THE POSITIVE IMPACT OF INTERNET
jeudi 19 septembre 2013
WHEN TECHNOLOGY IS MISSING
-Two people are stuck on a escalator in a place that seems literally empty. The man looks annoyed. He might be an office warker walking to this job. The woman claims that she's already late, so for her this is the last straw (that's breaks the camel's back). At one point, she's about to cry and asks for a phone, screams for help. In short, the two of them look helpless, clueless, powerless even hopeless.
We can relate this situation to a fairly common one in real life: getting struck in/on an elevator. The difference is, however, that in this situation, people have a right to feel panicky/ freak over/ panic. Where as on an escalator, there is no reason at all to panic/be scared. The video points out increasing reliance of human beings on technology. If it goes missing, it is as if a crutch had been taken away, so these two people cannot ever climb/walk up the escalator, which would be the normal thing to do. We could also think that technological progress makes humans lazy or at least less to take initiatives/ think by themselves inclined to make efforts.
WHEN TECHNOLOGY IS TOO MUCH
-This video is structured around two main narrative voices and a character illustrating what the voice-over says while a singer often simply repeats what's just been said.
-The setting is a christian home and church, so this particular context is particularly meaningful. We can notice on various occasions that the main character is addicted to high-tech products, mostly smartphones.
-He is show as a family man unable to interact with his wife, except through texting. He is also shown as a church-goer incapable of attending worship without all his phones vibrating all the time, making him look like he's full of the holy spirit.
- Finally, he is deputed as a computer geek whose life has become extremely complicates instead of having been simplified.
-Basically, this video means that high technology has become a religion for many people, even Christians who are not supposed to be materialistic.
-Then, in a Christian lifestyle, quite a few church-goers and believers tend to focus more on a materialistic issues than spiritual ones.
-We can add that technology reigns supreme for many people who venerate it as a God enlightening his followers.
The question is....is the real progress for humanity ?
lundi 16 septembre 2013
This document is a cartoon and there is no apparent date shown. It tackles the issue of the power of internet.
We can see that we are on the Festival de Cannes and there is possibly one actor with his friends. Next to them, one fan who want a autograph and he said that he have pirated all the actor's movies.
It is composed of a caricatural. On the middle of the document we can see a ballon. In the top left, the enter of the festival who is indicated us the place. On the background, the crowd with the photographers and finally on the middle, the three principal persons.
The author wants to raise people's consciousness of the importance of internet and to make people sensitive to explain that the pirated, destroy all this cinema, music, author...
The message put across by the author I think is that I have just say, the pirated is a bad things !
My view on the subject is that the human always search the simplicity because everybody pirate all the movies and musics, and I do it, but we have to take conscious that all of us, kill the art world.