain representation of the oriental.