The School of Thinking and Feeling

The Class of Love

2011-12

 

 

We are flooded with images, everyday in every way. Advertising including posters, television, magazines, billboards, flyers, signs, ads on shopping carts, ads in public toilet stalls...packaging, movies, videos and an endless sea of images from the internet. We live in a visual world. How do these images translate our understanding of love? What do they say about how media forms and informs our feelings?


The class was asked to submit images of love, one or more images that represents love to them. Check out their responses.


Consider the possibilities, what does love "look like" to you?

 

Images of Love here...





Love At First Sight

58% say "No"

42% say "Yes"

What is love?  How do we (individually and collectively) define love? What shapes our definitions?  What part does media play in this definition? How do we communicate “love”? How is science informing love? Social Science... History... Politics... Economics... Anthropology... How does art and culture reflect and inform our ideas of love?  And ultimately, how do we communicate love in a world increasingly connected via the internet?


This site is designed as a research platform for the Class of Love - University of Lüneburg-Leuphana, Germany and anyone who wants to contribute to the search for meanings of love and ways to express them.

Kate Hollett

Head of Class


Marc

Resident of Love


Interns of Love


Svenja

Dajana

Marlene

Amelie

Aylin

Corinna

Inken

Yvonne

Birte

Marie-Louise

Pia

Jannis

Ann-Katrin

Viktoria

Mona

Valentina

Andrea

Leon

Rebecca

Finn

Fenna

Beke

Johanna

Melissa

Franziska

Magdalena



Sharing Love...

The word love can refer to a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes, ranging from generic pleasure ("I loved that meal") to intense interpersonal attraction ("I love my wife"). "Love" can also refer specifically to the passionate desire and intimacy of romantic love, to the sexual love of eros (cf. Greek words for love), to the emotional closeness of familial love, or to the platonic love that defines friendship, to the profound oneness or devotion of religious love.  This diversity of uses and meanings, combined with the complexity of the feelings involved, makes love unusually difficult to consistently define,

even compared to other emotional states.

Research Questions


What is Love to You? What is not love? full story...


Memories of Love full story...


Kinds of Love full story...

Practice Makes Perfect?

Random Acts of Kindness spread love... more here.



Media Time


Television keeps

loosing usage ground...


The Class

of Love

tracks it's media

usage.


coming soon.....

The Class of Love says

"I Love You"


and more

"I Love You" videos here...

DEC. 2 /11

Leuphana Universität

Hörstaal 4

A community show and group discussion focusing on

love and age.  


The Class of Love Presented... "I Love You in Young and Old" videos made at a school,. a senior's home and on the streets of Lüneburg.