As many of you know, being a college graduate isn't always easy or fun. Though we may not miss papers and exams, there is a void left by the lack of unlimited learning and educational stimulation offered by the school environment and community... Not to mention the dreaded job search. So, I've taken it upon myself to keep my mind exercised, and I wanted to share some of the things that have helped me and that have kept me sane and intellectually stimulated along the way.
Books & Essays:
- Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut (1963)
- "Specific Objects" - Donald Judd (1965)
- "I am for an Art" - Claus Oldenburg (1961)
- Convivium -Jessica Jackson Hutchins & Tom Fisher
- The Dead Authors Podcast -my favorite of which are Charlotte Brontë and Carl Sagan
- Poetry Off the Shelf - A fantastic podcast from the Poetry Foundation, right here in Chicago
- Bad at Sports -another wonderful local podcast about contemporary art
- This American Life -who doesn't love NPR?
- walks through the snow covered Humboldt Park
- walks through the slushy streets of the city
- COOKING. I already loved to cook but Molly bought me A Feast of Ice and Fire, the OFFICIAL Game of Thrones cookbook!
- a day hike with friends at Starved Rock (pictures to come soon!)
- working in the studio for 3-Switch
- applying for grants and fellowships (who am I kidding, I cant stay away from learning)
- board games & poker
- reading books & essays
I'll be adding more to this list as time goes by, but I thought I'd share with you what keeps me going.