Washington State Magazine

Summer 2010


Summer 2010

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In This Issue...

Features

Dear Reader :: A printed magazine story sits alone on a page with relatively little competition for the reader's attention. An online story sits only a few keystrokes from a torrent of other stories, tweets, videos, free classifieds and emails. And why exactly does this matter? by Eric Sorensen

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Video: Jaak Panksepp on the brain and searching the web }

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Video: Patty Ericsson on digital communication }

Time Out in the World :: Today's graduates aren't just dropping into the rat race. They're going to Africa, South America, Seattle and Spokane. They're out to see the world and make a difference. by Hannelore Sudermann

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Video: A Different Kind of Spring Break }

The Academic Library in the Age of Google :: Information naivete suggests a broader blind faith in the offerings of Google–mirroring a general faith in technology that in some ways defines our culture and propels our economy. by Tim Steury

Big Ideas :: We delve into WSU's rich intellectual history, listing some of the great ideas and discoveries that have come out of our institution. by staff writers

Essay

Booked: The Long Sentence of an Apprentice Reader :: What would it mean to refuse connectedness? Is it even possible? by Bill Morelock '77

Panoramas

Departments

:: LETTERS

:: IN SEASON: The best berries

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Video: Press conference with WSU athletic director Bill Moos }

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Gallery: Strawberries }

Tracking

The Adventure Cougs

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Hike: Dan Nelson's Mount Rainier Hike }

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Coordinates: The World's Most Dangerous Road }

Cover photo: Scott Jones "taking time off." By Rajah Bose

Last Words
Happy Map Guy, 2008, acrylic on board

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Happy Map Guy, 2008, acrylic on board

Anaheim Vacationland, 2007, acrylic on board

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Anaheim Vacationland, 2007, acrylic on board

What is Stereophonic Sound?, 2006, gouche on vintage record sleeve

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What is Stereophonic Sound?, 2006, gouche on vintage record sleeve

World of Mateo

by | © Washington State University

The work of Matthew Leiker

WSU Museum of Art, May 18–July 2

The World of Mateo is filled with images of an American subculture known by no particular name but seemingly related to road culture, California style, album jacket graphics of the 50s and our affinity for Hawaiian island iconography. Mateo celebrates a time of Tiki lounges, drive-in theater refreshment cartoons, and a plethora of music that bubbles vibrantly with the hypnotic tones of the ukulele, inspiring his imagination to create work that is at once nostalgic and oddly futuristic. His whimsical compositions have earned him acclaim and contracts from many prestigious companies including Disney. This exhibit will feature current works by this prolific artist along with a broad selection of record album covers from his vast personal collection.

museum.wsu.edu





Categories: Fine Arts, Visual arts | Tags: Pop Art, Surfer culture, Artists

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