An artist must be like god: able to make something from nothing. Not just anything, either, but something profound, engaging, beautiful, and so on. It has been a long-standing debate in the creative world as to whether using fiction to express ideas obscures and overshadows them(as in, people watch a futuristic science fiction film for its special effects, action, and so on, rather than its larger themes, commentary on mankind, and so on, even though the latter was the portion much more emphasized; in literature, readers seeking similarly outlandish subjects not for what they represent or seek to communicate but simply for their fantastical nature) or benefits them, allowing for creative allegory, use of characters and situations to express what mere words cannot, immunity from censorship(by allowing one to criticize something real without directly mentioning it), and even the notion that more truth can be found in fiction than in reality(take, for example, corporate or state owned or controlled media with incentives against a writer such as George Orwell), since there is no reason to sugarcoat: one can be as harshly critical of anything real, so long as it wearing the guise of fiction. 197 more words
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Last Saturday I attended Jeff Wall’s talk at the Stedelijk, in which he discussed something about the artistic process behind his images. It was interesting to learn that many of them are developed from particular real-life moments which have struck Wall as somehow significant. 429 more words
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Too much content that is written for online consumption has no real meaning. Previous iterations of Google s algorithm rewarded voluminous content stuffed with keywords rather than information, and law firm marketing companies stepped up to the challenge, producing long pages of mostly repetitive, generic copy. 116 more words
This article covers some thoughts about gathering readership’ feedback through email interview in the context of reviewing content, which addresses an international audience, where most of the readers are non-English native speakers. 741 more words