The Arts

helenabmsmallEpisode 106: Helena Bassil-Morozow, a cultural philosopher, writer, and lecturer in media and communication at Glasgow Caledonian University on her latest book co-written with Luke Hockley ‘Jungian Film Studies: the Essential Guide’.
alvaNoeSmallEpisode 85: Alva Noë, a professor of philosophy at the University of California talks to us about his latest book Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature in which he explores what art is, why it matters and what it tells us about ourselves.
susanWrightSmallEpisode 35: Susan Wright, author of ‘Understanding creativity in early Childhood’ talks about her research regarding young children’s meaning-making and why the arts deserve a pre-eminent place in education and culture.
edCatmullSmallEpisode 32: Ed Catmull. President of Pixar and Disney Animation talks about his new book Creativity Inc., how one sets up the conditions in a work environment so that creativity might flourish, how this relates to the ‘Middle’ and why he joined the society.
stephen_batchelorSmallEpisode 7: Stephen Batchelor, the secular Buddhist author and scholar talks about his interest in photography and collage, how he sees art as an integrative practice and how he feels it relates to the Middle Way.
normaSmithSmallEpisode 2: Norma Smith In the first of a series of member profiles, retired art teacher Norma Smith talks about her life, why she became a member of the society, the middle way, the importance of art in her life, agnosticism, and the power of metaphor.

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