Posts Tagged ‘art’

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Wonder Wednesday

November 14, 2018

Cute little kitty ramen truck!

by Tim McBurnie

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Wonder Wednesday

October 31, 2018

Some mighty fine old school animation, coupled with the absolutely powerful, marvelous, and moving score by Jerry Goldsmith…

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Wonder Wednesday

October 24, 2018

A journey; to where?

Sometimes, it matters not.

The fantastical always awaits.

art by Matt Rhodes

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Philosophy Tuesday

October 23, 2018

There was this great ad for Ikea from years ago, directed by Spike Jonze:

Objects cannot make decisions.  Objects do not grow.  Objects do not make meanings in their lives.  Objects do not possess agency.  Objects lack emotion.  Objects cannot create and act and cavort and cry and all the things people (and other living things) can do.  Objects are fixed, predictable, unmalleable.  Objects are either working or broken.  Objects can be thrown away.

People are not objects, of course.

But we turn people into objects all the time.

Whenever we act like how we see, label, relate, or think of someone, and like the meaning they have for us is the right one, the true one, the one and only one, we’ve turned them into a thing.  An object.  An other.

We do this to our coworkers, management, professions, and the clerk at the store.  We do it to hobby groups, enthusiasts, and fans of a thing.  We do it to genders.  We do it to whole cities and whole countries just as readily as we do it to our siblings, parents, friends, neighbors, and lovers.

When we objectify, we exterminate.  The vital being entity that stands (metaphorically, perhaps) before us is snuffed out, and a thing is all that remains.

And the trouble is, we don’t treat things the same way as we treat people.

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Wonder Wednesday

October 10, 2018

A diary of math and wonderous (and amusing!) drawings:

… and it all culminates in this:

An 18th century chicken in trousers.

See the whole hilarious thread on twitter here from the Museum of English Rural Life

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Wonder Wednesday

September 26, 2018

 

Tunnel of light by MAD Architects

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Friendly Friday

September 21, 2018

Check out today’s Google Doodle!

Wonderful.  Rock on forever, Mr Rogers.