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When’s the last time you saw a REALLY bad movie?
And I’m not talking about a B movie that’s so accidentally bad that you find amusement in it, you’ll find no Birdemics here. This is Noobz.
Noobz is a movie about ‘gamers’, I have to use quotes because I refuse to let this film define…
I can understand this person’s anger. At art college, I lost count of the number of images I saw of tits, vaginas, dicks spraying cum… the level of metaphorical and literal wank that goes on in art gives me the shits. Don’t stand there and tell me your work represents anything other than a cheap lazy-ass attempt to shock. I’d be far more shocked if you exhibited some talent.
For my art final in High school- we had to write a deep and meaningful blurb to be displayed next to our submission. I made this weird series of paper cut outs- they looked very Giger-y. In my blurb I basically said “There is no meaning behind this. No painful backstory about where I am from and who I am. I don’t need stupid story. I did it just ‘coz.”
I think I wrote it quite crudely though, and my teachers didn’t like it. I got a lot of high fives on the gallery night though.
Funnily enough I got like.. an 82% or something, which imo is a pretty good mark considering I didn’t make a very good submission and a bull shitted everything in the written exam.
Oh boy I remember doing HSC Visual Arts too. :V
I wish I could say that I did something as clever as Stick but anyone who has been to my place has probably seen those terrible, terrible scrawlings that a proud parent has hung up on the wall.
I do remember one girl from that year who was so fed up with the bullshittery she just did what she wanted and what she did were some really sweet oil-on-canvas portraits of cows. It was titled ‘cows’ and the description read ‘I like drawing cows’ - she received a really low mark but tbh, it was probably one of the best things that came out of that year.
Art Express (idk if anyone ever sees those) is both hilarious and mind-numbingly frustrating because it’s full to the brim of the sort of wankery Proto describes. There’s some unbelievable talent, ngl - but the descriptions! Oh man the descriptions…..
Sometimes I see people praising women who paint with their menstrual blood for being brave and I just want to shit right into their mouths.
Let me tell you about Edinboro’s printmaking majors holy shit
there was a print show/sale last semester
i swear to god half the gallery was just covered in penises
i don’t understand why but print majors seem to have this fixation with penises and I don’t??? Understand???
oh yeah and reminds me of when we had a class where we were required to do a performance art piece
basically if you did something stupid and said it represented the futility of life you were guaranteed at least a B
i remember seeing that print of robin the boy wonder jerking off last year and i thought that was bad
but then i actually had a printmaking class and there were just penises everywhere good lord
speaking of the performance art thing—jocelyn was in my group and we literally stood there spinning in circles for a minute and i think we got a good grade on it
I pent my past year studying art in Dundee, and I see where all you folks are coming from, except I saw a slightly different area of “shock art”.
When all of our final projects were being presented (we each picked a sound clip from the ones available and created our own visuals to them, be they through animatic, animation, stop-motion or live-action), I was horrified to see so many people with films depicting slashing wrists and fake blood leaking everywhere. As someone who’s been tempted to cut her wrists in the past, it was extremely uncomfortable for me.
Not to mention the one girl who had an (fake, but really convincing) image of her little sister hanging.
Now that I see this thread, I remember that I didn’t resort to shock tactics once, and I got C’s and D’s (and one B). Hmm ….
Robin, Carrie Kelley [ Dark Knight Returns Animated ]
Suzuki is updating his blog again?!
Hey! I’m not the only one who read Anime Club, nifty
How the fuck does Bill Nye expect this to happen? What do you want to do, force women to enroll in science courses, regardless of whether or not they want to do it? Just for the sake of having “enough” women? Why the fuck do these fractions matter so much? It’s not like people are holding guns to our head and threatening to kill us if we become interested in science.
Maybe, just maybe, a lot of us DON’T FUCKING WANT to be scientists. Is that a crime?
Hi there, princess-munchkin. Female engineering student here.
