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[opinion] The Role of Art and Culture – Part 1

What is the difference between situation A and situation B? Two young women listening a guide in a room of the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice, Italy.A vintage colour illustration depicting an angry customer complaining about his meal to a waiter in a restaurant, circa 1910. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images) We are seeing two different… Continue reading [opinion] The Role of Art and Culture – Part 1

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[YT] “Robin Hood, King Arthur, and Hollywood’s Problem with Public Domain Properties” (Willems)

https://youtu.be/tdR_GU3Hi9U A challenging YouTube commentary! I would also add that both of these myths/legends - King Arthur and Robin Hood - evoke a joyful masculinity, which was lost after the World Wars. Not only did the ideals of honour and chivalry die but also the blind belief in the ability of man (both figuratively and… Continue reading [YT] “Robin Hood, King Arthur, and Hollywood’s Problem with Public Domain Properties” (Willems)

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[posting][original non-fiction] Artificial Intelligence and Human Enhancement: Exploring the Human in Alternative Identities

“Knocking at the doors of human perception” is how Tim Adams describes the exploration of human selfhood in the form of transhumanism. As traditional notions of “human” have been challenged by postmodern thought, which questions universal modes of meaning and legitimation (New Keywords, 270), a complex discourse regarding “the human” has arisen thanks to increased… Continue reading [posting][original non-fiction] Artificial Intelligence and Human Enhancement: Exploring the Human in Alternative Identities

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“All of us are engaged daily with works of art, even if we are neither professionals nor amateur artists. We read books, we listen to music, we look at posters, we admire flower arrangements. Art, as I am using the word, does not include just “high art”, that is, painting, sculpture, poetry, classical music, but also the more popular expressions – the novel, the theatre, the cinema, popular music and rock. In fact, there is a very real sense in which the Christian life itself should be our greatest work of art. Even for the great artist, the most crucial work of art is his life.”

-Art and the Bible, Francis Schaeffer, 49.

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[posting][school piece] The Role of Film in Art and Culture

Every other month or so, I sit down to re-watch one of my favourite artsy docufilm Oceans (Disneynature). Why do I watch it so often? What is it about this film that draws me back again and again? Why do people watch films? What role does film play within art and culture? Cultural theorists have… Continue reading [posting][school piece] The Role of Film in Art and Culture

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[posting][review] Black Panther’s Wakanda

Jackson Square Landmark Cinemas sold out Black Panther tickets for at least five days straight. I finally managed to find a showing one evening with three seats for my brother, my friend, and I. I was excited for a variety of reasons: I have always wanted to see a cat-themed superhero (Catman, for example); I… Continue reading [posting][review] Black Panther’s Wakanda

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[posting][SPOILERS!] An Interesting or Wishful Theory?

[Infinity War spoilers!!!] A crazy fan theory has surfaced: in a nutshell, Loki was faking it. Again. This theory argues that Loki was in fact the Hulk, who was sent to Earth by Heimdall. In this iteration, the Hulk is with Valkyrie all along with Korg and Miek, potentially returning to Earth in Avengers 4.… Continue reading [posting][SPOILERS!] An Interesting or Wishful Theory?