Why Do People Make Art?

The peacock display drove Charles Darwin to distraction. His theory of natural selection seemed to do a good job of explaining why animals got taller, faster, and stronger, but there were things — like the long display feathers of peacocks — that seemed to be a real slap in the face of natural selection. After all, natural selection would seem to discourage long, showy display feathers — the length is bulky and makes peacocks poor fliers at best…

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Conscious Paradoxalism is collection of essays on Metamodern Aesthetics. The revolution of the Renaissance gave rise to Academic normal art. The revolution of Modernism gave rise to Postmodern art, the new academic normal art. Metamodernism is the new revolution.

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Troy Camplin

Troy Camplin

I am the author of “Diaphysics” and the novel “Hear the Screams of the Butterfly.” I am a consultant, poet, playwright, novelist, and interdisciplinary scholar.

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