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Sicko
2007-07-24 20:22:00
Whether you love Michael Moore or hate him, is irrelevant when it comes to Sicko ; especially if you're American. Moore is often criticized for his one-sided views , but Sicko doesn't really leave any room for Moore-bashing. Its message is pretty straightforward, and that is: our system is flawed in the United States. We kind of already knew that, but it becomes more apparent when compared to other countries like Great Britain, France and Canada. How much does our country spend on the development and manufacturing of weapons and other destructive technology? Watch Future Weapons on the Discovery channel and its easy to see; too much. I'm 26, I have no health insurance and last time I went to the ER because of chest pains, I walked out with 4 Vicodin and a $1500 bill. Why is it so hard to mimic the health care systems of other countries? I thought the United States would want to take care of its people, they do, but only if you can afford it. The message of this film should be embr...
Orlan
2007-07-06 03:33:00
I learned about Orlan in my "History of Aesthetics" class a few years ago. She is an accomplished artist that permeates across a variety of mediums. We focused on her more well known "medium" of plastic surgery. I know the role plastic surgery plays into todays society; or at least my observation of it, but what Orlan had created was something entirely new to me, which she had accomplished over 10 years earlier. She completed a series of surgeries using her own body a canvas in a documented series of live "sculptures". Pulling from a variety of Renaissance and Post-Renaissance sources including the chin from Sandro Botticelli's Venus from "The Birth of Venus", and the forehead from Leonardo Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa", to name a few. With that being said, head on over to Orlan's website, and poke around. The plastic surgeries are just one facet of her dynamic career and dedication to her art. Let me know what you think. I could ramble on about her aesthetic, philosophies etc, but I do...
Orlan
2007-07-06 03:33:00
I learned about Orlan in my "History of Aesthetics" class a few years ago. She is an accomplished artist that permeates across a variety of mediums. We focused on her more well known "medium" of plastic surgery. I know the role plastic surgery plays into todays society; or at least my observation of it, but what Orlan had created was something entirely new to me, which she had accomplished over 10 years earlier. She completed a series of surgeries using her own body a canvas in a documented series of live "sculptures". Pulling from a variety of Renaissance and Post-Renaissance sources including the chin from Sandro Botticelli's Venus from "The Birth of Venus", and the forehead from Leonardo Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa", to name a few. With that being said, head on over to Orlan's website, and poke around. The plastic surgeries are just one facet of her dynamic career and dedication to her art. Let me know what you think. I could ramble on about her aesthetic, philosophies etc, but I do...
Explosions In The Sky
2007-07-04 20:09:00
I came across this video some years ago and had forgotten about it until recently. If you're not listening to E.I.T.S you should be. Enjoy! I personally think this is one of the most satisfying, dynamic, and talented bands in the entire universe. Every single album is brilliant. The video is about 30+ minutes so get comfortable. Explosions In The Sky : Music For A Lunar Eclipse
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Explosions In The Sky
2007-07-04 20:09:00
I came across this video some years ago and had forgotten about it until recently. If you're not listening to E.I.T.S you should be. Enjoy! I personally think this is one of the most satisfying, dynamic, and talented bands in the entire universe. Every single album is brilliant. The video is about 30+ minutes so get comfortable. Explosions In The Sky : Music For A Lunar Eclipse.CODEBASE="http://www.apple.com/qt activex/qtplugin.cab">
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Exquisite Corpse
2007-07-04 02:40:00
Written by Mark Nelson and Sarah Hudson Bayliss, "Exquisite Corpse presents a unique perspective on the most notorious unsolved murder case of the twentieth century - the bizarre 1947 killing of Elizabeth Short, better known as the black Dahlia murder." The text on the inside of the jacket says it all. Inspired by the book "Black Dahlia Avenger" by Steve Hodel a former homicide detective who who made assertions that his own father, George Hodel was the one responsible for the crime. Some of the connections made in Exquisite Corpse can't be ignored. There's an eerie presence especially within the friendship of Man Ray and George Hodel. The comparison to Surrealistic art and the actual crime scene photo is unsettling. This book is fascinating from the very start and worth your time. It's also one of the most ghastly murders of the twentieth century, what's not to enjoy.
