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Aesthetics for Birds

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Aesthetics for Birds is a blog that was started by University of Houston philosophy professor Christy Mag Uidhar in 2013 and is currently run by SUNY Buffalo philosophy professor Alex King. Aesthetics for Birds is designed to "bring people working in aesthetics and philosophy of art together with each other, as well as with artists, the art world, and others in philosophy and the academy." The blog frequently features ruminations about issues at the intersections of art, popular culture, and philosophy. For example, a recent blog post authored by Boston University philosophy professor Daniel Star reflects on the popularity of the #nofilter hashtag on Instagram and how the era of smartphone cameras and social media has shaped ideas about photography. The blog also features the series "100x100x100" or "100 Philosophers 100 Artworks 100 Words," which invites philosophers to select an artwork to write about. As of this write-up, 67 philosophers have been featured in this series. Aesthetics for Birds also features interviews and regular "artworld roundtables" that incorporate contributions from multiple philosophers on a particular topic from the worlds of art and philosophy.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-04-27
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2018/0427

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