The repeatable, memorable nature of viral dances is by design. Creators and influencers make moves that appeal to the masses, not only to view but to imitate and respond in their own posts. The most popular of viral dances may have millions of imitations by viewers, fans, and other aspiring
Would you undergo plastic surgery for art? French artist, ORLAN, has drastically challenged how far one will go for art by utilizing her body as an architectural canvas. She has undergone many facial and body alterations to represent pieces of artwork and enact performances. For example, in 1990, ORLAN underwent
In 1911, Thomas Edison held a practical monopoly on the technology needed to make movies. He was rampant about keeping the patents to himself and exploiting them to the best of his ability. So filmmakers said “Screw that noise” and headed to California, founding Hollywood and creating their own world.
In our age of impressive internet freedom, copyright directive lawmakers have proposed and now passed Article 13 in the EU which this past September, will stifle our ability to share impactful news articles to our peers and iconic images from your favorite movies and shows. Article 13 generally proposes to
Originality, as defined by Merriam-Webster, states that it is the power of independent thought or constructive imagination. Everyone looks for it, that is originality, within our work, our jobs, our lives, our sense of self. But do you ever stop to think how much of who you are, what you
The “Hope” poster created for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign is perhaps the most iconic presidential campaign poster of all time. The poster is a stencil style portrait of the President with the word “hope” directly under the image. It was created by contemporary street artisit Shepard Fairey, who prior
Robin Thicke and Pharrellel Williams getting sued for “Blurred Lines” is poetic justice. The song was a great success; it peaked at number one in over 15 countries. Receiving a Grammy nomination, spending 12 weeks at the top of the charts, and making it the longest running single of 2013—nothing