A/r/tography’s conceptual framework is overwhelming postmodern, and within the scholarship referenced, John Dewey’s Art as Experience is seldom cited. This essay argues for the relevancy of Art as Experience to a/r/tography. The structure of this essay follows the lines of argument within Dewey’s first three chapters: "The Live Creature," "Ethereal Things," and "Having an Experience." These chapters offer significant insight into the close links Dewey saw between science, aesthetics, and inquiry, and help to show how a/r/tography not only resonates with Dewey’s aesthetics, but to other significant traditions within Western thought as well.

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