Monthly Archives: June 2013

A Super Cameo?

There has been a super discussion about whether or not Christopher Reeve made a one second cameo in, “Man of Steel.” Someone using the website Reddit recently laid out the frame-by-frame sequence where he believes 1978s Superman made an appearance in the 2013 theatrical adaptation of the greatest superhero of all-time. There was a YouTube video made of this split-second moment in the movie.

What do you think!?

“The Voices” of Empty “Idols”

The video below generally sums up the feelings of us who are not fans of singing competition shows like, “American Idol” and “The Voice.”

We don’t need future musical “idols.” We need singers and bands that are a combination of musicians, performers and storytellers who start from the ground level in a garage or music room in a school and work their way up to as big a venue as fans demand. This is a process that takes years and years of dedication, endurance and dealing with a variety of struggles in the real world of music, not weeks on a television show.

How can you distinguish between great bands/singers and competitors on, “The Voice” and “American Idol?” You can hear it in their voice.

What Will We Look Like in a Museum?

The incredible power of looking at a painting or sculpture is imagining what the artist was thinking over a period of time that took him or her from a blank sheet, or even nothing at all, to a colorful, even transcendent, finish. What was the thought process? The inspiration? The meaning?

Art is a fantastically ambiguous medium that stirs up emotions and reactions that range from happy and joyful to curious and confusing to sorrowful and heart-breaking to inspiring and magnificent. In some senses, art is universally objective and other times is purely subjective to the viewer.

Starry Night (of the 19th century) is beloved around the world. The perception of a vase from Ancient Greece with a story illustrated around the top rim is more subjective.

I wonder what the defining piece of art will be for the 21st century (so far)? What image or shapes will resonate with entire generations?

I have a strong inkling it won’t be a 2-dimensional painting or marble sculpture, but instead will be an experience.

Ask yourself: What is it like to live in the 21st century?

Whatever you decide, be inventive.

Define Efficiency

There are two options for researching the meaning of words: in a book or on a computer.

Which one do you think is more efficient? Are you leaning heavily towards the computer? Let’s conduct an experiment.

Using Google, type, “labyrinth definition.” After an exhaustive 0.31 seconds, there were approximately three million results for this specific search. Mind-boggling!

Now, using a hand-held dictionary, look up the word, “labyrinth.” While there was only one definition and it took a few seconds to locate, there are now tens of thousands of other words at your immediate convenience.

In this quest for a definition, but ultimately knowledge, which option cast a better, wider net?

Between the book and the computer, which one proves to be more of a labyrinth to an immediate abundance of information?

Mind-boggling indeed.