Folksonomy | Space And Place is a structured repository of digital culture and creative practice. en-au Creative Commons License: (cc), Simon Perkins Sun, 29 Oct 2017 20:09:05 +1000 Sun, 29 Oct 2017 20:09:05 +1000 Constellations 2.0 60 Michael Glassco Contested images the politics and poetics of appropriation The dissertation traces the tactics of appropriation of Barbara Kruger The Billboard Liberation Front and Shepard Fairey as exemplars of transgression and commodification within the changing commercial conditions of neo-liberalism Their works tactics and strategies are emphasized as points of insight into the practices and conditions of subversion as well as the limits of hegemonic containment that reproduces the political and economic structure within which they operated The dissertation furthers and contributes to the theoretical and methodology of critical cultural studies as it emphasizes the role of the economy and ideology in reproducing the prevailing hegemonic order Critical cultural studies hinges on the concepts of hegemony as lived discursive and ideological struggles over meaning and communication resources within historically specific and socially structured contexts This framework emphasizes the poetics of appropriation - the use meaning and spaces of articulation of visual representations with the politics - the socio-economic and discursive conditions that reproduce the dominant social order Michael Glassco 2012 University of Iowa Sun, 29 Oct 2017 20:09:05 +1000 HyperNormalisation our retreat into a simplified version of the world The documentary is inspired by the unpredictable events of recent times ndash from the rise of Donald Trump to Brexit the war in Syria the endless migrant crisis and random bomb attacks It seeks to explain both why these chaotic events are happening and why we and our leaders can t understand them Curtis s theory is that Westerners - politicians journalists experts and members of the public alike - have retreated into a simplified and often completely fake version of the world But because it is all-encompassing we accept it as normal HyperNormalisation explores this hollow world by looking back at 40 years of events and profiling a diverse cast of characters such as the Assad dynasty Donald Trump Henry Kissinger Patti Smith the early performance artists in New York President Putin intelligent machines Japanese gangsters and suicide bombers Holly Barrett 22nd September 2016 Royal Television Society Tue, 18 Oct 2016 21:59:11 +1000 Herland the forgotten feminist classic from 1915 Charlotte Perkins Gilman s novel Herland is regarded by many as the pioneering feminist utopian novel Authored in 1915 but published as a monograph only in 1978 Herland is intended as a social critique and as a sociological theorist Gilman sees herself as a change agent for a better social life for women especially as well as society in general Like other intellectuals at the turn of the 20th century Gilman struggled to theorise her social vision whilst simultaneously placing great efforts at promoting her vision in a package that is attractive to the masses By self-consciously distancing herself from the intellectuals of her time she crafted her works as endeavours at transforming society With the utopian novel as her genre of choice Gilman provides readers with a deeper sense of understanding of the ills of a society that subscribes to and is fixated with masculinity As such it is the contention of this paper to discuss Gilman s second novel Herland as a feminist utopian novel critiquing some aspects of culture Gilman describes as androcentric and to briefly link the images portrayed by Gilman in Herland to the Jungian theory of archetypes with some reference to female archetypal images Shahizah Ismail Hamdan and Ravichandran Vengadasamy 2006 Shahizah Ismail Hamdan and Ravichandran Vengadasamy 2006 Herland and Charlotte Perkin Gilman s Utopian Social Vision of Women And Society e-BANGI Jurnal Sains Sosial dan Kemanusiaan 1 1 pp 1-8 ISSN 1823-884x Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:43:16 +1000 Project Soli control electronic devices without physical contact Google has unveiled an interaction sensor that uses radar to translate subtle hand movements into gesture controls for electronic devices with the potential to transform the way they re designed movie Project Soli was one of the developments revealed by Google s Advanced Technology and Progress ATAP group during the company s I O developer conference in San Francisco last week The team has created a tiny sensor that fits onto a chip The sensor is able to track sub-millimetre hand gestures at high speed and accuracy with radar and use them to control electronic devices without physical contact 2 June 2015 Dezeen Sun, 07 Jun 2015 17:43:53 +1000 Welcome to our corporate-controlled future Internet with Facebook Instant Articles et al There s a generational shift in technology happening right now From the open Web to native apps from desktops to mobile phones from platforms built on standards to platforms owned by corporations Let s call it the second Internet Here s what it looks like Facebook Instant Article That s right mdash it s Facebook More than 1 44 billion people use Facebook every month and almost a billion of them use it every day The majority do so via the Facebook app on their phones Think about that A decade ago the majority of people using the Internet were doing so on desktop computers or laptops accessing HTML and JavaScript websites Today a vast number mdash maybe not a majority but a lot mdash experience the Internet primarily through Facebook s mobile app That s why publishers like the New York Times Buzzfeed and National Geographic were so eager to test out Facebook s new Instant Articles platform This platform puts publishers stories directly into the Facebook app on iOS only for now where they load more quickly than they would if Facebook just linked to the publishers websites mdash which take an average of eight seconds to load Facebook says Instant Articles also offer a variety of snazzy tools for publishers to present their images and interactive elements Dylan Tweney 15 May 15 2015 VentureBeat Tue, 26 May 2015 11:45:43 +1000 Aboriginal People s Relationship to Land Every different clan group has stories about their beginnings Stories are like our archives detailing how Creator Beings from under the earth arose to shape the land and to create the landscape There are myriad variations of the story but the theme stays the same The whole surface of the earth was like a moonscape no features no flora and fauna just bare open plain But there were Creator Beings sleeping in a state of potentiality