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#ReadingList – Be the worst you can be

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About: Charles Saatchi is a man with strong opinions on everything from movies to morals, superstition to suicide, and in this book he answers nearly 300 questions from readers and journalists, offering much for everyone to reflect on.

 

Available on: Amazon.co.uk

#ReadingList – The Concept of Participation 

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Summary:
Participation is a concept that is being used in a wide variety of fields,and that has obtained an evenly wide range of meanings. This article attempts first to ground participation in democratic theory, which allows introducing the distinction between minimalist and maximalist forms of participation. In the second part of the article, a broad defnition of the political will be used to transcend to logics of institutionalized politics, and to emphasize that the distribution of power in society is a dimension of the social that permeates every possible societal field. Both discussions are used to describe the key characteristics of participation, and to increase the concept’s theoretical  foundation. The article then zooms in on one of these characteristics, namely the difference between access, interaction and participation, as this distinction allows further sharpening the key meanings attributed to participation as a political process where the actors involved in decision-making processes are positioned towards each other through power relationships that are (to an extent) egalitarian.

 

Keywords:
Participatory theory, democratic theory, political, power, access, interaction, contingency

 

 

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#Quotes

“Creativity” is one of those grab-bag terms, like “happiness” and “love,” that can mean so many things it runs the risk of meaning nothing at all. And yet some of history’s greatest minds have attempted to capture, explain, describe, itemize, and dissect the nature of creativity. After similar omnibi of cultural icons’ most beautiful and articulate definitions of art, of science, and of love, here comes one of creativity. – Brain Pickings

İnternet üzerinde tek bir müze: Google Art Project

İnternet üzerinde tek bir müze: Google Art Project

Dünyanın en tanınmış sanat eserlerini tek bir çatı altında toplayıp inanılmaz bir çözünürlükle sunan Google Art Project, fırça darbelerine yönelik yeni bir tiryakilik başlatacak gibi görünüyor. Keyifle keşfedin. // (Available only in Turkish)