Ideas and Creations

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What do our beliefs say about us?

Guy Nave, Luther College associate professor of religion, highlights the socially constructed nature of beliefs and belief systems, and how they say far more about us than they do about the "gods" we claim to accept or reject.

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Robert Vrtis



Robert Vrtis, Luther assistant professor of theatre, paints a picture with words, or more specifically a voice-his 18-month-old daughter's voice. He takes a look at why we don't "feel out loud" and whether or not that's good.

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Brad Miller

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Why MOOCs? Why not?

Brad Miller, associate professor of computer science, asks the question, "What is the role of online education at Luther College?" and discusses the pros and cons of MOOCs.

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Aaron Lurth

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Can we trust photos? Should we?

Though the term "Photoshopping" is relatively new,  Aaron Lurth, Luther College director of visual media, explains that the practice of altering images is almost as old as the ability to photograph. His blog post questions whether or not we can or should trust photos.

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