"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.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Talk on UTube

My lecture at the Carnegie - printed as an essay here ten days ago, is now up on Utube, thanks to Karen Gillenwater, the curator of the Form/Not Function exhibit. It's presented in four ten minute sections since there is a time limit on Utube, but it can be accessed here: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheCarnegieCenter - if you prefer a verbal verbose version to a written text!

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