Everyone has a pedestal. Some, however, situate themselves on ornate ones rightfully reserved for the busts of Roman emperors. The worst offenders are the individuals who make up what social and economic theorist Richard Florida describes as the creative class, a sector of the workforce consisting of highly-educated individuals whose professions rely primarily on intellectual … [Read more...] about Brain Fodder: 1000 TED Talks, 6 Words
Archives for September 2012
By Makiah Green NBC's Parenthood finally aired for its Season 4 premiere on September 11, 2012. The family drama jumped right back into the fun-loving and argument intensive action that has engaged viewers for three phenomenal seasons. Now that the show has established itself as a genuine Braverman-centered portrayal of family and parenthood, show creators have started … [Read more...] about TV Culture: Diversifying “Parenthood”
The first decade of the 20th century introduced a very rich variation of language into society while at the same time reshuffling old words and phrases to suit the new variation of people. Like any era, the transformative 1900s are just an exciting bricolage of past utterings and superstitions, smartened up to catchy openings such as “how’s tricks.” Though the phrase might put … [Read more...] about New Slang: A Continuation of 1900s Colloquialisms
By Ashley Huggins People often like to think themselves more creative than they actually are; all too often, the same themes and storylines seem to appear in various forms, be it film, television, literature, art, even social media. Despite similar themes being echoed in all of these formats, people keep finding more unique, unexpected places to create. Classic literature, … [Read more...] about Modern Classics: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
If God were to create the world today, he would probably use Autodesk Maya. The 3D computer graphics software allows users to create anything they can imagine and breathe life into their creations with animation. It is used by special effects artists, animators and architects to create objects, characters, buildings and whole virtual worlds. When you open the program for … [Read more...] about Learning 3D: The Seven Days of Creation… Modernized.