Matthew Day Jackson, 2008
I had a pleasant surprise at our Apple blogging panel last week, when my friend Christopher Reiger of Hungry Hyaena dropped by. He's posted a thoughtful response to some issues we touched on very lightly in the panel.
Like Brian and I, Christopher was a little disappointed that the panel didn't delve into the philosophy of science blogging, or examine whether blogging helps us interlink magisteria that are normally discrete. (I happen to think it does, which is why I blog). Of course if we had gone there, it probably would have been a much longer, more esoteric panel - as Christopher's post attests.
Gould considered art and philosophy magisteria unto themselves, but, unlike religion and science, each overlaps the other. . . Whereas Gould posits that the magisteria of religion and science are nonoverlapping, I would argue that, where their circles meet, the membrane is permeable. This bleeding of one into the other represents the pinnacle of art and philosophy.
As Christopher also squeezes a quote from me, some rocking art by Matthew Day Jackson, and a (wholly coincidental with my last post) reference to Buckminster Fuller into his essay, I pretty much have to link it here.
One more note - between the panel and my visit to evolution, I also finally made it to see Christopher's art, which I blogged about previously, in the last week of his show at Denise Bibro gallery. It was even more impressive than I'd expected. I covet "the wildlings come to feed" pretty darn bad! I'm sorry if I raised your expectations of the panel too high, Christopher - but you didn't disappoint mine.
More of Christopher's art here.
Thanks, Jessica. I'm glad you liked the work at Bibro. "Wilidings..." was actually selected by the Albright-Knox Museum (and Gallery), in Buffalo, New York, for a year-long show of emerging artists.
Like Brian and I, Christopher was a little disappointed that the panel didn't delve into the philosophy of science blogging, or examine whether blogging helps us interlink magisteria that are normally discrete.
BioE, you are the poster child for interlinking fucking magisteria!