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|Submitted by lindseyd on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 - 15:25 |
Here is my video collage. It is kind of an awareness/makes-you-think ensemble of pictures about homelessness in our society. I'm not exactly sure what inspired me to make a collage about this topic, but it is something I really don't know that much about and something I feel we often overlook.
Homelessness Video Collage .
It is not the happiest video collage, but it really reminds you how much we, middle-class Americans, take so many things for granted. Can you imagine living on the streets? Not ever having enough to eat, and no where to sleep in the winter? Homelessness is of course a product of poverty, and unfortunately the "poverty" problem in this world has not been solved yet. In fact, it probably never will be solved. But there are things that we can do to help people in need, people with out homes. I find so often that we scorn and judge and ignore these people. In boundaries of safety of course, I think we should be compassionate toward those who have a very difficult living situation. Also, we should never forget how blessed we are...to be here at Carolina, to have a place to live, to have food...the list goes on and on.
|Submitted by lindseyd on Thursday, April 6, 2006 - 20:54 |
So here are the two videos I viewed.
Spice girls "guys"
This one is very amateur- probably made by some high school guys. It's kind of alarming how well they know the words to the song. They were obviously really bored...or they secretly aspire to be the Spice Girls. Humorous, but stupid.
25th annual sample gum chew-off This clip is disgusting. Ew. Who would make a movie about chewing up packs and packs of gum, and then show the huge wad of gum that is the result? Some people have no class.
|Submitted by lindseyd on Monday, April 3, 2006 - 05:11 |
I really enjoyed watching "North by Northwest." Though I took some notes while watching it, it's still kind of hard to get the big picture about his filmmaking from just watching it once, so I thought I might explore. While doing a little research on Hitchcock film techniques, I came across this interesting concept known as the "MacGuffin" technique. I got kind of excited when I found this technique, simply because it has an official name and everything! I know I didn't just pull it out of the air. I read about it, and I thought it really does apply to North by Northwest. It's an intersting technique.
|Submitted by lindseyd on Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 04:29 |
This is my mid-term portfolio! We have certainly done a lot this semester. I have thoroughly enjoyed this class thus far.
These are posted in order from the most recent to the oldest. These are not ALL my blog postings, just some of the ones I liked.
I wish I were Fashion Savvy
I really enjoyed looking at Leigh Ellen's Chanel photoessay. It gave me a chance not only learn a little bit about Chanel and designer fashion, but really think about how fashion plays such an important role in our society.
Cell Phone Photoessay Comment
|Submitted by lindseyd on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 15:56 |
I think I'm finally starting to get the hang of this photoessay thing! Took me a while. Okay, so I'm posting the link to what I've done so far. I still have some "essay tweaking" to do...and I need to finish the last couple pages. But if you want to look and/or offer suggestions, please do. Thanks!
|Submitted by lindseyd on Thursday, March 9, 2006 - 17:09 |
Here is a super rough draft (aka work in progress...it's not really near done) of my photoessay. I was having technical difficulties, so I got a little behind. Anyway, it's kind of a depressing topic- the genocide in Sudan- but hopefully educational.
click here for Photoessay
|Submitted by lindseyd on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 06:00 |
I've decided that I'm going to do my photo essay on the genocide going on in Darfur, Sudan. I want to explore what exactly is going on over there, and analyze how other governments and citizens are reacting to this awful genocide. I might even bring in some comparisons with how the world reacted to things like the Bosnian/Serbian genocide, and the Holocaust.
|Submitted by lindseyd on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 04:38 |
I have three very different ideas for my photo essay: something to do with Pearl harbor and its impact on American history, how plastic surgery has become ingrained into American culture, or about horrible genocide in Sudan. I've been able to find a couple of pictures on each...I just can't decide! I think I'm going to sleep on it tonight and make a definite decision in the morning. I'm leaning toward the Sudan, mostly because I think the research will be good for me. At the same time, the other 2 topics interest me as well...ah. This is hard.
|Submitted by lindseyd on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 02:51 |
a reminder to the Shel Silverstein girls-
we're re-recording our podcast at the end of class on Tuesday!! Bring your notes for the podcast...hopefully we still all have everything:) And chances are, it will go even more smoothly than the first! See you Tuesday!
|Submitted by lindseyd on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 03:47 |
I couldn't get my collage to upload. It's saved on my laptop harddrive as "collage.Spp". anyone know why it won't work? Why isn't it a .jpg file? I'll bring my computer to class tomorrow...maybe someone can help me out.
|Submitted by lindseyd on Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 16:01 |
I have yet to search for images in regard to my "identity" but- wow- what a tough assignment! When it comes to stuff like this, I never know whether to put things that literally refelct my interests- like volleyball or music- or do I have to dig deeper than that? How do you find a picture that captures who you are? I know a picture is worth a thousand words, as the cliche goes, but I was just wondering how you guys were approaching this identity assignment. It is really cool how we use images to represent things, but think about it. A picture might mean one thing to one person and something totally different to another person! So how will anyone really understand what you are representing from your image? I guess that's where artistic interpretation and creativity come in.
|Submitted by lindseyd on Thursday, February 9, 2006 - 22:18 |
Wow. That article by Bordo was very powerful. Everything she said was very pertinent. I particularly thought it was interesting how she emphasized how immune we become to the images with which we are surrounded on a daily- or momentary- basis. We don't even realize how aesthetically obsessed our culture is because we have grown up with it. And even if you don't go to the extreme of dealing with an eating disorder, you are still affected by this constant pressure to be pretty and thin.
On a personal level, I can certainly say that I do not have an eating disorder...but I catch myself thinking about ways to be thinner or how I can cut back on calories or exercise more.
|Submitted by lindseyd on Wednesday, February 1, 2006 - 23:12 |
Okay, so this is mostly for the girls in the Shel Silversteign group (from the table at the front of the room). I think I'm going to analyze/talk about "Peanut-Butter Sandwich" if that's okay. I've come up with some stuff about the rhyme scheme and diction and structure, as well as the morals and lessons it teaches little kids. I could read the poem and share my analysis perhaps as some kind of litereary critic, fellow poet, or english professor, or even english teacher? I think if I just read it as "Lindsey" that might not have the same effect. So as of now, is our podcast outline looking kind of like this:
|Submitted by lindseyd on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 02:39 |
So, for this podcast assignment, it looks like we're supposed to analyze or talk about poetry or a certain poet. I must admit that I have always been a little intimidated by poetry (I'm not what you would call an "English" person...more so a "math" person). I'm always afraid I'm going to misinterpret or misunderstand the author's intended message. Do any of you have favorite poets or poetry? I remember reading some fun poems in English class last year...but I can't remember who they were by! Also, do you know if this poetry has to be of a certain genre or time period for this assignment? Could we do something about Shakespearean sonnets? Or Shel Silverstein? Or William Blake? Hm.
|Submitted by lindseyd on Monday, January 23, 2006 - 01:50||playlist |
My playlist shows the progression of a heartbreak or a break-up. It's something almost everyone goes through, so it's a fairly relevant topic. However, I found some songs that kind of point out the chronological stages of a break-up. The songs I chose progress from hurt and anger, to a need to forget, to an acceptance of the situation, to a new confidence and an empowerment of individuality. Though the speakers of the songs have slightly different situations, point of views, and are of different sexes, they are all linked together by this very human idea of coping with heartache.
So much depends upon. . . .
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