Tag Archives: 21st Century

2017: Huge Jelly Blobs

  From Live Science: Huge Jelly Blobs Spotted Off Norway Coast: What Are They? Giant, jelly-like blobs have been sighted off the western coast of Norway, but the identities of these mysterious objects have scientists stumped. The blobs are about … Continue reading

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2018: Gan Ainm

Helen O’Toole: Gan Ainm (2016-18); gan ainm is Irish for “without a name,” untitled.

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2000: Guardian

Klatle-bhi (Kwakwaka’wakw/Squamish): The Guardian; I had to guess on the date.

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2014: Is This Face Alive?

Using sets of morphed images created from animate (human) and inanimate (doll) faces, we found converging evidence across two studies showing that the motivation to connect with other people systematically alters the interpretation of the physical features that signal that … Continue reading

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2018: Is This the Face of God?

In order to measure people’s visualizations of God’s face, we used a nascent technique known as “reverse correlation.” In reverse correlation, a face is repeatedly and randomly overlaid with visual noise to create many pairs of contrasting faces. Participants see … Continue reading

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2009: A Country Dentist

Participants were 40 Canadian-born psychology undergraduates (29 females and 11 males). They were randomly assigned to one of two experimental conditions. In the meaning-threat condition, participants read an absurd short story called ‘‘The Country Dentist.’’ The story is a modified … Continue reading

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1943: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Dorothea Tanning: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (1943) Artspeak If Art would only talk it would, at last, reveal itself for what it is, what we all burn to know. As for our certainties, it would fetch a dry yawn then take … Continue reading

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