Aesthetics for Birds

Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art for Everyone

A total of thirty-six sepia-tone stills, organized in three rows show a woman walking in a sheer, white dress. While each row shows her from a different angle, the photos within a row look almost entirely identical but for the placement of her feet. In all photos she holds the tail of her dress in her left hand, and raises her other to her head, perhaps shielding her eyes from the sun, her elbow pointing out far to the right.

February 3, 2023
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How Should Literature Mean? A Conversation About Art and Ambiguity

Scholars John Gibson, Magdalena Ostas, and Hannah Kim discuss how art creates meaning, and how we play a role in that meaning-making. Continue reading

Five bright, peach-colored flamingos appear from the neck up against a dark green pond in the background.

January 19, 2023
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Top 5 Posts of 2022

Our most-viewed pieces span nature and perception, artificial intelligence, and movies and architecture. Scroll through to make sure you haven’t missed something big! Continue reading

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September 15, 2022
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Accessibility and the Problem of Alt Text: Who Is It For and How Could It Be Better?

An analysis of the intricacies of how alternative text is used to communicate fundamentally visual information in a linguistic mode. Continue reading

August 5, 2022
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Picturing Philosophy: How to Do Philosophy in the Visual Mode

Once you let go of philosophy as abstract ideas put into writing, you start to see it in lots of places, including images. Continue reading