The World of Zapatero

My Teaching Philosophy

Taking Shape

Here's a track I was fooling around with this evening:  

Can imagination be measured?

Behold, the new multimillion-dollar effort to quantify what happens when you let your mind wander.

Try this: Picture a famous monument. Let’s say it’s the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. You’re directly in front of it and you can see the whole thing, or at least your version of it—sandals, robe, face, crown, torch. Now, rotate it so you see one side, then the rear, the other side, and now the front again.

Finished? Well done. You’ve just flexed your imagination — or at least one of the many cognitive processes that make it possible.

Imagination, that vast and scintillating internal fountain of all things strange and new, is now at the center of some exceptionally focused and well-financed academic work.

So what is “imagination,” exactly?

“At the most basic level, imagination is the mental representation of things that are not immediately present to your senses,” says Scott Barry Kaufman…

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(The title is a pun based on what I think the synthesizer in this track sounds like it's saying.)

On a Thursday, The Typist Dreams

As always, click "download" and enter zero as the price you'd like to pay, and the music is yours for free! (My favorite at the moment is "Unobtrusive Groove.")

En Plen Air

It was a beautiful day today, so I did some painting outside... I find that my paintings are a lot more when I paint outside... There's a lot more white space. By way of contrast, here's something I painted inside... Continue Reading →

Canada Highlights, Part Two

After our trip to Quebec City, my wife and I headed to Montreal, which is not quite as quaint as Quebec, but just as fun to visit.

Android Invasion: Second Wave

Second Wave, the long-awaited (by me) follow-up to Android Invasion's Life at the Pace of Objects is now available as a free download. Just enter zero as the amount when the site asks you to name your price.  

Canada Highlights, Part One

A few photos from my recent trip to Canada. These are from Quebec City, which my fellow blogger Fransi Weinstein promised would be a magical city, and it was!  

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