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The “selfie” – an aesthetic of realism – by Hugh Curnutt

THE Oxford Dictionary recently named selfie, the practice of taking and distributing a self-authored photograph of oneself using a smartphone, its word of the year for 2013. Invariably, the commentary that typically accompanies such a proclamation has bubbled up in order to assess, and in some cases decry, yet another media phenomenon brought about by a […]

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WiredJersey.com – A Dynamic Brand-New Student-Run News Site – by Steve McCarthy and Martin Halo

October 18 2013 Dear Neil: Thank you so much for asking me to give The Creative Research Center a peek into the back-story and an update on WiredJersey.com, a media collective of journalists, film-makers and tastemakers focused upon music, the arts, sports and culture in the Garden State that has flourished thanks to the hard […]

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An Undergraduate Theatre Major Reports from the Field: Montclair State’s Dave Osmundsen @ The Kennedy Center New Play Dramaturgy Intensive

Hailing from New Jersey, Dave Osmundsen is a senior at Montclair State University pursuing a BA in Theatre Studies and a Minor in Creative Writing. His MSU credits include assistant directing the department production of Stage Door in the fall of 2011, directing staged readings of The Last Sunday in June and Proof, acting in […]

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Highly Recommended: CRC Staff Picks from This Month’s “Virtual Mailbag”

[Our hardworking staff  continues to curate and build their list of new things worth reading on the Web — as well as in the analogue world. – Ed.]   Naomi S. Baron. Redefining Reading: The Impact of Digital Communication Media. PMLA, 128.1, January 2013.   Robert Darnton. The National Digital Public Library is Launched! The […]

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Three New Approaches to Pedagogy: AJ Kelton on Disruptive Learning Design & Kirk McDermid on The Helix as a Model for Learning & Cigdem Talgar on The Uses of Emerging Technology in the Classroom

[Over the past several months, the CRC has been in stimulating correspondence and informal communication with three thought-leaders at Montclair State University: AJ Kelton, Director of Emerging and Instructional Technology in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences; Cigdem Talgar, Acting Director of The Research Academy for University Learning and Editor-in-Chief of MSU’s first virtual […]

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Montclair State University Hosts The Second International Health Humanities Conference: Music, Health, and Humanity – by Brian Abrams, Conference Chair

From August 9th-11th, 2012, through a collaboration among the Colleges of the Arts, the Humanities and Social Sciences, and Education and Human Services, Montclair State University hosted the Second International Health Humanities Conference. The Health Humanities, a relatively new area, applies humanities disciplines (arts, literature, languages, law, history, philosophy, religion, etc.) to discourse about the […]

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Dance & the Human Spirit – Danceaturgs Reflect on the 2011-12 Repertory – by Marissa Aucoin, Elaine Gutierrez, Morgan Kelly & Colleen Lynch, with Ballet & Modern Studio Photography by Jessie Whelan

Breath was choreographed in 2011 by Fredrick Earl Mosley and set on dancers from Montclair State University’s Dance Department. Although the piece is fairly new compared to other pieces such as Opus 51, D-Man in the Waters and There is a Time, which also were performed in this year’s Works-A-Foot and DanceWorks, Breath has found […]

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Poetry is Dead. Long Live Poetry! Some Thoughts on Poetry in the American Public Sphere – by Susan B.A. Somers-Willett

Everybody knows that poetry is dead. We have a vision of its pine box, nailed shut. We may not have heard the funeral dirge or witness a dove marking the sky over its grave, but we know that it’s moldering down there somewhere, six feet under. Our collective American voice says poetry is some long-lost […]

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A Global Video Documentary Project – As Real as Today’s Headlines – Cosmopolis: 49 Waltzes for the World – by Roberta Friedman

Last November, I participated in an exhibition celebrating the 2012 centenary of the birth of American experimental composer John Cage. “Things Not Seen Before: A Tribute to John Cage” was organized by independent curator Jade Dellinger, who told me that the title of the show was inspired by a line from a letter he once […]

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Inspiring Interdisciplinary Art Historical Inquiry Throughout the Augustana College Community – by Catherine Carter Goebel, Paul A. Anderson Chair in the Arts; Professor and Chair of Art History; and Director, Centre for Whistler Criticism

Engaging students with original artwork is one of the joys of teaching art history.  However, orchestrating faculty, administrators, staff, and community — along with students — in collaborating through a vast pedagogical art history collection is a truly unique undertaking.  Following my appointment as the Paul A. Anderson Chair in the Arts, I pursued Paul’s […]

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Imagination in the Post-9/11 World: How Have We Changed? Diverse Voices & Visions from the Creative Research Center Symposium & An In-Depth Interview with Neil Baldwin Looking Back at the Symposium and Its Significance

[We are pleased to post a vibrant and eloquent video of the post-9/11 symposium; a video interview with CRC Director Neil Baldwin reflecting about the October 12, 2011 Symposium convened in Memorial Auditorium on the Montclair State University campus, photojournalism major Haylee Lenkey’s online article in the Montclarion, selected links [see below] to related media around the event; as well as transcripts of the  […]

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A 9/11 Bibliography – Media and Print in the Collections of the Harry A. Sprague Library, Montclair State University – Compiled for the CRC by Dr. Judith L. Hunt, Dean, and the Library Collections and Acquisitions Staff

9/11                                                                      DVD NO.3558 9/11 through Saudi Eyes                             VIDEOTAPE NO.6283 September 11                                                     DVD NO.47 Building on Ground Zero                              DVD NO.1893 Charlie Rose. Show #3028                          VIDEOTAPE NO.5926 Charlie Rose. Show #3029                          VIDEOTAPE NO.5927 Charlie Rose. Show #3064                          VIDEOTAPE NO.5928 Charlie Rose. Show #3093                           VIDEOTAPE NO.5929 Farenheit 9/11                                                   DVD NO.463 First Response                                                   VIDEOTAPE NO.5883 Hijacking catastrophe: 9/11, fear, & the […]

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Living in a Terrestrial Culture – Harry Haines on the post-9/11 world, new media, and the challenges facing today’s college students and their teachers

[Dr. Harry W. Haines is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Studies in the College of the Arts at Montclair State University, and serves as the head of a task force charged with developing the new CART School of Communication and Media Arts.  As of this writing, a formal proposal to establish the […]

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Creativity and Bridging – by Philip Barnard and Scott deLahunta

“Abstract art is only painting. And what’s so dramatic about that? There is no abstract art. One must always begin with something. Afterwards one can remove all semblance of reality; there is no longer any danger as the idea of the object has left an indelible imprint. It is the object which aroused the artist, […]

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