I remember it was a couple of years ago now, that I was enjoying a small production screening of Australian short documentary films, made by young individuals studying the art. The vast, beautifully burnt orange floor of Australia stretched across the screen pulled by the direction of a steam train. Scenes of intricate hills and […]Read more "Plus one."
When I was younger, my dream job was to be a host on Getaway or the Great Outdoors. It included travel, real people…lifestyle or reality television, the idea of “factual entertainment” (Albert, 2014). The television was always on in the background while my family ate dinner together. We never went on a single one of […]Read more "Big brother, little sister, mum, dad, and friends are watching."
It is an innately human characteristic to use, and be inspired by the work of others. It is a concept in the broadest of senses, that being, creativity. To illustrate my point, two highly creative and influential men, shared the same philosophy. Steve Job’s reflected irony on Pablo Picasso’s infamous “Good artists copy, great artists […]Read more "Not Lost in Translation."
It is almost as if, we, as individuals and societies have removed limits and pushed the boundaries in whatever we desire. We seek to explore new and exciting aspects of life (Payne, 2013) We are ever expanding our knowledge and understanding of an idea, topic or situation relevant within the busy and vibrant world we […]Read more "A Crossover is more than painted lines on a road…"
Music speaks to the soul. Thousands of years ago, Plato highlighted music as a moral law, that “it gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination” (Plato, Brainy Quotes), over time this concept has continued to exist. Throughout the history of our world, particularly during the “violent struggles against white […]Read more "Music Resonates Resistance…"
Is globalisation white with black stripes or black with white stripes? In today’s modern and ever advancing world, there comes the question of whether globalisation, as Michael O’shaughnessy illustrates, is uniting “diverse communities” and fostering “progress” or if it diminishes the rich uniqueness and tradition of culture (O’shaughnessy). What is considered worldwide interconnectedness or an […]Read more "The world is in our eyes and over our minds…"
Google, the world wide web in general, YouTube, smartphones, iPhones, iPads… any Apple product really, Netflix, Amazon , the thermomixers of media and technology. Modern technologies and concepts such as (and not exclusively) these are bringing the world together and synthesizing the way we use media and our time. This, in general terms, is the […]Read more "Multitasking at its finest."