Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Intenet's Effect on Art

Change in the world is accelerating. One of the biggest changes and bringer of changes is the internet. So what happens when this great change meets an important part of our culture, such as art? The internet brings much more speed and immediacy. Instead of going to an art museum, we can just sit at our computer and look at pictures. Thus we often try to consume more art rather than spend time with each piece. Soon art becomes more of a commodity than actual art. As Jeremy Grant, a “found art” creator, says, “internet viewing of art doesn't ask the viewer to really spend time with art - to engage with it.” We can become so obsessed with finding art we like that we forget to look deeper into an art piece. Soon, artists have to fight to get noticed, and can start to create art for others instead of for themselves. Another thing the internet brings is more availability. People are able to access huge collections of art for free. More people are able to create, and types of art have become more varied. Art education has also become widely available, although (as with anything on the internet) some of the information is untrue. New tools and techniques have been developed, and the way we defined art was stretched more than it ever has been. Art is beginning to blur the lines between pop culture and art more than ever before. With more availability, art starts to become a sort of community where people around the world can experience and create art together and improve their craft. This raises question though; how deep and genuine can online relationships be? Shun-Luoi Fong, a photographer who explores the effects of community says, “I think the relationships can be genuine, but limited.” While we can connect with people and share our thoughts, our meeting can never contain the same energy as meeting someone in real life.
Lord of  the Rings fanart

The lines between pop culture and art are continually being blurred, and the internet has brought a whole new wave of pieces that do that, but it started before the internet was around (some people say that it started with Andy Warhol, but others argue it goes back even farther than that). One popular form that blurs the lines is fanart. Fanart is when artists take something (especially a character) that is not their own and depict it using their own medium. But recently, there has been some especially good fan art, some even surpassing their original forms. This brings into consideration that beauty and creativity can be expressed by many means. There are many other new forms of art brought about by technology, and again, we must remember, as Fong pu
Kingdom Hearts fanart
ts it, “they are tools, and can be used for good or ill.” Before the printing press was invented, books were seldom considered an art, but now that book availability has continually increased, books are often considered as art, whether they contain beautifully crafted pictures, poetry, or a meaningful story. As with all art though, Fong says “you have to be discerning, but that is true whether you are visiting a local museum with a limited collection, viewing a play on the stage, watching a movie in the theater, or consuming large amounts of art on the internet.” The world of art may be changing, We have more technology and people will continually try and go through their days faster and faster. But the true meaning of art will never completely change, even though many people will forget what art means.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

fire chapter three: the brain, the man, and the true heart

in one last effort for peace
fire, the plant, and water
gathered and told
all they remebered of
the secrts of the stars and sky
that old script

and fire dug a maze of tunnels
deep in the earth
and they piled
all the little the knew of the secrets
in the tunnels
and the knowledge
sealed the entrance to the maze
and would let no one in
exept the original star
because the heart of the earth
still loved the star.

and fire was jealous
and turned against the star
and shattered it
and a small five pointed fragment
fell to the heart
and in the peace they all gave something
to this small fragment
and the plant
reached down into the earth
with invisible roots
and gave a little knowlege

and the heart of the heart
looked inside
and gave love, hate,
sadness, loneliness,
kindness, fear,
and all emotion

and man was created
and his gretist trait was
and all emotion
and the invisible roots reached down
and the heart of the heart of the star
was the source of all emotion

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

fire chapter two: water

the heart came back,
and fire reached out and enveloped it
setting the heart on fire

the fire burned 
and reached deep into the heeart,
and burned
and mealted
and water sprang from the ground
and water was the essence of life
for all needed it

fire and water created the
fire was the
and water the

but the plant loved water more
and fire, jealous, burned plant
but plant spread its own seeds
all over the world
and fire has burned them ever since

fire and water fought
and created weather
fire the wind, heat, and thunder
water the clouds and rain
and they looked
at what they had made in their anger
and laughed
and made up

and fire and water saw
how beautiful creating was
and they mixed
and made blood
and fire made blood
the second essence
of life
the greater essence of life

and water doused fire,
and has done so ever since.
but water still loved life,
and water nourished all that lived.
and made fire hurt and burn
all that lived.


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Friday, May 30, 2014

Does it matter?

People don't need to be told
To stop hurting them selves
They need to be told
Why it matters


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

fire chapter one: the heart, words and light

heaven and hell collide,
and fire sloshes over the sides
white fire to purify
and black fire, that only hurts

it tries to purify,
but its too late

an explosion that never ends,
so strong
but it will eventually collapse
and explode inward,
for fire cannot only consume fire

the fingers of flame reach in and pull out the heart
and cast away,
but a heart cannot leave
it keeps being pulled back

the fingers of flame reach out
and scratch their plans on the sky,
to write words,

the words understood and
they bent matter
and void
and made light
and because words came from fire,
words gave fire light
and fire loved light

and fire made light
to light the world
and soon all anyone could see of words
were tiny points of words
and of light
and later
everyone wanted to write
and more words poured in.
and those first words were lost.