Listal - List the stuff you love! Movies, music, books Visual culture Visual Culture as an academic subject is a field of study that generally includes some combination of cultural studies, art history, critical theory, philosophy, and anthropology, by focusing on aspects of culture that rely on visual images. Overview Among theorists working within contemporary culture, this field of study often overlaps with film studies, psychoanalytic theory, gender studies, queer theory, and the study of television; it can also include video game studies, comics, traditional artistic media, advertising, the Internet, and any other medium that has a crucial visual component. The field’s versatility stems from the range of objects contained under the term “visual culture,” which aggregates “visual events in which information, meaning or pleasure is sought by the consumer in an interface with visual technology.” The term “visual technology” refers any media designed for purposes of perception or with the potential to augment our visual capability. Visualism
Q&A with Cindy Gallop: Tackling porn, feminism and big dreams Advertising whiz Cindy Gallop delivered one of the most talked-about talks at TED2009, so before it was posted the TED Blog had to snag her for an interview. Spirited as usual, she did not disappoint. Keep reading for answers on what people thought of MakeLoveNotPorn.com, Gallop’s bold position on feminism, her new project IfWeRanTheWorld and the story of her success. What sort of feedback have you gotten on MakeLoveNotPorn.com? What do people think of it? What MakeLoveNotPorn has in common with my other ventures is that when I encounter something that I feel very strongly about, I do something about it. As I make clear in my talk, MakeLoveNotPorn is designed to address an issue that would never have crossed my mind if I had not encountered it within my personal life and specifically, because I date younger men who tend to be in their twenties, who are part of Generation Y. I will say that I was extremely nervous before I gave my TEDTalk, and I was nervous for two reasons. So I did.
Combustible Celluloid - Guide to Cult Movies and Cult Films Army of Darkness (1993) The third film in Sam Raimi's Evil Dead trilogy features more zombies, more action, more laughs, and more kisses. With Bruce Campbell. "Gimme some sugar, baby!" Basket Case (1982) Frank Henelotter's amazing low-budget splatter comedy showcases Siamese twin brothers -- one normal, the other a squishy little beast who lives in a basket -- searching for revenge on the New York doctors who separated them. Battle Royale (2000) This mind-blowing Japanese film is endlessly entertaining, by turns gory and hilarious, disturbing and exciting. The Big Lebowski (1998) Any of the Coen Brothers' films could qualify as cult classics, but this one is both the most underappreciated and has the most fanatical following. Big Trouble in Little China (1986) John Carpenter's goofy kung-fu comic book adventure revels in its own silliness and features an amazing John Wayne-ish performance by Kurt Russell. The Black Cat (1934) Edgar G. Black Sunday (1960)Black Sunday (a.k.a.
How Changing Your Reading Habits Can Transform Your Health My favorite book is War and Peace. And I know what you're thinking: "Oh, another writer wanting people to think he’s all intellectual and highbrow." But it really is my favorite book, only not because it has 1,500 pages of unforgettable characters or a generational plot that is more compelling than that of any other book I’ve read. It’s because right before I started reading it, my life was in a rut. I had recently been passed over for a promotion at Apple and I had just been rejected by a graduate school I applied to. Two months later, I finished the book and immediately knew I had a new "favorite." But according to Dr Josie Billington, deputy director of the Centre for Research into Reading at the University of Liverpool, my experience wasn’t so odd. "Reading can offer richer, broader, and more complex models of experience, which enable people to view their own lives from a refreshed perspective and with renewed understanding," says Billington. Advertisement Billington agrees. 1. 2. 3.
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There is Something Better than Finding a Soulmate. They say that when we’re choosing a tennis partner it is best to find someone that plays better than us so that it will help to improve our game. Unfortunately, this kind of sucks for the better player if what they’re looking for is a challenge and the hope of improving their own game. Romantic love works pretty much the same way…sort of. Romantic love thrives best when both partners share a perception of equality between them and it struggles when we don’t. Perception of equality means something very different to equality in the traditional sense of the word. This type of equality is based on how both partners feel with and about each other. Different than “Soulmates”—a term which can have more of an esoteric, intangible, serendipitous quality to it—“Soul Equals” are on similar spiritual paths to each other. The two concepts often do merge, but not always. When the sh*t hits the fan, Soul Equals do not run, hide or blame—instead, they pause, reflect and talk. Relephant! Author: Debra Warshaw