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28 DECEMBER 2015

What is art for?

"Alain de Botton gives his top five reasons why art is such a vital force for humanity. Are we wrong to like pretty pictures? Why is some art painful to look at? Can art heal your feelings of urban alienation? Relax, watch and find out."

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Alain de Botton • animated guide • animated presentationartart and designart appreciationart galleryartworkscelebrity culturecontemporary artcorrectionfine art • hopefulness • human condition • meaning of art • pretty things • visual artwork of artyellow

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Simon Perkins
03 OCTOBER 2014

Arnold Berleant: engagement as the participatory alternative to the aesthetic concept of disinterestedness

"Berleant (1991) proposes the explanatory concept of engagement as the participatory alternative to the aesthetic concept of disinterestedness and illustrates throughout his work the essentially participatory nature of appreciating art, nature, and the human built environment. Some forms of participation are overt in nature and require people to physically interact with the artwork – e.g. an artwork may require people to physically interaction in order to experience the artwork. Yet, Berleant argues, even more 'traditional' artworks require participatory engagement in that they are realized in the reciprocal relation between person and artwork. When we are immersed in aesthetic appreciation of an artwork, e.g. a painting, it is a process of participatory engagement in which we may imaginatively enter and explore the space of the painting. Moreover, engagement, according to Berleant, unfolds within a complex field of forces – the aesthetic field - that shape peoples experience Berleant (1970)"

(Christian Dindler and Peter Dalsgaard, 2009, p.2-3)

Berleant, A. (1991). 'Art and Engagement', Temple University Press, Philadelphia.
Berleant, A. (1970). 'The Aesthetic Field', CC Thomas, Springfield, Ill.

Dindler, C. and P. Dalsgaard (2009). "Peepholes as Means of Engagement in Interaction Design". Nordes 2009 - Engaging Artifacts. Oslo, Norge, Nordes – Nordic Design Research.

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2009 • aesthetic appreciation • aesthetic disinterestedness • aesthetic encounters • aesthetic engagement • aesthetic enquiry • aesthetic field • aesthetic of disinterestedness • aesthetic perception • aestheticsArnold Berleantart appreciationart objectartworks • Christian Dindler • Classical arts • contemporary artexplanatory concept of engagementimmersive experience • Nordic Design Research • participatory engagement • Peter Dalsgaard • physical interaction • traditional aesthetics

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Simon Perkins
11 JANUARY 2012

Engagement Commons: A new tool to empower civic engagement

"With the explosion of open data, we've seen a proliferation of civic software aiming to get community information on everything from road closures to restaurant inspections into people's hands.

The apps have great potential for engaging people in improving their communities. But often the people closest to the data – city leaders and staffers – have a difficult time finding and weeding through all the software to determine what's right for both their needs and their community.

That's why we're building Engagement Commons, a comprehensive catalogue of civic engagement software. It's a project of Civic Commons, funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's Technology for Engagement Initiative, which funds projects that use technology to inspire on–the–ground action."

(Nick Grossman, Civic Commons Executive Director, 11 January 2012)

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2012appapplicationart appreciation • art creation • Bostoncity • city leaders • Civic Commons • civic engagementcivic softwarecommonscommunity • community information on everything • discover art • editable catalogue • empowerment • Engagement Commons • find a tool • improve the community • non-emergency • on-the-ground actionopen dataPhiladelphia • proliferation of civic software • Public Art App • restaurant inspection • road closure • San FranciscoSeattle • SeeClickFix • software catalogue • Technology for Engagement Initiative • technology to inspire • toolwiki

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Simon Perkins
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