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M.F.A Abstraction, Crapstraction, Dropcloth Abstraction or Zombie Abstraction? Recommended Reading #2

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Recommended Reading #2
(What is this? See last week's post.)

#1.
If you haven't seen this series of videos, they're a great learning/teaching resource on the painting techniques of the Abstract Expressionists--specifically Pollock, Newman, Rothko, Reinhardt and Kline--by Corey d'Augustine of The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

#2.
Ian Bogost's blog. Read about object-oriented ontology. (Thanks for the recommendation, Jamie Zigelbaum.)

#3.
Socrates' fear of writing, as explained in Phaedrus. (This came up in a conversation I had about our fear of new technology--particularly technology which attempts to record everything, such as Google Glass.)

#4.
More on banning laptops in the classroom

#5.
Even if you don't agree, worth reading: Jerry Saltz on new abstract painting. Mentions the work of Lucien Smith, Oscar Murillo, Josh Smith, Leo Gabin, and David Ostrowski, among others.