There are around 240 million eligible voters in the USA in 2020. Typically, 55–60% of eligible voters cast a ballot. That means we could predict about 132–148 million votes this year. Over 100 million people voted by mail and early.

That means 75–80 % of those who usually vote already…

At a birthday party recently, I found myself in a conversation with a man who wanted to know about what was going on in the art world today. Somewhat flummoxed by his belief that anyone could actually answer that questions, I asked him what galleries or museums he had last…

Back in 2015, while at the Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott show at the Boston MFA, I overheard a woman explaining to a little girl, maybe around six years old, that the photographs depicted a time when notions of race requires children to attend separate schools.

“Separate schools?” Incredulity…

“If you see something, say something” read signs throughout the New York City subway system and across transportation hubs. As if New Yorkers really needed to say more.

The assumption remains that they will describe a dangerous black backpack abandoned suspiciously under a seat or on a bench. Perhaps, someone…

Tim Kent, Stored Memory (2018)

What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
— Edward Langley, Artist (1928–1995)

Occasionally I receive one of those funny forwards filled with quips and quotables, many of which come from Mark Twain, and some others as well. Recently one arrived with the quote above and given my interest in…

I remember when I introduced the search engine to my boss at the time. I didn’t need to know the exact website; I could type in the company name and product, and the search engine would find for me relevant pages. I like search engines. I like seeing what they…

CJ Kent

Human who looks around a lot and so wound up a Prof of Visual Culture

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