Split Screen Sadness
And I don’t know where you went when you left me but Says here in the water you must be gone by now I can tell somehow One hand on the trigger of a telephone Wondering when the call comes Where you say it’s alright You got your heart right Maybe I’ll sleep inside my coat and Wait on the porch ‘til you come back home Oh, right I can’t find a flight We share the sadness...
Speaker: Burton Kramer
Last September 13th I had the opportunity to attend to a talk given by graphic designer Burton Kramer. Born in 1932, Kramer is a very well-known graphic designer who has a distinctive optical art way in his designs. The designer basically talked with us about his work during his lifetime and explained what things made him create his designs. He said he had always been interested in geometrics...
Obama on Instagram
In order to understand the rhetorical function of images in photo sharing applications, the following research questions is made: RQ: How do the images posted by politicians on photo sharing sites like Instagram function rhetorically within their campaign? Analysis For this purpose, the first thing that needed to be done was analyzing different images uploaded in Barack Obama’s account. The...
Presidential candidate Barack Obama on Instagram
Research Questions RQ1: How do images on photo-sharing applications, in this case Instagram, function in the rhetoric of the presidential candidate Barack Obama? RQ2: Which is the specific audience that the presidential candidate Barack Obama is trying to reach through the photo-sharing application Instagram? RQ3: How does the photo-sharing application Instagram help presidential candidate Barack...
Let the show begin: The Olympic Flame has been lighted. This international event is the major world’s sport competition. The Olympic Games have been celebrated since 776 B.C.E. with the first games held at Olympia, Greece. About 10,500 competitors from 204 nations compete in 35 different disciplines every four years. (Philip’s Encyclopedia, 2008). Opening ceremonies, hard-fought...
Frans Wildenhain (1905-1980)
Last Friday I went to see the Frans Wildenhain ceramics exhibition at RIT’s Bevier Gallery. The exhibition named “1950-75: Creative and Commercial American Ceramics at Mid-Century”, exposes a collection of modern design pottery. The moment you enter to the exhibition, you can appreciate several pieces of ceramic shown in the place. Something that caught my attention was that the...
If you ever find yourself on the RIT campus, a stainless steel and bronze sculpture might caught your attention. Located at the Administration Circle of the RIT, The Sentinel is the largest sculpture on any American university. It was built by Albert Paley in 2003. Disjointed pieces of metal form this model. The first time I looked at it, I could barely understand what it was. At a first glance...
Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to assist to a Design Conversation given by Canadian artist Burton Kramer. As I arrived to the Booth Hall at RIT, I realized that there was an exhibit from Kramer at the University Gallery. I was very interested to see it, but decided to go to the talk first. Kramer first started giving us a biography and telling us a little bit about his first jobs....
The Vancouver couple.
About a month ago, I ran into an image that really choked me. This picture wasn’t recently taken, so let’s say I found out a little bit late about this news. On June 15, 2011, there was a public disturbance that occurred in Vancouver, British Columbia. I’ve always said that sports fans are the worst fans and they are without a doubt, the most passionate. The riot started...
“You know, I know a liar when I see one because I am a liar.” -Cristina Yang
No one believes that their life will turn out just kind of okay. We all think we are going to be great. We are filled with expectation.. Expectations of the trails we will blaze, the people we will help, the difference we will will make. Great expectations of who we will be, where we will go and then we get there… We all think we’re going to be great and we feel a little bit robbed...
Tomorrow may be late... Do it today.
Growing from being a teenager to an adult in times of world ending announcements, may be one of the most exciting things that could be happening to us. Why is it that the human being only dares to do things by facing it’s most powerful fear?: Death. -I.
2011 was this →
I love humanity and my ability to lose faith on it.
“When you’re little, night time is scary because there are monsters hiding right under the bed. When you get older, the monsters, are different… self doubt, loneliness, regret… and though you may be older and wiser, you still find yourself scared of the dark Sleep. It’s the easiest thing to do. You just… close your eyes. But for so many of us, sleep seems out of...
“The joy of life consists of having always something to do, someone to love and something to hope”. Thomas Chalmers
“You know, I dream sometimes about flying. It starts out like I’m running really, really fast and I’m like superhuman and the terrain starts to get really rocky and steep and then I’m running so fast that my feet aren’t even touching the ground and I’m floating and it’s like this amazing, amazing feeling… I’m free, I’m safe. Then I realise: I’m completely alone. And then I wake up.”