Here’s my video take on life on FIT in May 2009. I used word clouds from blog posts in the May archive (from all the different writers on FIT this month), from the About page, screenshots of videos and images posted on FIT, and images, and then edited them in with my trusty [...]more→
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How much is the $100 million dollars in budget cuts compared to the federal budget as a whole? This video imagines the budget as $100 in pennies to provide the answer.more→
So instead of writing a post inspired by a rereading of Bourdieu’s concept of habitus, I thought I would have a little more fun with my iMovie, and “vlog” instead of blogging. Here’s a short reflection on habitus through the scripts I have inhabited….and which have inhabited me.
Music: Jacques Dutronc, “Les cactus”
Habitus from [...]more→
“Mankind is no Island” by Jason van Genderen.more→
Let’s take a common term used in politics: “tax relief.” When George W. Bush took office, George Lakoff noticed that press releases started to use the term “tax relief.” He realized that the word relief invoked a frame — that of affliction. There has to be an afflicted party that is harmed, a reliever that [...]more→
Studying language and technology, it’s inevitable that the concept of memes will come up. Whether it’s rickrolling, LOLcats, or “25 random things…“, memes are a ubiquitous part of internet culture. So, I thought I’d start off this series with a great talk by Dan Dennett on “Ants, terrorism, and the awesome [...]more→
The video “The Child,” by French disc jockey Alex Gopher, created by Antoine Bardou-Jacquet (H5), is one of the most incredible videos I have ever seen. The world is visualized in words…skylines, taxis, people, elevators, roads, buildings…everything.
I have often thought about how texts mediate my world…and this video realizes that [...]more→
Bleeding pixels hit your screen! It’s created by “messing around with video compression keyframes and roughing up the data until a beautiful, choppy, psychedelic mess ensues.”
Check out “Evident Utensil” by Chairlift:
and Kanye West‘s new release, “Welcome to Heartbreak” :more→
quick video that teaches a pretty easy way to convert to/from binary and base 10:
and my joke of the day month:
There are only 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary, and those who don’t.more→
I just came away from the most prolonged and intense filmic experience of my life at the Pacific Film Archive.
As a part of the African Film Festival, they first screened a short, Coffee Colored Children (Ngozi Onwurah, U.K., 1988). The film traces two siblings who navigate lives as mixed children of a [...]more→
‘Twas the night before Christmas when Youki and Usree decided to do a bit of cross-continental liveblogging using Skype. They had planned to liveblog their views about a viral music video, an “Indian” version of the Twelve Days of Christmas (performed by an “animated” pop singer, Boymongoose), but, the “organic” nature of liveblogging, as [...]more→
My wife and I were looking at cell phone plans and commenting on how our current plan (that we got back when text messaging was brand new) charges us $1 per text message which is pretty high (but we pay $50 for 2 lines which is pretty low). Made me think of this video:
An article in the Telegraph, UK, covers what it calls a “growing backlash” in Germany against the popular trend of appropriating English words into German discourse, or what is called “Denglisch.” An increasingly globalized world, the spread of English-based technology, and a high rate of immigration into the country (there are some 10 [...]more→
thanks to Rick for forwarding this great video to his Writing and Technology class:more→