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Arts & Entertainment with Chris & Randall

Jan 28, 2021

Chris and Randall discuss the art and entertainment of the Bernie Sanders Mittens meme.

Topics discussed:

the art of photography
political cartoons
Thomas Nast
Che Guevara
Heroic Guerrilla Fighter
Shepard Fairey's Hope
Howard Dean Scream
JibJab's "This Land"
"Crush on Obama"
Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney....

Jan 22, 2021

ep39: Favorite childhood toys or the aesthetics of toys

Chris and Randall discuss the aesthetics of toys through the lens of their favorite childhood toys.

MIT paper on toy design which incorporates Piaget's stages of development

Wikipedia's toy article

Jan 14, 2021

ep38: What makes some art timeless?

Chris and Randall ponder what allows some art to stand the test of time.

Topics discussed:
Ozymandias (poem)
Is it easier for some art forms to stand the test of time than others?
Roman statuary
Greek mythology
avant garde art
Arnold Schoenberg

Jan 7, 2021

Chris and Randall ask, does your social class influence the art you appreciate?

Randall's four characteristics of rich-people art:

1) Not mass produced
2) Not popular
3) Have a pedigree proving its worth such as it was once popular
4) Timelessness

Topics discussed include:

the symphony