Brian Eno on Creativity

Interesting, brief talk by Brian Eno on creativity. Anything he has to say about this topic is worth listening to. At one point Eno compares a “cowboy” (explorer) to a “father” (stay there and tend the land), expressing preference for the cowboy. It’s an interesting comparison that Kierkegaard makes in Either/Or II with slightly different terms: I thinkContinue reading “Brian Eno on Creativity”

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The Scars Project

The Scars Project is a collaborative mixed-media project by Lee Fearnside (photography) and James Rovira (poetry) that both records and artistically represents the visible effects of long-term trauma upon the human body, particularly skin. A full prospectus is below, with three images following.

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NaPoWriMo: Day 3, “Patti Smith”

I found myself wanting to write something for Patti Smith after listening to her latest album, Banga. It may well be her best album. Patti Smith Her beautiful rage: the sharpened edge of her white hot love for all life. © James Rovira 2014 Written February 2014

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Update on Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety

Great news: I happened to visit WorldCat for another reason today and, while there, checked the status of my book Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety. According to Worldcat, as of January 17th, 2015 my book has been purchased by 732 libraries/locations around the world. It’s currently available at (mostly university) libraries in the followingContinue reading “Update on Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety

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On Blogging

I’d like to start with some numbers. Up to last March I was averaging 1 hit per day. So far this May, I’m averaging 100 hits per day. I started up jamesrovira.com using WordPress.com in December of 2011. I wasn’t too committed to it at the time: I just wanted a place that I couldContinue reading “On Blogging”

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