Author Archives: abennett64

Digital Design and Sovereignty

Instead of using my last post to review the projects that I made this semester, I’d like to talk about the way this class changed my perspective on the Internet and culture in general. I see the essential question that … Continue reading

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Copyright is a good idea. It’s the implementation that’s flawed.

RiP: A Remix Manifesto clearly lays out the case for copyright reform. I agree with the maker of the film and the remix artists featured in the documentary that copyright is too often used to protect the interests of big … Continue reading

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Being John Baldessari

The documentary”A Brief History of John Baldessari” is a short film that tries to imitate the experience of glancing at art pieces through the use of rapid cuts. “Brief History” is not trying to replicate the experience of contemplating a … Continue reading

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Everybody Has an Agenda and Sometimes We Film Them

Documentaries are films that claim to represent and reflect the world. No, that doesn’t really work. All films have to reflect and represent the world, because they’re cultural products created by people who live in a defined area in the … Continue reading

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Transparent Images

Here’s a fairly simple css trick that I plan on using to spice up my photo project: making images transparent until you mouse over them. It’s actually pretty easy to do, and there are ways to make it work on … Continue reading

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It’s Paulstretching Time!

Let’s say that there’s a small part of your audio clip that’s a little hard to hear. Your interviewee is speaking just a little too fast and you want to inspect a word they say at a very slow speed. … Continue reading

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Paragraphs Trump Paintings

In “Challenging Theories of Knowing”, Patricia Dunn states that traditional ideas about Composition rely heavily on the belief that writing is the best way of knowing things about the world, not just one way among many ways of knowing the world. She … Continue reading

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