At the age of 34 I was murdered by my husband.
— Isabella Medici
At the age of 28 I died of a drug overdose.
— Edie Sedgwick
Isabella was born in in Florence in 1542; Edie was born in Santa Barbara 401 years later in 1943. We were both born rich. Privileged. Even so, as for so many others across time and place, life was not always kind to us.
Destroyed my people are
Destroyed for lack of knowledge
— Gordon Gano
We’ve come to believe that the most empowering thing this world has ever known is knowledge. Knowledge feeds people. Knowledge brings better lives. Knowledge brings equality. What you might call evil, we call ignorance.
We’ve teamed up to create MOOC Magazine! MOOC Magazine is a cousin site to Practice Based.Re/act. .Re/act is a place to keep the dialog and collaboration between artist-scholars going. And now MOOC Magazine! is a place to share the text, video, performance and other works created in MOOC experiences.
Every quarter we’ll publish a new issue of MOOC Magazine! on Solstice or Equinox. Each issue focuses on the creative output from one Arts MOOC. Our current editorial schedule is:
- June 21 – Warhol
- September 22 – Practice Based Research in the Arts
- December 22 – Creating Site Specific Dance and Performance Works
- March 20 – TBA!
If you’d like to contribute your work, or suggest a MOOC to dedicate an issue to, please drop us a note!
Isabella Medici, Baroncelli Villa, Florence
Edie Sedgwick, Corral de Quati, Santa Barbara