24 Apr 2020 | Curated News

Hemingway, Thoreau, Jefferson and the Virtues of a Good Long Walk | HuffPost Life

There are many problems and paradoxes to which walking is the solution. For instance: In our culture of overwork, burnout, and exhaustion, in which we're connected and distracted 24/7 from most things that are truly important in our lives, how do we tap into our creativity, our wisdom, our capacity for wonder, our well-being and our ability to connect with what we really value? Solvitur ambulando. Source: Hemingway, Thoreau, Jefferson and the Virtues of a Good Long Walk | HuffPost Life

01 Apr 2020 | Curated News

The Political Possibility of Sound. Interview with Salomé Voegelin   • Digicult | Digital Art, Design and Culture

What are the political potentials of listening? How does sound define the crossing of the territories of contemporaneity, of the differences in race, gender, social belonging? Salomé Voegelin continues her analysis on listening practices in her new book. Interview by Leandro Pisano Source: The Political Possibility of Sound. Interview with Salomé Voegelin   • Digicult | Digital Art, Design and Culture

28 Mar 2020 | Curated News

Open Call for Leonardo Journal: Music and Sound Art | Leonardo/ISAST

The editors of Leonardo are pleased to announce that beginning in 2021 we will publish 6 issues of Leonardo annually and elevate the visibility of music and sound art with yearlong inclusion. With this, we will be retiring Leonardo Music Journal as a separate publication after Volume 30, December 2020. Source: Open Call for Leonardo Journal: Music and Sound Art | Leonardo/ISAST

28 Mar 2020 | Curated News

A Journey Round my Room (1794 / 1871)

Xavier de Maistre's delightful parody of contemporary travel-writing written while under a six-week house-arrest in Turin. Source: A Journey Round my Room (1794 / 1871) – The Public Domain Review

18 Mar 2020 | Curated News

The art of walking – The Strand

In his famous essay, “Walking,” American poet, philosopher, and environmentalist Henry David Thoreau presents the simple act of walking as an art to be mastered. The type of walking Thoreau describes doesn’t serve the practical purpose of getting somewhere; rather, it enables one to engage in contemplation by taking refuge in the sacred space that wilderness represented for him. Source: The art of walking – The Strand