The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner

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Re: The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner

Postby simonshack on Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:24 am

dblitz » July 4th, 2017, 4:35 am wrote:I will try to think up a story with a plot based on media fakery.

I'd love to read that - sincerely enjoy your writing style! :)
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Re: The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner

Postby agraposo on Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:05 pm

This image may be appropriate for those who still watch tv news (without knowing what really are the news).

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Re: The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner

Postby pov603 on Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:13 am

dblitz » 03 Jul 2017, 21:04 wrote:I just found this old story I wrote, around 2005 or 6. It has some space elements that some may disagree with, and maybe I would write it differently now, but the plot is the main thing. I would appreciate feedback as I am getting back into writing and I might even re-write this since it was a while ago now and I have an alternative ending in mind.

https://dblitzblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/elegant-solution.html


Very enjoyable.
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Re: The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner

Postby dblitz on Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:05 am

Thanks, Simon and pov603 :)
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Re: The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner

Postby patrix on Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:03 am

I think these animations illustrate how you can create anything digitally today. Including perfectly animated faces.
(I did not embed them because they are very large)
Bagles on my mind
https://i.imgur.com/9HTu9Q8.gifv
Human Touch
https://i.imgur.com/h5e6oGj.gifv
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Re: The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner

Postby Flabbergasted on Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:36 pm

dblitz » July 3rd, 2017, 4:04 pm wrote:I just found this old story I wrote, around 2005 or 6. It has some space elements that some may disagree with, and maybe I would write it differently now, but the plot is the main thing. I would appreciate feedback as I am getting back into writing and I might even re-write this since it was a while ago now and I have an alternative ending in mind.

I only just read the story today. I also like the style. You have a knack for building tension. Don´t bother about changing it to reconcile it with your current knowledge (a never-ending task)! It´ll probably show if you do and, as you say, the plot is the main thing. It could use a tiny bit of proof-reading, though.
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Re: The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner

Postby dblitz on Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:52 am

Thanks mate :)
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Re: The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner

Postby hoi.polloi on Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:33 pm

This book is not new, or illustrated extremely well; but I remember it "armed" well my young brain against the mentality of some psychos.

It's just called "Rabbit and Skunk and the Scary Rock" (1976) by Carla Stevens, and you can find used copies here or there.

I wish I could show the entire thing here, but the gist is that Rabbit and Skunk are tortured and teased by a "scary rock". They argue with each other and become scared, only to find out at the end it's Woodchuck with a shit-eating crazy grin and making them scared for some personal reason he doesn't go into. The concept is simple, but it's a funny and charming way to introduce some concepts to kids. I highly recommend a copy to any members here with children or grandchildren.

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Re: The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner

Postby hoi.polloi on Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:54 pm

A poem from member Kassie:

Kassie wrote:Dark Energy
pained him. He knew æther when he saw it,
watched theory take a cure-all
to smooth out the night, patching
up physics by tradition and verse, familiar
hearthside legends, while he ran
with the toothed unknown,
the untamed science replete
with attributes more rich unnamed,
more honest, in a time when honest work was rare.
But æther came at dusk, swinging
its toolbox, whistling worksong.
Old jack-of-all-trades:
rough-handed, stead-sure, employed
to do what a certified labourer couldn't –
to push planets around the sun, carry
light across the cosmos, or make
the Universe expand;
in other words, he'd concede,
a man in need of home, love, supper,
and life apart from anonymity.


I'd say this is related to fakery promoting bad science. Hence it may belong here in our Art Corner. I am amused by your concept of planets going around the sun in a narrative within a narrative within a narrative such that the exploration of the context of that thought has more to do with the feeling behind it rather than any factuality. Yet the feeling honors true factuality by remaining ambiguous and non-committed to an idea. To me, anyway. I don't have to try hard to read it this way but that might be my bias. Anyway, great structure and technique!
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Re: (Russians What?) The Yuri Gagarin Hoax

Postby tanertan on Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:25 pm

Hi everyone,

Today was the 57th anniversary of the granddaddy of fake space travels, namely the Gagarin Hoax. I wanted to share with you a short film I made about early space hoaxes to commemorate the occasion:


full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhijLeu7LB0
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Re: (Russians What?) The Yuri Gagarin Hoax

Postby hoi.polloi on Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:07 am

That's a pretty good mashup! Hysterical!
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Re: (Russians What?) The Yuri Gagarin Hoax

Postby tanertan on Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:26 am

hoi.polloi » April 13th, 2018, 1:07 am wrote:That's a pretty good mashup! Hysterical!


Thanks! :D Please check out the rest of my channel and feel free to subscribe!
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Re: The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner

Postby patrix on Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:23 am

Exellent video tanertan. Goosebumps at the end. Twisted Sister was a favorite when I was a teen rebel. And now I'm an adult rebel :-)
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Re: The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner

Postby simonshack on Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:07 am

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Great puppet show compilation, Tanertan - truly spaced out ! :P

I then found on your YT channel a music video you mirrored of this "Puppet Song" by a clearly talented singer / songwriter.
What a tragic, crying shame that he goes by the name of "Flat Earth Man"... :(


full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4le56lqn6dQ
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Re: The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner

Postby tanertan on Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:32 pm

Thanks Simon :)

I agree that "Flat Earth Man" isn't the best choice for a name, but he is definitely a very talented singer/songwriter.
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