just under the surface At a certain time they were disturbed whereupon their potentiality transformed into actuality and they arose out of the ground When they finally emerged they were very big and tall These beings were spirit ancestors of many of the varieties of flora and fauna especially large animals in Australia When this emergence was completed the spirit ancestors started to interact with one another fighting dancing running about making love killing All of this activity shaped the Australian landscape as we know it today Throughout this period humans remained asleep in various embryonic forms in a state like a kind of proto-humanity They were awakened by all the activity above the Creator Beings helped these proto-humans to become fully human teaching them the Laws of custodianship of land the Laws of kinship of marriage of correct ceremonies-they gave them every kind of knowledge they needed to look after the land and to have a stable society When this work was finished the Creator Beings went back into the land where they all still remain in the same eternal sleep from which they awakened at the beginning of time The locations to which they returned have always been and are still today regarded as very important sacred sites Wherever the Creator Beings travelled they left tracks or some kind of evidence of themselves These traces determined the identity of the people In other words every Aboriginal person has a part of the essence of one of the original creative spirits who formed the Australian landscape Therefore each person has a charter of custodianship empowering them and making them responsible for renewing that part of the flora and its fauna The details of this metaphysics varied widely across the land with the physical environment but the spiritual basis-the understanding that what separates humans from animals is the fact that each human bears a creative and spiritual identity which still resides in land itself-provided and still provides in many places the religious social political and economic force throughout Aboriginal Australia Mary Graham 2008 Australian Humanities Review 45 November 2008 Mary Graham Philosophical Underpinnings of Aboriginal Worldviews This essay was originally published in Worldviews Environment Culture Religion 3 1999 105-118 Sat, 02 May 2015 10:07:45 +1000 Berta C aacute ceres 2015 Goldman Prize Recipient South and Central America In a country with growing socioeconomic inequality and human rights violations Berta C aacute ceres rallied the indigenous Lenca people of Honduras and waged a grassroots campaign that successfully pressured the world rsquo s largest dam builder to pull out of the Agua Zarca Dam Goldman Environmental Foundation Fri, 01 May 2015 12:44:55 +1000 Inside the White Cube The Ideology of the Gallery Space A gallery is constructed along laws as rigorous as those for build shy ing a medieval church The outside world must not come in so windows are usually sealed off Walls are painted white The ceil shy ing becomes the source of light The wooden floor is polished so that you click along clinically or carpeted so that you pad soundlessly resting the feet while the eyes have at the wall The art is free as the saying used to go to take on its own life The discreet desk may be the only piece of furniture In this context a standing ashtray becomes almost a sacred object just as the firehose in a modern museum looks not like a firehose but an esthetic conundrum Modernism s transposition of perception from life to formal values is complete This of course is one of modernism s fatal diseases Brian O Doherty 1986 Brian O Doherty 1986 Inside the White Cube The Ideology of the Gallery Space The Lapis Press Sat, 21 Mar 2015 14:29:01 +1000 Edward Tufte Envisioning Information Sat, 21 Mar 2015 12:36:08 +1000 Interactive installation created by Brother System for the Centre Commercial Les Rives de l Orne launch 2013 Sun, 01 Feb 2015 10:55:29 +1000 Russian Ark single-take historical film drama Sun, 14 Dec 2014 12:59:37 +1000 Sex Criminals high-concept comic book about time freezing deviance Suzie s a normal girl with an extraordinary ability when she has sex she stops time One night she meets Jon who has the same gift And so they do what any other sex ndash having time ndash stopping couple would do they rob banks Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:13:44 +1000 Daniel Crooks digital divisionism and image transposition Mon, 08 Dec 2014 01:12:26 +1000 ActiWait gamifying a pedestrian crossing with interactive pong game ActiWait makes waiting at the crosswalk for the signal to change more fun The game is played while the light is red for the waiting pedestrians a touch screen is mounted on two signal posts opposite one another It is operated with your finger Modeled after Pong the computer game that has long since become a classic there are two bars on the display with which ndash moved with your finger ndash a ball can be batted back and forth You get a point for every time your opponent misses the ball In other words this is a classic game with a new look and perhaps most surprising in a very different environment Another charming part of the game the opponents meet completely spontaneously and randomly without knowing each other The idea for the project was first visualized in 2012 in a short video clip in which the situation was simulated to look very life ndash like In actual fact the video presentation was a perfectly crafted synthesis of animation and real images The simulation was developed on the computer and projected onto the traffic ndash signal buttons filmed with a green screen HAWK Press Office Sun, 07 Dec 2014 21:20:23 +1000 Videographer uses drone to capture footage of Pripyat Chernobyl Some tragedies never end Ask people to name a nuclear disaster and most will probably point to Fukushima in Japan three years ago The nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl in Ukraine was 30 years ago but the crisis is still with us today That s because radiation virtually never dies After the explosion in 1986 the Soviets built a primitive sarcophagus a tomb to cover the stricken reactor But it wasn t meant to last very long and it hasn t Engineers say there is still enough radioactive material in there to cause widespread contamination For the last five years a massive project has been underway to seal the reactor permanently But the undertaking is three quarters of a billion dollars short and the completion date has been delayed repeatedly Thirty years later Chernobyl s crippled reactor still has the power to kill Bob Simon 23 November 2014 CBS News Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:48:57 +1000