Welcome to Episode 15 of the Gateway Geeks Podcast – The Artist is Dead, Long Live the Artist!! This time, we focus on Art. What is it? Is that art, is this art? OMG TELL ME WHAT TO THINK I’M SO CONFUSED! Can you separate the art from the artist? What about infamous art douchebags like Stanley Kubrik? Are we still allowed to like Clockwork Orange? If you liked this, hit us up on twitter at gatewaygeeksstl, on facebook, or at gatewaygeeks.com. As always, you can find us on the St. Louis Vernacular web site at stllouisvernacular.com. We’ll be at Archon in Collonsville, IL from September 30- October 2, so say hi if you see two bearded guys wandering around- good luck finding us!
Joe Kohlburn is a PhD student in Information Science at University of Missouri. He is also a practicing academic librarian and art historian. Joe is interested in activist media ecologies, the emotional and intellectual life of librarians, the means by which art investigates and challenges the social, political, and ethical underpinnings of culture, in artists as complete beings, and in the communicative and occult mechanisms of creative practice. He is 2022 Chair of the Missouri Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Committee, and working on various studies on media use and consumption and information seeking among gamers and readers. Joe is co-creator of Critical Conversations, and host of the 5 Questions Podcast, both Critical Mass for the Visual Arts programs. View all posts by Joe Kohlburn