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Animation Obsessive 1345 implied HN points 02 Feb 24
  1. Robert Sahakyants was an influential animator known for his surreal, psychedelic, and stream-of-consciousness style.
  2. He was unique in the Soviet animation scene for coming from Armenia and not the more common regions like Russia or Ukraine.
  3. Sahakyants creatively employed transformations in his work to create effects that were ahead of his time before the advent of computer animation.
Chartbook 357 implied HN points 08 Mar 24
  1. The post discusses America's Gaza policy, the UK situation, Turkey's diplomatic role, China's satellite programs, and a life portrayed in three colors.
  2. The Chartbook Newsletter by Adam Tooze provides great links, images, and readings related to these topics.
  3. The content includes a mention of Dorothea Tanning's artwork 'Endgame' from 1944 and her desire to convey hidden aspects of life through surrealism.
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RUINS 137 implied HN points 12 Jan 24
  1. AI art generators are advancing rapidly, with the ability to interpret text prompts and produce diverse imagery.
  2. There is a contrast between AI-generated art and human art in terms of process, risks, and meaning.
  3. The role of AI in art creation is debated, questioning whether it should supplement or replace human creativity.
To Asra 137 implied HN points 15 Aug 23
  1. Portraiture in photography involves capturing the essence of a being which speaks to the artist, subject, and audience.
  2. Photographers in the 19th and early 20th centuries experimented with portraiture styles influenced by war, economic crises, and artistic movements.
  3. Artists like Adolf de Meyer, Alfred Stieglitz, and Florence Henri utilized hands in portraiture to convey depth, emotion, and symbolism.
To Asra 39 implied HN points 11 May 23
  1. Buñuel's final four films explore human desire, repression, and societal civility through surrealistic storytelling.
  2. Jacques Lacan's theories on desire and pleasure are intertwined with Buñuel's filmography, creating a deep exploration of human experience.
  3. The gender dynamics and complexities of desire depicted in Buñuel's films echo the themes discussed by Lacan, showing the universal struggle with desire and relationships.
AFFALÉ 2 HN points 15 Feb 23
  1. Nominative determinism is a concept where a person's name is thought to influence their career, but it may not always hold true.
  2. Brand designers play a crucial role in creating meaning and identity for businesses through logos and branding strategies.
  3. Launching a new brand requires a compelling narrative to captivate audiences and create a lasting impression beyond just the products.
Cybernetic Forests 0 implied HN points 07 Mar 21
  1. Berenice Abbott used her art to make physics compelling and accessible, rather than using physics to create art.
  2. In the past, there was a fear in the scientific community that public engagement in science would corrupt the purity of science.
  3. Science communication should be seen as a form of research that extends understanding and application of knowledge, not just as PR for scientists.