Bill Nye is not saying that you HAVE to be a scientist, and you are right that no one is holding a gun to my head because I am interested in science, but let me tell you some of the struggles of being a woman in the STEM fields.
1) Because I am a woman, I am not expected these fields. I first fully realized this when I was in high school, on my robotics team. See, although my robotics team was about 50% female, most of the women were part of the “business administration” side of things: finance, marketting, PR, membership, etc. Was this a problem? Absolutely not. But I was there to be an engineer, and specifically, to be the robot programmer. This was met with a lot of hesitation at first from some of the other students (all of whom happened to be male. This is not necessarily a bad thing.) You see, all of the robot programmers before me were guys. Computer programming is just a thing that guys do, or so they thought. Even after I had proved myself to the mentors on the team, many of the students still underestimated my abilities. There were rumors going around that I wouldn’t have been able to program the robot at all if the lead software mentor wasn’t there to help me. This was just flat-out false, but it wasn’t until I won an award for the team that the other students actually saw my merit.
2) There is not a lot of encouragement for women to go into these fields. I first noticed this when I was in elementary school. I was always interested in math, science, you name it, but many of my teachers and family members pushed that to the side for a long time. When I asked for legos for christmas, I would get ballet slippers. In fact, for a long time, I was training to be a professional dancer. I loved to dance. I loved math more, but no one seemed to notice that about me. It wasn’t until I had a long conversation with one particular teacher in high school that I decided to look into engineering. I had never even considered it as an option before, because no one decided to encourage me to pursue my interest in science. If it hadn’t been for that teacher, I would probably not be at the school I am at right now.
3) For a long time, Engineering/Science/Math WAS a “boys only” club. Let me tell you when some of the top technical schools and societies started letting women in:
- RPI, The oldest tech school in the country, founded in 1824. Started admitting women in 1942 to “replace men called to war.” Campus housing for women wasn’t constructed until 1966.
- Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honors Society - Founded in 1885. Started admitting women in 1968.
- Caltech - Currently rated #3 in undergraduate engineering. Founded in 1891. Started admitting women in 1970.
- Georgia Tech - Currently rated #5 in undergraduate engineering. Founded in 1885. Started admitting women in 1952.
Do you see the implications of this? Engineering has been a part of our society since around the late 1800s (in the case of RPI, since the 1820s), but women weren’t even allowed in for the most part until the 1950s, regardless of their merit.
4) Because of the fact that it was a “boys only” club for such a long time, there are not a lot of women engineers and scientists to look up to. When you’re reading your physics, chemistry, and math text books, the majority of those theories were came up with by men. It is true that much of our history was written by White Men, but this does not mean that the fact that there are few women scientists to look up does not matter.
So, as you can hopefully see, princess-munckin, or anyone else that shares the opinions of princess-munchkin, Bill Nye was not arguing that women that are not interested in STEM should go into those fields anyway. But he IS arguing against all of the systematic barriers set up against women who ARE interested in engineering and science. There are several women out there who are just as good as the boys at math and science, but will never pursue their interests because it just doesn’t seem like an option. That was me for a long time. I am super grateful for the fact that I fought against that, and that I ended up where I am.
if you don’t like science, fine. Don’t be a scientist. But if one day you have a daughter and she shows interest in being a scientist, PLEASE encourage her. Because Bill Nye is right, there needs to be more women scientists in the world.
There are way too many comics now that have the punchline of what is basically “lol I suck I hate myself”
It’s getting a bit depressing.
The only right way to mark “Confederate Memorial Day.”
Thanks to Jordan Farrar
Slavery was an American institution and racist policies and attitudes existed in America long after slavery (and do persist to this day). Anyone who burns the confederate flag should also burn the American flag for the sake of intellectual honesty. To burn only the confederate flag is a denial of history. “No, it wasn’t America that was racist and evil—it was some confederacy that existed for 4 years in the 1860’s.”