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…
Yesterday I finished reading a fun novel, and here is all about it!
Title:A Boy at the Edge of the WorldAuthor: David Kingston Yeh Genre: Contemporary/Cultural(Canada)Synopsis: Meet the Garneau boys, triplets from small-town Ontario. Daniel the “eldest” is gay, and moves to Toronto with his best friend Karen to attend university. Eventually, he meets David, a bike mechanic whose Catholic Italian mother talks to her dead husbands. Their chemistry is immediate, but Daniel is still drawn to his ex-boyfriend Marcus, a performance artist whose grandfather was a book-burning Nazi. A Boy at the Edge of the World is a rollicking dramedy that explores the compulsive and (ultimately) universal human pursuit of intimacy, sex, and love. Rating: (3/5) Stars Review: This is such a fun read. I enjoyed reading this book. Each time I was waiting for the bus or before going to bed, I would take my phone, open my e-reader and start reading 'A Boy At The Edge of The World'. What I enjo…
In my last blogpost I talked about video art, what it is and examples of it and I have also clarified how it is different from Film [link]. For this blog, I would like to tackle the difference between Video art and commercials.
Video Art like "Anti Mercato" was created in 2012 by William Kentridge, have a purpose entirely different than an advertisement. In his video, he explores the ability of an artist to avoid time and withstand the linearity of it shown by scientists. This video art is a part of a collection for dOCUMENTA 13 in Kassel, Germany, and its purpose is to challenge our view on time and space and how we view it a as a linear and constructed thing.
With video art you can play around with ideas, techniques and construction, as it is seen here. Kentridge breaks the idea of time by running the film backward, making the drawing appear as if it is being erased rather than drawn. In the drawing - before it was erased - you can see a cat, a man and a co…