Ethics, Æsthetics, Ecology, Education

Supplemental Application Procedure

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Supplemental Application Procedure: Eye and Mind

The name of the procedure refers to Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s last published essay, “Eye and Mind.”  See The Merleau-Ponty Aesthetics Reader: Philosophy and Painting (Northwestern University Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy), edited by Michael B. Smith, with an introduction by Galen A. Johnson (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1994), 121–149.

Challenge:  Select two of the images below, static or moving, and submit a critique for each of them.  One of the two must be written—350 words maximum—while the other can take a visual form or a mixed visual-verbal form.

What we're looking for:  Critical thinking, creativity, curiosity, acuity, nuance, sense-based intelligence, powers of extrapolation, and innovative combinations of aesthetic and socio-political critique.

The OICR Supplemental Application Procedure: Eye and Mind tests for creativity, critical thinking, sense-based intelligence, and the ability to combine aesthetic and socio-political critique in innovative ways.

Row 1, Image 1

Oliver Brodwolf and Florian Dombois, Sonification of Tohoku Earthquake, Japan

Row 1, Image 2

Guillermo Vargas Jiménez, Eres Lo Que Lees (You Are What You Read)

Row 1, Image 3

Annette Messenger, Articulated-Disarticulated

Row 2, Image 1

Sue Coe, Sheep of Fools

Row 2, Image 2

Keith Mayerson, Ode to Falling Man

Row 2, Image 3

Invisible Octopus

Row 3, Image 1

Xu Zhen, The Starving of Sudan

Row 3, Image 2

David Attenborough, Lyre Bird

Row 3, Image 3

Jake & Dinos Chapman, Insult to Injury

Row 4, Image 1

Atta Kim, ON-AIR Project "Eight Hours"

Row 4, Image 2

Patricia Piccinini, The Young Family

Row 4, Image 3

Hyperface pattern created to confound facial-recognition technology.  Photograph Credit: Adam Harvey