Monthly Archives: May 2011

This is no victimless art

By Laure Maron During last Friday’s class, we talked about some artists that pushed the boundaries of art to the extreme, some of them using animals to create ‘pieces of art’. An artist is someone who wants to communicate something … Continue reading

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The sensing body: Giraffe Neck Women

By Jessica Costa In Tuesday’s class we have talked about the sensing body, and how bodies can be a medium, how they can communicate.  According to the communication theorist Marshall McLuhan, media are the extensions of the human body.  The … Continue reading

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Identity and embodiment

By Agnieszka Miziolek  When I have read the chapter “Social Networking”, (pp. 232-237) I could not resist one thought- that the Internet is no longer an addition to our lives, something that is supposed to help us, for instance find … Continue reading

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Private sphere endangered?

By Laure Maron During the class of May 17th, we discussed the distinction Habermas, a German philosopher, made between two kinds of spheres: the public sphere and the private sphere. Private sphere is defined as being places where we are … Continue reading

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Glocalization: the case of the European brand Hamburger Restaurant Quick

By Jessica Costa In Friday’s class, we have talked about a new concept, the glocalization, which is the combination of the words “globalization” and “localization”.  According to investopedia.com, the term glocalization describes “a product or service that is developed and … Continue reading

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Art in cyberspace

by Agnieszka Miziołek Nowadays it is becoming more and more popular to present art with the use of the Internet and other digital devices. Since the Internet is such a powerful and widespread medium it seems almost unavoidable for art … Continue reading

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New media, new stories – The Art of Story-telling

by Karyen Chai Everyone loves stories! Children grow up, but they don’t grow out of their love for stories. Novelists make use of that to appeal to readers. We love stories because out memory stores pieces of information much better … Continue reading

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