Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Critical Studies - Lecture Notes: Industrialization and innovation. - Part 3


| INTRODUCTION:
Everyone knows that the final part of a Triology is the best part - unless we're talking about Star Wars, where the best movie was clearly Empire Strikes Back.
But here we are at the end of my notes for Critical Studies with standard warnings re accuracy, spelling et al.
PART 1: Industrialization and innovation
PART 2: 19th Century New Zealand
PART 3: 19th Century Photography

Critical Studies - Lecture Notes: Industrialization and innovation. - Part 2


| INTRODUCTION:
Just like it says in the title.  This is part 2 of the Critical Studies notes, it kind of meanders all over the place and once again I refuse to make claims as to proper spelling, grammar or historical accuracy.PART 1: Industrialization and innovation
PART 2: 19th Century New Zealand
PART 3: 19th Century Photography

Critical Studies - Lecture Notes: Industrialization and innovation. - Part 1


| INTRODUCTION:
So much for this being a weekly blog :)  Here's the first part of the critical studies notes that I've finally found the time to work into some semblance of order.  However I make no promises regarding accuracy and/or factual information.  Cite me at your own risk.
PART 1: Industrialization and innovation
PART 2: 19th Century New Zealand
PART 3: 19th Century Photography

THE 19TH CENTURY:
PART 1: INDUSTRIALIZATION AND INNOVATION




Monday, 17 March 2014

Logotypes - Intermezzo Accoustica



For one of our papers we're working on the 48 hour film challenge.  Signing up was easy but now we're all champing at the bit to get started.
I found myself with some spare time the other day and scribbled down some ideas which eventually merged into a logo.

The only criteria for our team name was that it had to be something that we'd go to watch on a Saturday night which means that anyone out there who actually wants to form a band called Intermezzo Accoustica has already got 5 automatic fans.  (woo!)

UPDATE:  The bottom image is the one that is now the absolutely official and no backing out team logo.  I rearranged the body and neck of the uke a little bit but squashed and stretched the hole so that this is the shape which resembles an A rather than relying on the body.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Critical Studies - Aesthetics and Ethics Debate

| INTRODUCTION:
These are the notes that I took during the debate we had about aesthetics and ethics.  I'm pretty sure that I've managed to get everyone's contributions down but touch typing can only go so fast.  Therefore if I've left anything major out then left me know.







Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Art Course 2014 - Critical Studies: Classicism vs Romanticism

CRITICAL STUDIES - CLASSICISM VS ROMANTICISM


| INTRODUCTION:

Some notes I took from the lecture of Classicism and and Romanticism for the Critical Studies module of the course which have been organised into a semblance of coherency.
Naturally we got a question to write about at the end of it all and todays question was
'Should art have a moral message?'

I'll spare you my 300 word answer since it basically boils down to 'Maybe'



Friday, 21 February 2014

Strangers, Beatniks and assorted Wierdos.

| INTRODUCTION:
I live in a boarding house which sees a wide and varied collection of people and we all get along well except for the times when we don't. Over the past few months the landlord has been actively weeding out the worst of the drunks, stoners and anyone else who's crazy enough to be called irritating but not so crazy as to be called artistic and while this does mean that the house is a lot quieter [1] it also means that I have considerably less blog fodder.
Of course this list makes it seem as though the house is a hotbed of wacky people all involved with quasi-legal activities and I feel that I should point out that 99% of the people in the house are completely normal and boring while it's the 1% who spoil everything, as per usual.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

The analysis of The Little Mermaid Or How I learned to stop worrying and started loving seafood

The Analysis of:
The Little Mermaid
Or
How I learned to stop worrying and started loving seafood

| INTRODUCTION

Along with Goldilocks and Snow White the story of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersons has lasted so long is because it's one that fits so very easily into any age group.
For the very young there are the pretty mermaids and for the older children there's the love story.
The cynical child gets to hear about binding contracts with the forces of evil and for those of us who read it as adults there's the elephant in the room regarding the Disney adaptation.
[1]

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Grandiouse Theories - Bloodbanks

THE ADDRESSING OF THE ISSUE OF THE FAILINGS OF BLOOD BANKS, DRIVES AND DONATIONS WITH TOPICAL AND CONSIDERED SUGGESTIONS ABOUT WHAT MIGHT BE DONE TO REMEDY THIS SERIOUS SITUATION WITH THE INCLUSION OF SUFFICIENTLY ADVANCED NOTATIONS FOR THE SUFFICIENTLY ADVANCED OF BRAIN.

| INTRODUCTION:
It's that time again and around my city the call has gone out.
We need blood!" they cry and "Give blood today!”
When that doesn't work they switch to more pleading tones “Have you got blood? Because we need it" or even
"Just give us the red stuff and you will be instrumental in saving lives”
Before finally falling back on that old favorite, the guilt trip.
Remember that the life you save might well be your own." [1]