Game Design: Abstraction in Simulation Mindy

Following my initial game proposal and discussion of philosophies and material components, this post will look at abstraction in game design. Abstraction     The game itself is based on an abstract concept. Simulation theory is something we are unlikely to ever prove and currently has more interest from a conspirator’s perspective than a scientific […]

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Graphic Disney Princess Photography Raises Awareness for Social Issues

Disney princesses have long been used in art as a symbol of ‘happily ever after’, but a New York photography student has taken this to a new level. The likes of Ariel, Belle and Cinderella live in perfect lands, but what happens when we pull them out of our children’s bedtime stories and place them […]

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Alternative & Experimental Cinema

Experimental, or ‘avante-garde’ cinema, is a model of film-making which steps outside archetypal cinematic conventions. It creatively explores non-linear formats of narrative. It began in the 1920’s, almost a century ago.

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Cinematography

Cinematography is the union of art and technology. Its techniques and practices cannot be judged alone. Effective cinematography is that which works for the film and its context. Roles on a film set which integrate to create cinematography include the screenwriter,  director, actors and producer above the line. Below the line, important roles include that […]

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The Sound of Technological Singularity

For my second instalment (view my first here) of Where I’m From, I decided to take a generational approach rather than a personal one. We are digital natives; we were effectively born inside computers and this has had a huge impact on the meaning of our lives. The world has become a computer in itself. This […]

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Memetics in Art History: Survival of the Dankest

Meme is to memetics as gene is to genetics; it’s the cultural transfer of information through nodes, with the survival of the fittest notion deciding the memetics which will survive, or trend. Internet memes are just one example; not the exhaustive constitution of memetics. The logic behind memetics is to examine the transfer of cultural material […]

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The Ups & Downs of Remoscope Footage

The remoscope focuses on the art of restraint; it contains a set of ‘rules’ for the artist, developed by the Lumiere Brothers (the two esh lads in the candid below): 60 seconds maximum duration The camera must be fixed on one frame (with a tripod) No sound No zoom, edit, or otherwise effects (source) Sounds pretty simple, huh? […]

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