Intelligence in a New Key: A Study in Relatedness and Connectivity
A fresh look at the word "intelligence", its origins and its applications as it relates to connectability in all of it's forms. Specifically, it takes a close look at the processes involved both from earliest childhood to the end of life, and from the individual to the global level. Using examples from the arts and from everyday life, this study focuses on the emergence of logic in some of its most rudimentary forms and how the ability to "get it" unfolds and develops (or not) with proportionate positive or negative impact at every level of relatedness, from individual, family and peer to community and global, as well as from every area, from the physical to the social and spiritual It considers the types of obstructions which stand ready at every turn to block development of this inborn ability, leading to minimal or no progressive expression in these areas through which an individual might contribute to an ever-advancing civilization. This study includes an interactive illustration through a performance of a musical form, "Theme and Variations", with a performance of the opening movement of Mozart's Sonata in A Major, K. 331,for piano.
Keywords: Intelligence in a New Key, A Study of Relatedness and Connectivity
Dr. Phyllis Ruocco
Chair, Department of Music, Department of Humanities, Philander Smith College