A Brief History of Political Cartoons This site is best viewed at a 1024 x 768 setting. S A T I R E: What is it? As you make your way through the following tasks, be sure to complete your Satire Worksheet. A: The Etymological Dictionary and the Standard Dictionary Go to an etymological dictionary and look up "satire." What is an etymological dictionary? Now go to three of the dictionaries below. The Oxford Dictionary The American Heritage Dictionary at Bartleby Answers dot com Not a dictionary but will work well Using the three definitions, write a "composite" definition in which you use parts of each. B: Types of Satire and Irony: Scavenger Hunt for Information 1. CLUE SITE: 2. 3. ______________ is a form of satire that imitates another work of art in order to ridicule it. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 14. 15.
Not just a girl….. » Jaime Moore photography So my amazing daughter, Emma, turned 5 last month, and I had been searching everywhere for new-creative inspiration for her 5yr pictures. I noticed quite a pattern of so many young girls dressing up as beautiful Disney Princesses, no matter where I looked 95% of the “ideas” were the “How to’s” of how to dress your little girl like a Disney Princess. Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Disney Princesses, from their beautiful dresses, perfect hair, gorgeous voices and most with ideal love stories in the mix you can’t help but become entranced with the characters. *NEW* February 7, 2014 - We are so thankful and overwhelmed by such an amazing response.
Midi-chlorian "Without the midi-chlorians, life could not exist, and we would have no knowledge of the Force. They continually speak to us, telling us the will of the Force. When you learn to quiet your mind, you'll hear them speaking to you." ―Qui-Gon Jinn, to Anakin Skywalker[src] Midi-chlorians were intelligent microscopic life forms that lived symbiotically inside the cells of all living things. Midi-chlorian counts were measured through a blood test; the Jedi used this method to locate Force-sensitive children before their Order was purged by the Galactic Empire. When not forbidden, studies of midi-chlorians occurred among those who could master the Force and those who could not. Biology "They live inside me?" ―Anakin Skywalker[src] The Sith virus known as the Sickness could alter the midi-chlorians within an infected individual. Plagueis' work with midi-chlorians was directly rooted in what was traditionally considered the Living Force, or those energies attached to the anima and the pneuma.
John Cleese on the 5 Factors to Make Your Life More Creative by Maria Popova “Creativity is not a talent. It is a way of operating.” Much has been said about how creativity works, its secrets, its origins, and what we can do to optimize ourselves for it. In this excerpt from his fantastic 1991 lecture, John Cleese offers a recipe for creativity, delivered with his signature blend of cultural insight and comedic genius. Space (“You can’t become playful, and therefore creative, if you’re under your usual pressures.”)Time (“It’s not enough to create space; you have to create your space for a specific period of time.”)Time (“Giving your mind as long as possible to come up with something original,” and learning to tolerate the discomfort of pondering time and indecision.)Confidence (“Nothing will stop you being creative so effectively as the fear of making a mistake.”)Humor (“The main evolutionary significance of humor is that it gets us from the closed mode to the open mode quicker than anything else.”) Creativity is not a talent. Thanks, Simon
Bantha Banthas were sturdy and easily domesticated beasts of burden that were found all over the galaxy. Anatomy Edit The bantha was one of the most adaptable herbivorous creatures in the galaxy and could be found on several worlds. Bulls tended to be larger than the cows and both genders grew a pair of spiral horns. The distinctive spiral horns of the bantha grew at the rate of a knob each year. Banthas used their dexterous, sensitive tongue, as a sort of hand used in pulling up grass and shrubs from the ground. Banthas traveled in herds of up to twenty-five individuals, led by the oldest, strongest female. Female banthas produced blue milk from mammary glands that was consumed by sentients as a drink. Banthas had three-nailed hooves that were typically trimmed by their owners. Banthas were harvested for their meat by workers or were put in animal nurseries for long-term sustained harvesting on multiple worlds. Subspecies Swamp banthas were brought to Ohma-D'un to help colonize the moon. Edit
Networked Knowledge and Combinatorial Creativity by Maria Popova Why creativity is like LEGO, or what Richard Dawkins has to do with Susan Sontag and Gandhi. In May, I had the pleasure of speaking at the wonderful Creative Mornings free lecture series masterminded by my studiomate Tina of Swiss Miss fame. I spoke about Networked Knowledge and Combinatorial Creativity, something at the heart of Brain Pickings and of increasing importance as we face our present information reality. The talk is now available online — full (approximate) transcript below, enhanced with images and links to all materials referenced in the talk. These are pages from the most famous florilegium, completed by Thomas of Ireland in the 14th century. In talking about these medieval manuscripts, Adam Gopnik writes in The New Yorker: Our minds were altered less by books than by index slips.” You may have heard this anecdote. Here’s the same sentiment from iconic designer Paula Scher on the creation of the famous Citi logo: Kind of LEGOs. And I like this last part.
