Art: The Original Social Network

Georges-Pierre Seurat, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884), collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. | Image source:

Why do we make art? Plenty of folks have tried to answer that question over the course of human history. Freud, Nietzsche, Hegel, Kant, Lacan, Heidegger, Adorno, Derrida—the roster of great thinkers who’ve tried to answer that question reads like a Greatest Hits list for philosophy students. For all those thousands and thousands of pages […]