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Today in class we agreed that there are less options in terms of directing/controlling focus on the stage than in the cinema.  I want to bring up the way lighting is used on stage.  Though it does convey emotional reaction with color and mood, etc., I primarily want to focus on how it’s used to…

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What: A Special Presentation Who: Stelarc When: October 24, 2007 @ 7:30pm Where: Fine Arts Building Room 015 “Stelarc, one of the world’s most innovative artists, has been performing and creating multidisciplinary projects internationally since the late 1960’s… his goal has been to look at the body as a tool that can be enhanced by…

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I know in class we sort of focused on how macro and micro were different. We used the example for macro that an author doesn’t really write a novel, but that the novel is essentially produced by the author’s position in society and outside factors like economics. And micro is focusing on the individual versus…

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I’d like to go back to the subject of Erik’s example about material vs. tool vs. designer with the tool being a hammer, wood the material, and the carpenter the specific “designer.” Though it seems clear, remember we reached a point where the line begins to blur between material and tool; for example, a hammer…

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When Jeff was talking about how early film was just a single uncut scene (the factory workers leaving for the day) and the revolution of film through montage, I thought about how, interestingly enough, we’ve almost come around back to the beginning. Maybe only among the super nerdy film circles, you’ll hear about how blank…

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