• Jan 18, 2018 4:14 am
  • 19:23 mins

Guest: Lucan Way, PhD, Professor, Political Science, University of Toronto President Trump’s most ardent critics talk about American democracy being in decline and use words like “autocracy” and “authoritarian.” Are they being overly dramatic? Probably. But University of Toronto political scientist Lucan Way says democracy isn’t as clear cut as you might think: there are shades of gray, and the 2016 presidential election showed a lot of gray.

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M.C. Escher: Finding Balance in Chaos

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Guest: Kenneth Hartvigsen, Curator, Museum of Art, Brigham Young University If the name M.C. Escher doesn’t bring an image immediately to mind, think of a mind-bending black and white sketch you may have seen on a poster or a T-shirt or a mug. There’s a famous one with staircases that appear to be going up and down and even upside down all at the same time. Or there’s the image of two hands with pens that appear to be sketching themselves off the paper and into three-dimensional reality. And there’s a whole series of famous Escher prints that start as one geometrical design and morph across the page into something completely different. They’re the kind of eye-teasing images that, once they’ve drawn you in, you don’t want to look away.   See some of Escher’s work here.

Guest: Kenneth Hartvigsen, Curator, Museum of Art, Brigham Young University If the name M.C. Escher doesn’t bring an image immediately to mind, think of a mind-bending black and white sketch you may have seen on a poster or a T-shirt or a mug. There’s a famous one with staircases that appear to be going up and down and even upside down all at the same time. Or there’s the image of two hands with pens that appear to be sketching themselves off the paper and into three-dimensional reality. And there’s a whole series of famous Escher prints that start as one geometrical design and morph across the page into something completely different. They’re the kind of eye-teasing images that, once they’ve drawn you in, you don’t want to look away.   See some of Escher’s work here.