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The rise of collaborative Music

Music, like other creative artistic domains, is generally associated with virtuosi – extraordinary individuals gifted with mystic genius to enthrall our hearts. Like Beethoven, Mozart, Snoop Dogg! Not anymore (for reasons I explain in another upcoming post). Music is becoming collaborative. It is no longer a solitary enterprise, but teamwork where more and more artists […]

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The Tragic Arcs of Turkish Soap Operas

My hypothesis is that we can say a lot about a culture by analyzing its popular tales. These tales reflect the dominant views of about life and its twists and turns. Some cultures have a brighter view while others dim. This collective zeitgeist is reflected in popular culture. We (I, Selcan Mutgan, Guanghui Pan, Abbas […]

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“The villainy you teach me …”

The Merchant of Venice – Act III, Scene I SALARINO: Why, I am sure if he forfeit, thou wilt not take his flesh! What’s that good for? SHYLOCK: To bait fish withal; if it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge. He hath disgraced me and hindered me half a million, laughed at […]

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The Cultural Geography of the UFOs

Cultural geography is a subfield of human geography which focuses on the study of cultural norms and their variations across and relations to spaces and places. Among other topics, it examines how cultural practices (like festivals, rituals, and daily activities) and norms (like beliefs, values, and behaviors) vary across different regions. I map an interesting […]

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Music in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

  In 1935, philosopher Walter Benjamin explored the transformative dynamics of art in his seminal essay, “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.” Central to his argue is the notion of ‘aura‘—an intrinsic essence tethering artworks to their unique time and place of origin. While a classical fresco or symphony is imbued […]

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Contextualizing Deaths in Israeli–Palestinian Conflict

Every death is tragic; civilian deaths are more tragic; women and children’s deaths are the most tragic. No one should go through the trauma of losing their loved ones – male or female, child or adult! No matter who they are; an unjust loss of life is, must be a universal tragedy! What unfolded in […]