Loading. 2014. Hypertext Markup Language. By me.
A Farewell to (Hairy) Arms: Monsters, Inc. as Anti-War Allegory
Have we considered that US meddles in the Mideast not for oil but bc it actually runs on the energy of screams like the Monsters Inc world— brendan james (@deep_beige)July 24, 2014
Of the 1000 plus casualties of Operation Protective Edge, 206 have been children in Gaza, according to a July 26 United Nations report. The death of innocents is beyond comprehension, and the tactical and strategic objectives of such an operation, however noble and important they may be, cannot justify the amount of civilian blood shed. The amount of pain these families feel must be immense, too intense to bear. The Twitter user above poses an interesting point: with $121 billion in aid to Israel since the end of the Second World War, do we reap anything other than anguished screams from our investment?
If one holds that the slaughter of children, deliberate or not, is an atrocity, then it follows that the invasion of a child’s bedroom in the dead of night in order to extract energy from their palpable and understandable fear is also unacceptable. I contend that the 2001 Academy Award-winning film, Monsters, Inc. is a potent anti-war allegory that casts an often invisible party in the spotlight: the child at war.
I made this glitchy video for this song after seeing Annie Clark appear on The Colbert Report and talk about her latest album. I found her comments about how we can create an ideal self in the digital realm quite interesting, and wanted to show the corruption of our true selves through digitization with this video. Analog images created with a malfunctioning printer are distorted by found footage of a contemporary dance performance filmed many years ago. I hope to comment on the attempts we make to mask analog flaws with our digital projections and thus provide a visual companion to the song.
Students explore, highlight unique individuals on campus with popular Facebook page ‘Humans of UTD’ A student-run Facebook page called “Humans of UTD” has been growing in popularity for bringing th…
I took the photo, follow landcamel (also on Twitter!) for Sarah Larson, the author.
How much student debt is floating around out there, and how fast does it grow? Take a look. Originally published in The Mercury, 28 April 2014.
An Oregon couple rushed their ceremony because you spend a lot on a wedding and aren’t going to waste your money because of a little fire raging through your picturesque scenery, so I provide some context for these dramatic photos. I wish I could find attribution but the source failed to provide it.
The April 2 Supreme Court decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission removing the last remaining limits on political contributions is troubling for the future of American democracy. By c…
SCOTUS has been in the news lately for making poor decisions and here I write about another bad one from April.