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Kiku Adatto

Kiku Adatto is the author of Picture Perfect: Life in the Age of the Photo Op. She is an author, scholar and commentator on American society and culture. Her writings have appeared in the New York Times, the New Republic and other publications. She is has taught for many years in Social Studies at Harvard and is a Scholar in Residence at Harvard’s Humanities Center.

MARS HILL AUDIO Journal

Volume 96

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Guests on Volume 96: David A. Smith, on the beginnings of the National Endowment for the Arts and the capacity of the arts in a democracy for combatting atomistic individualism; Kiku Adatto, on how images, words, and ideas interact in a visually saturated culture and on how the image of a person's face in a photograph has the capacity for intimate representation of inner personhood; Elvin T. Lim, on how presidential speeches have been dumbed down for decades and why presidents like it; David Naugle, on the deeper meaning of happiness, the disordering effects of sin, and the reordering of love made possible in our redemption; Richard Stivers, on the technologizing of all of life; and John Betz, on the critique of the Enlightenment offered by Johann Georg Hamann (1730-1788), and why it still matters to us.