From a paper titled “The Personification of Barack Obama” (written for a class assignment 2 days before election day). Here’s the concluding section, summarizing my thoughts and fears of what lies ahead for Barack Obama. … Through the careful manipulation of images and text, Barack Obama became the personification of American democratic ideals, legitimatized and […]Read more "The Change We Need…"
I was flipping through some of my old posts on shouck.com the other day, namely because its webhosting plan had officially expired and I wanted to see whether or not it was still “live.” It could take a few days before it’s cleared from the caches. I also noticed that it dropped on the google […]Read more "Bye Bye shouck.com…for now"
“For the first time-and this is the effect of the film-man has to operate with his whole living person, yet forgoing its aura. For aura is tied to his presence; there can be no replica of it. The aura which, on the stage, emanates from Macbeth, cannot be separated from the spectators from that of […]Read more "Aura of the actor and Film"
I’m taking a class taught by a Jon Taplin, who aside from blogging, also serves as consultant to the S’pore government (I figure either MDA or MICA in general. He’s been to the yet to be opened Fusionopolis) among other things. In class today, he presented a rather dire picture of America falling behind in […]Read more "How ah?"
What a cool way to post stuff! stevenbeelen.tumblr.com it’s totally untraditional. The usual layout text based taxonomy is totally replaced with a graphic seek and search that is really more appealing to one’s curiosity. The transmutation of the Mac/iphone environment makes it so much more cooler to click through. I feel so chic even though I’m only doing […]Read more "Coolness"