Lubbers intellectual profile

1. Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest.

Im a Senior this year planning on graduating next December but more likely it will be next may due to the amount of classes I wish to take. I am studying psychology and Studio Arts with an emphasis in ceramics but I consider my self more a sculptor than a ceramicist. Within my interest of psychology I have a passion for acoustical perception. I hope someday to possibly be doing research in this field, to be involve in acoustical engineering, and maybe teaching art at a high school level.

2. Describe an exhibition that you liked or found impressive. Tell us why. Please provide a link to a website, if possible.

I really enjoyed Jeanne Quinn’s exhibition “You are the Palace, You arethe forest” a part of the Overthrown show at the DAM Last spring. This piece really spoke to me about the beauty of symmetry, and simplicity. Hanging chandeliers of white porcelain glazed ceramics was the body of this piece.

3. Which books did you read of late (art, fiction, non-fiction)? Pick one and go into detail about it.

I don’t think that I have gotten the chance to read a full book in a long time. I have been really into audio books, specifically The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. It’s a fictional world of Chicago where wizards exists and the protagonist Harry Dresden works as A private eye on cases for usually a normal person that have supernatural problems, big problems! He works with other wizards, werewolves, faeries, vampires, and a spirt of individual who has live for many year in his own skull.

4. What are your main interests besides art?

My biggest interest besides art is sound, music I work at the UMC as the AV manager and Program Council as the Production Manager, particularly I love recording. Of traditionally rock as well as totally abstract soundscapes. I also have a passion for something a little strange, Statistics and math really. I love math I have no good reason or no particular area but i sure do love a good math problem.

5. Which blogs do you check regularly?

I don’t Im not a blogger, i don’t seam to really have the time.

6. Which cultural event has really impressed you lately? This can be a museum, a concert, or anything like that, but also a sports game (if you consider this a cultural event for which there are good reasons). Or anything I am not even thinking of … Again, tell us why.

This is tough, I think that  something that has impressed me was the release of Super Heavy’s new album. It was something that went really unnoticed that just sparked a huge interest in the idea of a super group (a band that is formed from other famous musicians) and how fame brings more fame. The new album became an amalgamation of the members own distinct genres that the artist previously worked in. Combined into something new. I think that this album marks the beginning of something new for music.

7. Please describe briefly an article in a newspaper or a magazine that got you thinking lately. Reading online is fine, and what you introduce here does not have to be about art. If the respective article is available online, please link to it!

Something that got me thinking lately was a retraction statement published in I think it was the Denver Post. I don’t really remember what the retraction was about, but it was about a rather large article (half page under a section heading) and the retraction statement was barely a paragraph. The content isn’t important but the thought that we we are asked to take back the lies that we have been said publicly if stated publicly, but when printed our reconciliation with the world, can be tucked away and hidden from view.

8. Please share with us a thought or an idea that really widened your intellectual horizon. Again, this must not be limited to the visual arts. If possible, give a source for this idea so that others know where to go to if they are interested.

I think that one thing that really influenced my intellectual world was something called the scale illusion. Since listening to it, I begun many thoughts and further investigation in the power of the brain decoding sound. If you are also willing to be creeped out and have some headphones handy listen to the virtual barber shop.

One Response

  1. howdy lubber, I am also studying psychology and studio art. Acoustic perception sounds really interesting. I am planning on becoming an art therapist, and I feel like i could use sound therapy at the same time. I dont have a lot of knowledge on the subject, other then like the obvious effects of intense music vs relaxing music. I would be interested in learning about some audio tactics to get people to open up.

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