Exquisite Corpse
2007-07-04 02:40:00
Written by Mark Nelson and Sarah Hudson Bayliss, "Exquisite Corpse presents a unique perspective on the most notorious unsolved murder case of the twentieth century - the bizarre 1947 killing of Elizabeth Short, better known as the black Dahlia murder." The text on the inside of the jacket says it all. Inspired by the book "Black Dahlia Avenger" by Steve Hodel a former homicide detective who who made assertions that his own father, George Hodel was the one responsible for the crime. Some of the connections made in Exquisite Corpse can't be ignored. There's an eerie presence especially within the friendship of Man Ray and George Hodel. The comparison to Surrealistic art and the actual crime scene photo is unsettling. This book is fascinating from the very and worth your time. It's also one of the most ghastly murders of the twentieth century, what's not to enjoy.
The Holga
2007-07-03 07:08:00
I've been experimenting with a Holga (a 20$ plastic camera) and while the concept is not entirely new, its always changing. For me the most entertaining aspect of the camera is its versatility. You can customize these cameras to no end, and the it's inexpensive. Adding filters, masks, flocking (spray painting the inside flat black) converting it to accommodate Polaroid film (not so inexpensive; around 130$ for the Polaroid film holder) the list goes on and on. Used by beginners and professionals alike "The Holga" is known for its "bad is beautiful" images. Dark vignetting around the corners, minimal settings, over exposure and with the wide availability of 120 film and it's varieties has made photography fun again. Its simple, versatile, point and shoot photography. You can Google 'Holga' and 'Holgaroid' and 'Holga Mods' all day and learn something new. There are even pinhole converted Holga's available. It's endless entertainment.
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The Holga
2007-07-03 07:08:00
I've been experimenting with a Holga (a 20$ plastic camera) and while the concept is not entirely new, its always changing. For me the most entertaining aspect of the camera is its versatility. You can customize these cameras to no end, and the it's inexpensive. Adding filters, masks, flocking (spray painting the inside flat black) converting it to accommodate Polaroid film (not so inexpensive; around 130$ for the Polaroid film holder) the list goes on and on. Used by beginners and professionals alike "The Holga" is known for its "bad is beautiful" images. Dark vignetting around the corners, minimal settings, over exposure and with the wide availability of 120 film and it's varieties has made photography fun again. Its simple, versatile, point and shoot photography. You can Google 'Holga' and 'Holgaroid' and 'Holga Mods' all day and learn something new. There are even pinhole converted Holga's available. It's endless entertainment.
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Logo Design + Icons
2007-07-03 06:23:00
Visually I like the new Adobe CS3 icons. Apparently the icons aren't to popular though, which doesn't surprise me, but I disagree with. Less is more, and not only do they look attractive in my dock, they are easily identifiable, something that lacks in most of todays logo design.  In my last design class, my instructor (a famous design guru), literally "tore us all new ones" for some of the logo ideas that were generated. He would often say "Yeah, It look's good, but it does it mean anything?" And it usually didn't. In design school you get criticized for being gimmicky, trendy, over-saturated, unnecessary etc. Maybe the new logos aren't perfect, and someone's always going to think they could be flashier, but It's nice to see some simple straight forward design with some nice typography rather than an over done, gradient infused multi-colored logo or icon. 
More About: Design , Icons , Logo , Cons
Logo Design + Icons
2007-07-03 06:23:00
Visually I like the new Adobe CS3 icons. Apparently the icons aren't to popular though, which doesn't surprise me, but I disagree with. Less is more, and not only do they look attractive in my dock, they are easily identifiable, something that lacks in most of todays logo design.  In my last design class, my instructor (a famous design guru), literally "tore us all new ones" for some of the logo ideas that were generated. He would often say "Yeah, It look's good, but it does it mean anything?" And it usually didn't. In design school you get criticized for being gimmicky, trendy, over-saturated, unnecessary etc. Maybe the new logos aren't perfect, and someone's always going to think they could be flashier, but It's nice to see some simple straight forward design with some nice typography rather than an over done, gradient infused multi-colored logo or icon. 
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The Bridge
2007-07-03 00:48:00
A documentary film by Eric Steel that chronicles the high rates of suicide associated with the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA. This is one of those documentaries that stays with you long after it's over. One interesting aspect is an interview with a survivor, who seconds after jumping, realizes he wants to live; and actually survives. This is a must see for anyone, especially serious documentary watchers.
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The Bridge
2007-07-03 00:48:00
A documentary film by Eric Steel that chronicles the high rates of suicide associated with the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA. This is one of those documentaries that stays with you long after it's over. One interesting aspect is an interview with a survivor, who seconds after jumping, realizes he wants to live; and actually survives. This is a must see for anyone, especially serious documentary watchers.
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