Have you heard of pygs? Me neither, until I came across a recent article which hypothesized their creation. A pyg (an imaginary thing at this point), is a pig that has been genetically modified to be less intelligent. The author of the piece, and the originator of the idea, poses the controversial suggestion that pygs, being less intelligent, would also supposedly feel less pain (due to their decreased intelligence – but I can’t really see how intelligence has anything to do with pain, or moreover, how one really measures intelligence.. but that’s a whole other kettle of fysh). Anyway, this muted pain “attribute” would help render pygs more appropriate for eating purposes… a.k.a make us feel better about the whole thing.
The following accompanied the print article of “What are Human Rights” by Tim Dare (Issue #118, Philosophy Now). The piece discusses how far human rights claims can stretch as an outcome of social axioms & varied definitions, for example whether we consider rights as “right-based claims” or rights that exist simply by virtue of being human. It’s more complicated than one would think…
Article penned by Tim Dare, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
The following accompanied the print article of “Philosophy for the Brave” by Dahlian Kirby (Issue #117, Philosophy Now). The author of this article introduces the benefit of existential counselling in what turns out to be quite a sensitively written piece. Article and cartoon link below.
Online cartoon: https://philosophynow.org/issues/117/Simon_and_Finn
The following accompanied the print version of: What would George Bataille Do? by Alexandra Tzirkoti (Issue #116, Philosophy Now). The article itself is a nice tongue-in-cheek intro to the thinking of a rather controversial figure (link below).https://philosophynow.org/issues/116/What_Would_Georges_Bataille_Do
I was monkeying – er, I mean horsing around – with some ink and wash.. had some difficulties with anatomy (let’s just say some of those noses are a tad too big), alas ink is a bit unforgiving that way. 🙂
Still figuring out how to use watercolour pencils…
Here’s a new and seasonally appropriate painting that’s sloooowly getting to the end point.
A small (but mighty!) show hosted by OCAD Continuing Studies! Opening this Thursday.
I was reading about Frida Kahlo and decided to create an adaptation of some themes. The painting is acrylic and charcoal, work-in-progress. The border/frame is photoshopped at this point.