Category archives for Art

It was an unexpected journey, from the George W. Bush Shake, the Barack Obama Hug to the Harlem Shake. Appreciation from the President of the United States is one of the highest honors any American can receive. No, it wasn’t me, but the best part is that it was one of our students. I have…

Real Men Don’t Love Newsies

Actor Jeremy Jordan signs my daughter’s program, as I stand crushed amongst hundreds of Newsies fans standing on tip toe begging for his attention (author’s photograph.) Don’t judge me, ok? My daughter and I shared Father’s day this year taking in the buoyant raucous joy of Newsies on Broadway. Real men don’t love Newsies, right?…

Liberate your Shoelaces, Flexagons!

Ads of the World. Can business cards evoke creativity, spark interest? Standard business cards seem outdated, dull, uninspiring. Liberate your shoelaces, your flexagons!

Air Guitar, Now Couch Guitar!

“Air guitar” has taken on almost cult status in some circles. How about “couch guitar”?

Whitney Houston’s Legacy, A Life Too Short

Photo source. Such sad news today – Whitney Houston died at the young age of 48. I have always enjoyed, and admired, her soaring soulful voice. What will her legacy be?

Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestine’s President Abbas gave back to back speeches last Friday at the United Nations General Assembly, a highly controversial event with Palestine’s bid for formal recognition. As a scientist, such matters are far too complex for me, as they are embedded with layers of subtlety and inscrutable politics. I am…

An Orally Gifted Artist

Sheril Kirshenbaum has studied why we kiss and what happens biologically. One artist, Natalie Irish, has taken this to a whole new level.

Beauty can be everlasting, ephemeral {internet sensations} and above all else, in the eye of the beholder. Poets and artists have explored this mystery for centuries, but can science reveal new insights?

Detonate a Love Grenade

Love can be explosive. This may be a bit much, or it may be just right.

This is a guest post by Prof. Robin Landa, Distinguished Professor, Robert Busch School of Design at Kean University and author of “Advertising by Design: Generating and Designing Creative Ideas Across Media.” Natural movement is a matter of survival for animals. We rely heavily on natural movement to go about our daily lives–whether it is…