"Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark. 
In effect, the people who change our lives the most begin to 
sing to us while we are still in darkness. If we listen to 
their song, we will see the dawning of a new part of ourselves."

Rabindranth Tagore

Existential Intelligence is the sensitivity and capacity to engage questions about human existence – how we got here, whether we have a purpose, and whether there is meaning in Life. Existential intelligence embraces the exploration of aesthetics, philosophy, religion and values like beauty, truth, and goodness. A strong existential intelligence allows human beings to see their place in the big picture, be it in the classroom, community, world, or universe.

First proposed by Howard Gardner, existential intelligence is one of nine theorized intelligences and is considered to be amoral – that is, it and the other eight categories of human intelligence can be used either constructively or destructively.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Art + Music

This is great and a wonderful art history test! How many of the paintings can you name and/or how many of the artists can you name? The band is Hold Your Horses and the song is Seventy Million.

Terrific fun: http://vimeo.com/9752986


  1. Showed this to my art history class, just before the final exam. Couldn't get them to quite believe it WAS the final exam. Sigh

  2. What a fun video! Thanks for sharing