Now, the making of a good compilation tape is a very subtle art. Many do’s and don’ts. First of all you’re using someone else’s poetry to express how you feel. This is a delicate thing. – Rob Gordon (John Cusack) … Continue reading
For my final project in my Digital Composition class we were supposed to take all of the lessons from the term and come up with an original way of showing what we had learned. I chose to do another detournement project. I took this video by the band Anti-Flag:
It is a social and political commentary by a band that takes themselves fairly seriously, so I decided to change the method of delivery and see how it changed the context of the message. I used the tool Xtranormal in order to make this countrified cartoon spoken word video:
It was a lot of work making this short video, but I am a little proud of how it turned out. It takes serious content and makes it almost laughable. I still prefer the original version, but I can appreciate how life takes itself a little too seriously at times and requires a bit of silliness every now and again.
Winter is a pain in my neck. The cold starts out as a shiver, and turns into an acute ache – arthritis maybe? Strangely enough, I can never remember what injury might have started my hatred of winter. I just … Continue reading
Throughout the term, our class has discussed the idea of being aware of the lenses we see literature through. I have employed a few basic techniques for looking at each work, but mostly I have been allowed to use my … Continue reading
“Bartleby, the Scrivener” by Herman Melville is a complex short story with few solidly agreed upon interpretations. At first reading, the character of Bartleby evokes sympathy — pity, even. He is a man without a home and without a purpose, … Continue reading
As a small child, family is a warm blanket that keeps out the chill and cuddles you in its folds. There is a certain implied invincibility. As an adult, the bond doesn’t always have the same level of comfort. At … Continue reading