“It’s tempting to read this as a dumbing down of the bully pulpit,” Shesol explains. “But it’s actually a sign of democratization. In the early Republic, presidents could assume that they were speaking to audiences made up mostly of men like themselves: educated, civic-minded landowners. These, of course, were the only Americans with the right to vote. But over time, the franchise expanded and presidential appeals had to reach a broader audience.”
David Fincher - And the Other Way is Wrong
from Tony Zhou
For sheer directorial craft, there are few people working today who can match David Fincher. And yet he describes his own process as “not what I do, but what I don’t do.” Join me today in answering the question: What does David Fincher not do?
Developers and writers alike want games about more things, and games by more people. We want — and we are getting, and will keep getting — tragicomedy, vignette, musicals, dream worlds, family tales, ethnographies, abstract art. We will get this, because we’re creating culture now. We are refusing to let anyone feel prohibited from participating.
“Gamer” isn’t just a dated demographic label that most people increasingly prefer not to use. Gamers are over. That’s why they’re so mad.
Art of the Title Sequence is featuring one of the greatest opening sequence for a tv show: The Million Dollar Man
Title designer Jack Cole:
There’s a major misconception about what we do — everybody thinks we sit around picking out typefaces and that’s the beginning and end of it. The truth of the matter is we create the opening sequence of the show. We create the texture, the backstory, the visual quality that is going to follow in the show. So we have a lot of things to do and also have to hook an audience into watching the show.
With the Ukraine crisis, we saw russian media play the propaganda game to an unprecedented level, whether ’tis in social media or through its own CNN: Russia Today.
Much as Yugoslavia and the second iraq war made quite an impression on the prowesses of US air superiority, pushing Russia to modernise her anti air capabilities, during the georgian war Russia woke up to the power and the need of a narrative controlled through the media.
Here’s Vladimir Putin on the western mainstream media, six years ago.