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Elastic Emotional Residue

David Boles: Human Meme

Release Date: 09/19/2019

Knowing by Mistake show art Knowing by Mistake

David Boles: Human Meme

We don't need to know better; we need to know differently. We must always be aware of challenging our past experiences against a future memory in amber. Do we really know everything required to live a prescient life? Or do we need to release what holds us back from learning something new? Have we yet to learn the correct, existential, pronunciation of Worcestershire sauce?

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The Bookstore show art The Bookstore

David Boles: Human Meme

Reading used to mean something of value was exchanged for the experience. Today, a book is but a memory of what it once meant to huddle your mind in a safe haven against a toxic sea.

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The Abused Child show art The Abused Child

David Boles: Human Meme

All children deserve our protection. Our children are abused every day by overeating, lack of sleep, and media exploitation. Let's address, and fight back against, this sort of abuse-by-proxy! 

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Harold Bloom and the American Aesthetic show art Harold Bloom and the American Aesthetic

David Boles: Human Meme

We want our aesthetic to be universal; but it is framed by us where we stand. SuperGenius literary critic Harold Bloom urged us, before he died this week, to ask beyond "What is it for?" -- and to move our thoughtful analysis into a wider notion of wondering with understanding that breaks the context of nationalism, and severs the ties of human boundaries.

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Recognizing Skeletons show art Recognizing Skeletons

David Boles: Human Meme

We add definition to what we know by the skeletons we see. We recognize on the horizon the difference between a Church Steeple and an armored tank by processing a precognitive understanding of the midline of a skeleton structure based upon what we see. We apply those definitions of danger, and safety, to the rest of our lives in language and human associations.

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Letter to Bob Lefsetz show art Letter to Bob Lefsetz

David Boles: Human Meme

Even our SuperGeniuses can sometimes be wrong. Let there be no doubt Bob Lefsetz is an intellectual giant among us. Several times a week, he implores us to be better people in his ubiquitous "Lefsetz Letter" but, alas, last week Bob released a missive entitled, "The Deaf Installer" that missed the mark, and wounded more than it healed. Here's why...

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The Babysitting Figurehead show art The Babysitting Figurehead

David Boles: Human Meme

We make a difference by not trying. At least that's the idea of the game we play against money and power. We're hired to think, and act, but in the end, the authority above us only wants stasis and non-elasticity. How do we fight the incongruity of irrational change?

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Outrage Fatigue show art Outrage Fatigue

David Boles: Human Meme

We are constantly bombarded with negativity. How can we escape this whirlwind of insecurity, and cruelty, that surrounds us from all sides? We must ignore the inevitable, and celebrate the possible. Our lives depend upon our care.

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Elastic Emotional Residue show art Elastic Emotional Residue

David Boles: Human Meme

We lead sticky and wet lives! The residue of our emotional responses never leaves us -- and that can be both good and bad. We examine three terms of residual emotion: Lenticular, Electrical, and Modular. Own what you know! 

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Malignant Skin Cancer and E. Coli Poisoning show art Malignant Skin Cancer and E. Coli Poisoning

David Boles: Human Meme

Have a double-healthcare-whammy: Bleeding and Pooping! Welcome to the world of malignant skin cancer and E. coli food poisoning! Plus, we talk about Shingles, and why you must, absolutely, get a yearly flu shot. You came for the meme, you left with the malignancy!

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We lead sticky and wet lives! The residue of our emotional responses never leaves us -- and that can be both good and bad. We examine three terms of residual emotion: Lenticular, Electrical, and Modular. Own what you know!