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Valeria Luiselli, Greg Grandin, and the Pioneer Myth - The Atlantic
"Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli Knopf The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America by Greg Grandin Metropolitan "
books  review  frontier  american-studies  myths 
17 days ago by tsuomela
Die Hard and Fairy Tales | Tor.com
"Contact with magic in an initiation myth may be terrifying and bloody, but it leads to power, grace, and a cool new sword. Level up! Contact with magic in fairy tales, on the other hand, does not necessarily ennoble. There are Cinderellas, sure, but just as often survivors escape with nothing but their own skin and the knowledge they almost lost it. To use a framework I’ve employed earlier—myths are badass. Fairy tales are hard core. Or to put it another way: in our modern understanding, Campbellian myths are about knowledge, while fairy tales are about metis."
fairy-tale  myths  mythology  power  knowledge  metis 
february 2014 by tsuomela
Neverending stories
"The Irresistible Fairy Tale: The Cultural and Social History of a Genre By Jack Zipes (Princeton, £19.95) Grimm Tales: For Young and Old By Philip Pullman (Penguin Classics, £20) Long Ago and Far Away: Eight Traditional Fairy Tales Introduction by Marina Warner (Hesperus Press, £10)"
books  review  fairy-tale  story-telling  narrative  myths 
october 2012 by tsuomela
10 Myths About Introverts | CarlKingdom.com :: Writer. Director. Artist.
"So here are a few common misconceptions about Introverts (not taken directly from the book, but based on my own life experience):"
introvert  psychology  behavior  personality  myths  shyness  from delicious
april 2012 by tsuomela
The Surprising Online Life of Legends - PageView - The Chronicle of Higher Education
"Dating from centuries before an Internet became available, the “legend trip” is a ritualized quest in which participants explore legends of supernatural events and test their truth by trying to make them come alive in the here and now.

How? By rehearsing the rituals by, for example, visiting sites of legends of the supernatural, and engaging there in the incantations, invocations, or other hocus-pocus that will supposedly conjure up some esoteric spirit or force.

Legend trips are, then, collective dares—trips to haunted houses, barns, or abandoned asylums, say—that often frighten the daylights out of participants, who usually are teenagers eager for the thrill, and thus prone to credulity."
book  review  legend  mythology  myths  online  internet  folktale  folklore  chaos 
august 2011 by tsuomela
5 Myths About the 'Information Age' - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
"5. "The future is digital." True enough, but misleading. In 10, 20, or 50 years, the information environment will be overwhelmingly digital, but the prevalence of electronic communication does not mean that printed material will cease to be important. Research in the relatively new discipline of book history has demonstrated that new modes of communication do not displace old ones, at least not in the short run. Manuscript publishing actually expanded after Gutenberg and continued to thrive for the next three centuries. Radio did not destroy the newspaper
information  myths  libraries  education  technology  information-science  digital 
april 2011 by tsuomela
Why the "lazy jobless" myth persists - Unemployment - Salon.com
First, there's what psychologists call the Just-World Fallacy -- the tendency to believe the world is inherently fair. This delusion is embedded in our pervasive up-by-the-bootstraps, everyone-can-be-a-millionaire catechism.
Narcissism is also a factor. In a nation that typically dehumanizes the destitute Other with epithets like "welfare queen" and "white trash," our self-centered culture leads the slightly less destitute to ascribe their own relative success exclusively to superhuman greatness.
Finally, there's raw fear -- arguably more powerful than even arrogance.
economics  crisis  recession  unemployment  myths  psychology  bias  cognition 
december 2010 by tsuomela
EnlightenNext - Evolutionary Enlightenment, Awakening Consciousness
EnlightenNext is dedicated to catalyzing evolution in consciousness and culture. We strive to be leaders, examples, and pathfinders in the emerging field of integral and evolutionary spirituality, and to stand for the ultimate relevance of spiritual enlightenment in our time. Through our integrated annual cycle of programs and events and our award-winning publications, we are awakening, connecting, and cultivating a global movement of “evolutionaries”—individuals who feel personally responsible for creating the future.
magazine  evolution  enlightenment  myths  story  consciousness  integral 
february 2010 by tsuomela
'Anyone could paint that' and 7 other myths about art | csmonitor.com
Myths: reproductions or online viewing is accurate, a lot of discussion = good, anything can be art, value is completely subjective, i don't know enough to talk about it, anyone could do that, elitism rules the art world, most artists are 'ahead of their time'
modern-art  art  aesthetics  myths 
august 2009 by tsuomela

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