Galileo’s Moon: Drawing as Rationalized Observation and its Failure as Forgery

Open Inquiry Archive Vol. 5, No. 2 (2016) Galileo’s Moon: Drawing as Rationalized Observation and its Failure as Forgery By Melinda Schlitt ABSTRACT Galileo’s wash drawings that survive – and to a certain degree, the etchings in the first edition of the Sidereus Nuncius – exemplify drawing as rationalized observation for the representation of knowledge and […]

Interrogating the Past and Speculating the Posthuman Future in Generation 14

Open Inquiry Archive Vol. 5, No. 1 (2016) Interrogating the Past and Speculating the Posthuman Future in Generation 14 By Manali Karmakar ABSTRACT As a hybrid and non-canonical genre, postcolonial science fiction allows us to address the concept of culture from the margins and to develop critical strategies of interrogation and de-canonization. This paper focuses on […]

Modernism Domesticated

Special Section: “REVIEWS“ This issue of Open Inquiry Archive is the second installment of “Reviews,” a new OIA section. The views and opinions expressed in this and other entries of the series are those of the respective author(s). As always, we welcome and encourage thoughtful discussion and responses (as outlined here). Please contact the Open Inquiry Archive Reviews Editors with ideas for future […]

The Devil is in the Details: Framing Ideologies in Ben Urwand’s ‘The Collaboration’

Special Section: “REVIEWS“ This issue of Open Inquiry Archive is the first installment of “Reviews,” a new OIA section. The views and opinions expressed in this and other entries of the series are those of the respective author(s). As always, we welcome and encourage thoughtful discussion and responses (as outlined here). Please contact the Open Inquiry […]

On Not Heeding the Warnings of Plato

Special Section: “Views from the Ivory Tower“ “Views from the Ivory Tower” is a new Open Inquiry Archive section. The following white paper is the first of what is envisioned as a series of personal essays and reflections on the state of higher education today, from the perspectives of academics themselves.  As always, we welcome and encourage thoughtful discussion and […]

Entertaining Social Experiments

Open Inquiry Archive    Vol. 2, No. 3 (2013)   ISSN 2167-8812 Entertaining Social Experiments by Paul Myron Hillier Abstract This article explores how “social experiments” and entertaining “studies” have informed the making of Reality TV in conception, design, and rhetorical justification as it identifies the influential roles of particular producers:  Stanley Milgram’s  obedience study; Allen Funt’s Candid […]

Culture and Design Education

Open Inquiry Archive    Vol. 2, No. 2 (2013)   ISSN 2167-8812 Culture and Design Education:  Pedagogical Discourse for a Globalized World by Brooke N. Scherer Abstract In an age of rapidly expanding connectivity, multi-cultural relationships, and innovative technologies, principles that once shaped essential components of graphic design have drastically shifted focus from more locally defined audiences to […]

You Don’t Know “Jack” — abstract

Open Inquiry Archive Vol. 2, No. 1 (2013) You Don’t Know “Jack”:  Comparing the Heroes Jack Shephard of “Lost” and Jack Bauer of “24”  in the Tradition of Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth and the Historic “Jack Tales” By Marla Cartwright ABSTRACT Two of the most popular television shows in recent pop culture history, “Lost” and “24” both […]

You Don’t Know “Jack”

ISSN 2167-8812       Open Inquiry Archive       Vol. 2, No. 1 (2013) You Don’t Know “Jack”:  Comparing the Heroes Jack Shephard of “Lost” and Jack Bauer of “24”  in the Tradition of Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth and the Historic “Jack Tales” By Marla Cartwright Introduction According to media scholar Mitchell Stephens, “Few inventions have had […]

Reconceiving Leda

Open Inquiry Archive Vol. 1, No. 9 (2012) ISSN 2167-8812   Reconceiving Leda: Violence, Eroticism and the Unconscious in H.D. and Dalí  By Srishti Krishnamoorthy   The rape of Leda by Zeus in the form of a swan has been polysemously enacted within the mythopoetic fabric of Modernism, with each ‘representation’ in effect reconstituting, and […]