For one my Media Appreciation lectures we had to talk about a social media platform that came to rise and influence the lives of a large number of individuals, and I decided to pick Twitter.
Before I begun using twitter, I didn't really realise the point of it and I didn't know why anyone would use it - the word limit count sounded so weird to me. I also thought no one really uses it and it is not important overall. However, I realised how wrong I was when I started using it daily and following individuals I wanted to know more about.
The reason that made join this community is so I can discover new artists from different countries, such as: Korea and Japan. Nevertheless, I slowly began following my favourite youtubers and then comedians, until one day I found myself reading news on twitter, debates and politicians' tweets.
So what is Twitter? Twitter is a new media platform that
allows you to “tweet” short messages to the world, within the limit of 140 cha…
On Friday, I got the chance to watch two short films, and they were 'Down The Cellar' and 'Food' by Jan Švankmajer - which introduced me to this extraordinary artist. I have always been interested in surrealism - since I saw 'The persistence of Time' as a child. Surrealist artworks never failed to make me feel uncomfortable and I would stare at them for a while to grasp the meaning behind them.
Down the cellar wasn't an exception. The film shows a little girl's journey as she travels down the cellar to bring some potatoes and all the unfortunate situations she has gotten into.
The film focuses on triggering your senses, the sounds seemed heightened and you can almost feel what the characters touch. There is no background music to distract you, and the sound of footsteps or the water as the woman squeezes the piece of fabric are strong and almost too real.
The composition of the frames didn't reveal everything, and they always limite…
For my first entry on this weekly Journal, let me introduce myself, using the 6 Ws.
First W Who am I?
I am Alaa Alkhulaqui, a creative multimedia student from the country Yemen, and currently living in Malaysia. I have been in Malaysia for three years - can't speak Malay yet - and I will be spending longer time in this beautiful country as I go for my degree.
Second W What makes me, me?
Many things makes me who I am today, my family perhaps or the shows I grew up watching as a little Kid. Nevertheless, what I believe really makes me today are my ambitions and hopes for the future.
Third W When did I become who I am?
Everyday I grow to become a different person, with different set of morals or new and hopefully better opinions. I try my best to be open for all opinions and ideas - even if they make me uncomfortable - for the sake of becoming the best version of "Me."
Fourth W Why do I try to be me?
As I mentioned before, that I am a creative multimedia st…