Archive for March, 2008

Is this ART, or is it something else ?

March 11, 2008

In my time ill off I have spent a lot of time researching on the internet into different subjects, some mainstream and some which are on the very edges of human experience.

I have taken the time to look at a lot of art aswell to develop my tastes and find out what really interests me. There is a lot of very different and interesting lifestyles and mindsets represented out there and I have been surprised and amazed by much. It has been a time of self discovery for me.

Now to the point of this blog

In my searches I visited a lot of Photographic Artists websites as I like portrait art. I came across one particular artist who is responsible for the image above and the image on my page.

Now below is and image by the same Photographic Artist upon which I would like you to comment. As you can see it is a properly staged photograph, well lit, modelled, the make up perfect and a certain aura perposefully created.

What I want to ask you all is . . . . . . . . . . .

IS THIS PHOTOGRAPH ART OR, IS IT SOMETHING ELSE ?

What feelings does this image stir in you?

What message does it convey to you?

What message do you think the artist was trying to convey?

Do you feel it has value?

I am not offering my own commentary on it yet as I dont want to have the comments centred on any opinion I might have. So please feel free to comment from whatever standpoint and discuss in my blog comments.

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Microsoft vs AppleMac war rages on

March 7, 2008

Yes the age of battle between PC and Mac has taken a new twist in each company’s desire to control future technological markets

Here we see the latest prototypes from each company for the new line in Cyborg pets

PC Mac cats

As you can see Microsoft have come up with a feline called the PCat (left) whereas the Apple version (right) is known as the MACat

The staff at Computer Geek Weekly magazine have been given the exclusive rights to test run and review the prototypes in their mum’s basement

After extensive testing it was found that the PCat was a little bulky and slow and because of its lack of self propulsion it required a number of add-ons. A length of string was needed to drag it around the room. It also had a tendency to fall asleep for no reason

The MACat was more compact and comes in a range of body colours. The nifty little wheels were a plus point as it could negotiate it’s own way around the furniture in the basement although it got stuck at the interface of the lino and the carpet

All in all the MACat was a superior prototype and we hear in the pipeline Apple are developing the” iLegs” but it could be some years away. However word in the business world is that Microsoft have already done a deal with the world’s main hardware producers to exclusively produce their own verson. So you may want to buy that ball of string and floor polish if you are in the market for one of these pets


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