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A Threshold to Unwelcome Homes: A Review of SJMA “The House Imaginary” Lunchtime Lecture

The uncanny and the abstract are concepts which haunt the familiar and mundane of life, creating nightmares from the known by causing it to become unknown. The San Jose┬áMuseum of Art became the vessel for exploration into the dark places of the home and the monsters of creation and imagination in Dr. Harris' Lunchtime Lecture:… Continue reading A Threshold to Unwelcome Homes: A Review of SJMA “The House Imaginary” Lunchtime Lecture

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Standing on the Edge: A Review of the Deep Humanities Fiery Afternoon Panel

The reason behind Victor Frankenstein's monstrous creation originates from his emotional response and reaction to the death of his mother and a will to prevent such tragedy from reoccurring. This is the original representation of algorithms being powered by emotional data, described by Mary Shelley two hundred years ago. In Panel 2 of the Deep… Continue reading Standing on the Edge: A Review of the Deep Humanities Fiery Afternoon Panel

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The Phantom Corpse

The human body is composed of a myriad of intricacies and defining traits of the individual, every one with the same basic functionality but never in complete similitude. Stripped of the skin which contours to the body or the hair that denotes a person's personality, however, a body becomes a specimen. The lack of these… Continue reading The Phantom Corpse

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The Bodies Underneath: A Review of “Frankenstein at the Ballet”

The concept of bodies pervades the entirety of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus, both living and dead, whole and fragmented. Dr. Ellen Peel, in her lecture "Frankenstein at the Ballet: Mary Shelley and Her 'Hideous Progeny,'" makes the connection between the imagined bodies written within the novel and the real bodies of the… Continue reading The Bodies Underneath: A Review of “Frankenstein at the Ballet”