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Tuesday, January 25, 2005
Update Y Mas
I hope you all are well. Here is yet another update. I have been getting busier these past few weeks. I just began a full-time job and so far, I like it a lot and look forward to wonderful experience ahead of me. I also have my contract job and the job of coordinating the Tercera Cultura program at El Chicho (NMCAC). Today, I was talking with my mom over breakfast on how technically I have 3 jobs...whereas 3 months ago I did not have a buck to my name. Weird how life is huh? When it rains it indeed does pour and I could not feel any luckier. Well anyways, I don't have much news on art these days. I know the next McAllen Art Walk is on Friday Feb. 4th and that the Tercera Cultura exhibition opening reception is slated for Sunday, Feb. 27th at 3pm at the center. More info with this as time goes on. :) As well, some of you may be asking what is "Tercera Cultura"? or what I mean by "Third Culture". It really is an intercultural communications approach that can be implemented wtih all cultures...but....for this program...I use the concept to reference The Rio Grande Valley as a "Third Culture" product. Since it is comes from such a contextual philosophy I have yet to pinpoint an appropriate defenition for this program. I believe Gloria Anzaldua probably put it most eloquently.
"The U.S.-Mexican border es una herida abierta where the Third World grates against the first and bleeds. And before a scab forms it hemorrhages again, the lifeblood of two worlds merging to form a third country -- a border culture.” – Gloria Anzaldua, Borderlands/La Frontera
Here is some links about Third Culture and how the concept began as a scientific philosophy and how it is now being appropriated into politics (reportedly even by the likes of British Prime Minister Tony Blair.)
Scientific Philosophy & Practice
Intellectuals vs. Literal Scientists
Third Culture Kids/Global Nomads
Cultural Conflict and Resolution
The Third Way
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