Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Singing characteristics

Songs are important and immediate messages, that refer to the more ancestral times of our history.

An important tank of suggestion is the Music Sheet Levy's Collection

Monday, October 25, 2010

Things & People: an Hyper_Index

- Bicycles
- Books: 1, 2, 3
- Cars
- Home appliances

- James Joyce
- Claude Lévi-Strauss
- Popeye & Olive Oyl, 1

- Dubai, 1

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Colors are appearances of life

颜色 (yánsè) is color in Chinese

"COLORS" is the title of a magazine. Visit the site.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Movies and Material Culture

- The Secret Life of Machines - The Vacuum Cleaner

- Jour de fete (1949), directed by Jacques Tati

- Ten Canoes (2006), Directed by Rolf de Heer and Peter Djigirr

- Les Triplettes de Belleville (2003), directed by Sylvain Chomet

- Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928), directed by Buster Keaton

- Acciaio (1933), directed by Walter Ruttmann

Instructions for Writing the Blog

Each Post must have:

- a Title, with a short phrase for curiosity
- a Picture, for appeal
- a Text, for explanation, but concise
- a set of Labels, for ginving the keys to the argument

List of the Arguments to be contained in the Posts (at least one Post for each):

- The couple of adjectives
- Translation in foreign languages
- Explication of the terms
- Synonyms
- Presence in mythology
- Proverbs and sentences
- Comics citations
- Literature citations
- Movies citations
- Song citations
- Title and book cover presences
- Agricultural vs Industrial Society
- Reference to materials
- Tools
- Measurement tools and units
- Things and objects
- Innovation and patents
- Product advertisement examples
- Time coordinates and chronologies

- A special attention must be paid for the intercultural relationship in order to compare the different points ov view around the central theme examined.

List of some Labels:

- Dictionary
- Literature
- Mythology
- Tales
- Innovation
- Patents
- Comics
- Proverbs
- Visual arts
- Movies
- Songs
- Things
- Places
- History
- Philosophy
- Measure
- Time

The Blog must refer to Things, i.e. material objects, because the focus is the MATERIAL CULTURE and its HISTORY.

The Blog must be interconnected with the others of the Class and with the Web in order to create a real Network

On the blackboard