Date Created: May 12, 2010 Date Modified: May 12, 2010
Jackie asked us what her favorite quote from the readings was. When I first attempted the reading (cos it has really small print that i cant read cos im really old) one quote stood out to me
Adorno argues that popular music reinforces the hegemony of early 20th century industrial capitalism…
My notes in the margin of my reader next to that paragraph are:
In soviet Union, Music listens to you!
Im guessing that the former quote is the one that Jackie was refering to in the tute, the latter Im refering to the difference between the western pop music that renforces the former and Russian music that evolved seperate to western popular music. Sure Russian pop music uses some of western musics styling, but it also has roots in the older, more traditional Russian music–more ochesteral, more… “Operatic??”.
The reading also quotes T. Rose’s “A Style nobody can deal with: Politics, style and the post industrial city in hip-hop”:
… hip-hop artists use style as a form of identity formation which plays on class distinctions and heirachies by using commodities to claim the cultural terrain. Clothing and consumption rituals testify to the power of consumption as a means of cultural expression.
Date Created: May 4, 2010 Date Modified: May 4, 2010
Has a Game ever made you cry?
Yes. I admit to crying when playing. Im not rerefing to crying when the old commodore64 use to cheat and I would die prematurely, or when that fuc… bloody ghost would appear in bubble bobble. No I am admiting to crying as an emotional response to the plot. And it was not in days of antiquity when I was a kid on 8-bit tech, It was much more recent than that.
Fallout 3, I wasam still to July in my late 20′s. Early in the game you encounter Maggie, a young child living in the town of Megaton, she lives with a character called Billy Creel. When you talk to Maggie she tells you a story about how her family were killed and how Billy found her, this is told with child-like naivety, you can read between the lines of dialogue and see a story of a young girl whos parents have been murdered–by Billy, and a child kept as a trophy, subject to whatever abuses can be imagined. Its a sad moment, I cried.
However nobody else in the tutorial descussion admited to crying in a video game–they all could site instances that the game narrative created an emotional response, but to bring to tears–NONE. Perhaps its that I was adding in my own experiences dealing with sex abuse victums that struck me so much about that moment, or perhaps I am more emotional than those in my class. I put the question to a friend [via SMS] who has knowledge beyond the irratic functioning going on inside my head. I mean I am someone with diagnosed mental/emotional/general problems, it could be that Im just being a big wuss.
Games that had an emotional impact on me? shitloads, so many Im not listing them, but the closest to what your talking about (and springs to mind) is the scene in FF8 where you have to save Rinoa(?)from drifting out into space…
I then inquired if ts just me who is overly emotional (tho not in those words). The response was yes.
Date Created: May 3, 2010 Date Modified: January 7, 2013
Curves, Historgam, Selective Colour, Replace Colour, Channel Mixer, Gamma, Brightness and Contrast–So many ways to correct colour in photoshoop, however as I am the worlds greatest photographer, I never need to use these… SURE!
I took this pic when I was still getting use to the DSLR, its of my friends dog whos name I cannot divulge. As you can tell its overexposed.
I used Gamma to make it look less washed out
This pic of Perth hip-hop MC Xzact, was one I took on 35mm back when I was doing intro to photography, the scan is too bright but I never knew untill I brought an LCD monitor.
I adjusted the black by using curves–now you can see the grainyness of the film, and how dirty my lense was.
Date Created: May 3, 2010 Date Modified: July 16, 2013
Ok, Im being real lazy this morning. We are meant to do some simple annimations in Photoshop, but Im not really a keyframe kinda guy–Im more of a tweener who is learning the joys of moving off the timeline and doing all annimations with ActionScript… its easier and creates a better end product, and also smaller file sizes. This wabbit I knocked up in Macromedia Adobe Flash CS4, it was my first animation using CS4–tho I have done a few using MX 2004. Man that was a culture shock.
Date Created: January 12, 2010 Date Modified: July 16, 2013
this was originally posted on my old blogger account, the SWF was on my old domain so I needed to edit this…
it wa smy first attempt at AS3 on Flash CS4 (please gimme a MX Studio 2004 and some coffee–Ive made SWF’s out of less!) I did like the improved tablet support in Flash CS4 but I had a little dabble with AS3 and decided to jump on the “flash is dead” bandwagon…