Matthias, 17, Warwickshire. Comic Books, Reading, Music, Politics, Video Games, Rugby, Drama, Art, and several fandoms...
Saw Gravity on November the 8th - Genuinely one of THE BEST FILMS I HAVE SEEN. The camera-work is exquisite (first 20 odd mins is in ONE FRICKING SHOT), George Clooney is great, but Sandra Bullock… dammit. She’s so good it is just too much. Hats off, Cuaron. GO AND SEE IT IN 3D!!
Poor people stay poor because they do arts degrees.
Sophomore Engineering Student (via shitrichcollegekidssay)
Poor people stay poor because other artists have allowed the industry to degrade to a level that people drastically undervalue art. In graphic arts, an independent artist typically makes below minimum wage. So many people take advantage of starting out and struggling artists, that they offer “exposure” as compensation. Or a hideously low rate. I have had people offer to pay me just $5/page for color work. And they saw nothing wrong with this offer. This is for something that I typically spend 4-6 hours per page on. And there are artists out there so desperate for ANY money, they will accept those offers. And thus perpetuate the idea that this is okay.
No, poor people aren’t poor because they take art degrees. They’re poor because there are entitled assholes who take advantage of them so they can turn a bigger profit.
Art is everywhere. Try to imagine a world without it. Without graphics. Without font design. Without logos. Everything done in the same, bland typefaces, with no images and no sense of color. Artists are more than people who sit and make pretty pictures. They are what gives companies an image, an identity. So why are they treated like the lowest possible rank?
We can’t jump off bridges anymore because our iPhones will get ruined. We can’t take skinny dips in the ocean, because there’s no service on the beach and adventures aren’t real unless they’re on Instagram. Technology has doomed the spontaneity of adventure and we’re helping destroy it every time we Google, check-in, and hashtag.
Jeremy Glass, We Can’t Get Lost Anymore
i’m so sick of seeing people trash this generation for no other reason than that things aren’t the way they used to be. there’s this constant vitriolic stream of people snarling that selfies, check-ins and blogs are the death of culture, and i am bored of it.
the human desire to record and document experience is hardly new. without that urge we wouldn’t have art, music, dance, theatre. the world of electronics evolving around that to give us an even broader scope of options to preserve our unique view of the world and share it with others is a beautiful thing. despite a legion of cynical naysayers constantly shouting otherwise, i’ve not actually become immune to earth’s beauty or my own experiences in it. stop being terrified of change and development and calling it profound.
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Additionally, I’m not losing my sense of adventure every time I Google something, I’m feeding my thrist for knowledge. I have easy access to the most information that humanity has ever amassed, and you want me to not use that? Because let’s be real, my ancestors who had a “sense of adventure” were actually far more restricted in their travel. I can travel more widely and more cheaply than any point in human history, and you’re trying to imply that my “sense of adventure” has died because of the very technology that has made that possible?
Actually, how about this: my “sense of adventure” is tempered by the responsibilities and anxieties I carry far more than Google or check-ins or hashtags. My “sense of adventure” is tempered by the money I have (or rather don’t have) in my bank account. My “sense of adventure” is tempered by what society has taught me about traveling alone at night. My “sense of adventure” is tempered by the fact that a girl from my high school went on an adventure and ended up murdered, and whose family is still seeking justice because of the negligence of the local police department. My “sense of adventure” is the same as my ancestors’ “sense of adventure,” and it not this nostalgic retelling of history.
And how many of these naysayers have actually taken a trip like Steinbeck or William Least Heat-Moon? How many of them have jumped off a bridge? How many of them feel free to benefit from iPhones and Google and cell service and Instagram, but then criticize younger generations for taking full advantage of the world around them?
We can’t jump off bridges anymore because it’s against laws passed by older generations. We can’t take skinny dips in the ocean because it’s against laws passed by older generations, and adventures aren’t a reality for us because they often cost more money than we have. Technology has made travel more cheap and widespread than ever, and we helped destroy it when we weighed an entire generation down with the responsibilities of another.
Last time I checked jumping off bridges all willy nilly leads to a little thing called death as well, just sayin’
Also, if you ever shit on the omnipresence of maps via smartphone or gps device as losing our sense of wandering whateverthefuck, I will personally come vomit in your shoes. I used to be TERRIFIED to drive into a new city or a new part of a city, because what if I got lost? What if I couldn’t find the only street names I knew to get me where I needed to go? Etc. etc. etc. Now? Now I get a bit tense about it, but I’m not scared the way I used to be, because I know that if I get lost all I have to do is pull over, grab my phone, orient myself, plot a new route from where I am, and I’m good to go. If I’m feeling more adventurous or spontaneous, I can wander a bit without checking my map app, but the thing is, when I do that, it’s that I can CHOOSE to be lost now, because I don’t HAVE to be lost. Technology has made me feel safe enough to go on adventures because I now carry a personal lifeline to any information I could possibly need, right there in my pocket.
Also does this dipfuck really think people turn down opportunities to go do fun shit just because they can’t instagram it? Really? Jesus.
I love all the commentary above. Also not to mention that technology has made LIFE more accessible and safer for deaf people, and for people with other disabilities, as well.
Never mind for us poor fucks, Google Earth might be the only way for us to experience distant countries and see how they’re laid out and shit. I can zoom in on the street my Dad was born on in Germany, or the part of Malta where my Grandmother lived, or the little town in Scotland my Mum grew up in. You know, places I only had grainy old photos of previously, and heard about from my parents.
Technology is a boon. My nieces have smartphones, but you can bet when they visit I do something to engage their attention, so that they don’t even think about their smartphones.
There were seriously people, back in the day, that bemoaned radios and records. And before that it was the dangers of reading too many books. It happens every generation.
[Insert animated .gif of Garth from Wayne’s World saying, “We fear change.”]
I just read nimona after missing three uploads…
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NOELLE WHY WHY WHY!?!? Im pretending it isnt real.