Wampa "The kid ran into something, and it wasn't just the cold." Wampa ice creatures were carnivorous predatory reptomammals indigenous to the remote Outer Rim Territories ice planet Hoth. The bipedal beasts stood over two meters in height with shaggy white fur constantly stained by the blood and guts of slaughtered prey. Wampas were armed with jagged yellow teeth and deadly claws. While rarely seen away from their remote homeworld, wampas were known to have participated in illegal gladiatorial combat venues. Biology and appearance Edit "You're talking about a predator two and a half meters tall, sometimes weighing two hundred kilograms or more, with razor-sharp teeth and claws. ―Vesto Slipher, InterGalactic Banking Clan[src] Covered with shaggy white fur, standing at heights of up to three meters, and weighing an average of 150 kilograms, Hoth's wampa ice creatures were lethal predatory beasts. Subspecies Edit Behavior and intelligence Hunting patterns and ice cave habitat ―Unattributed[src]
100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design by Maria Popova From visual puns to the grid, or what Edward Tufte has to do with the invention of the fine print. Design history books abound, but they tend to be organized by chronology and focused on concrete -isms. From concepts like manifestos (#25), pictograms (#45), propaganda (#22), found typography (#38), and the Dieter-Rams-coined philosophy that “less is more” (#73) to favorite creators like Alex Steinweiss, Noma Bar, Saul Bass, Paula Scher, and Stefan Sagmeister, the sum of these carefully constructed parts amounts to an astute lens not only on what design is and does, but also on what it should be and do. Idea # 16: METAPHORIC LETTERING Trying to Look Good Limits My Life (2004), part of Stefan Sagmeister’s typographic project '20 Things I Have Learned in My Life So Far.' Idea # 83: PSYCHEDELIA Gebrauchsgraphik (1968). Idea # 31: RED WITH BLACK Heller and Vienne write in the introduction: Idea # 19: VISUAL PUNS Idea # 17: PASTICHE Idea # 80: TEEN MAGAZINES Idea # 25: MANIFESTOS
Exploring Satire with The Simpsons ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More Teacher Resources by Grade Your students can save their work with Student Interactives. More Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans Lesson Plan Overview Featured Resources From Theory to Practice Students are introduced to the idea of The Simpsons as satire by comparing what they did on a typical day to the things the Simpsons do in the opening segment of the show. back to top Analyzing Characters from The Simpsons character list: This handout provides instructions and character choices for an analysis of characters on The Simpsons. Further Reading Callahan, Meg, and Bronwen E.
NeuroKnitting | knitic by Varvara Guljajeva , Mar Canet , and Sebastian Mealla Special thanx to Sytse Wierenga! We have plotted brainwave activity into a knitted pattern. Using a wearable, non-invasive EEG headset, we recorded users’ affective states while listening to Bach’s “Goldberg Variations”, concretely the aria and its first seven variations. The audio was about 10 minutes long and we downsampled each second of the signal coming from the 14 channels of the EEG device. Three main features were measured: relaxation, excitement, and cognitive load. Why have we used music? Concerning the selected music, the first case study uses Bach’s Goldberg Variations as a stimuli for the users. The knitted garments picture the listener’s affective and cognitive states during the experiment. Neuro Knitting represents a novel way of personal, generative design and fabrication. More photos about the whole process here>> Authors Together they had brainstorm this art project to demonstrate art and science collaboration.
literaryfrequencies / Stealthy Criticism "Satire is stealthy criticism." Satire tries to persuade the reader to believe or to do something by showing the opposite view as absurd, vicious, or inhumane. Satire is partially so complex, because it addresses multiple audiences at once, with multiple intents. There are three audiences: 1. 2. 3. So, in keeping with the three audiences above, there are three intents for the author: 1. 2. 3. This is accomplished using some or all of the following techniques: tone: attitude of the writer toward his/her subject wit: humor in order to criticize, verbal cleverness sarcasm: use of language to hurt or ridicule; not subtle burlesque: work that ridicules people, or actions by mimickry and exaggeration parody: humorous imitation of serious works double entendre: similar to pun, a phrase that can be understood in either of two ways. zeugma: one word modifies or governs two or more words with different senses. "He was deep in thought and debt." "Doth sometimes counsel take and sometime tea." irony:
Do It: 20 Years of Famous Artists' Irreverent Instructions for Art Anyone Can Make by Maria Popova “Art is something that you encounter and you know it’s in a different kind of space from the rest of your life, but is directly connected to it.” One afternoon in 1993, legendary art critic, curator, and interviewer extraordinaire Hans Ulrich Obrist — mind of great wisdom on matters as diverse as the relationship between patterns and chance and the trouble with “curation” itself — sat down in Paris’s Café Select with fellow co-conspirers Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier, and the do it project was born: A series of instructional procedures by some of the greatest figures in contemporary art, designed for anyone to follow as a sort of DIY toolkit for creating boundary-expanding art. Over the twenty years that followed, manifestations of the project popped up in exhibitions around the world, from the most underground galleries to the most prestigious museums. RECIPE FOR BUCKY FULLER Skin but do not stone a peach. Sculptor Nairy Baghramian (2012): I. Start a rumor.