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Tag Archives: Reading

Response to Understanding Media

16-Oct-08 | 12,427 views

I was usually slow in reading assignment not only because I read really slowly but also that it’s so easy to get me distracted from reading a book especialy while the laptop is on (for looking up words in the dictionary! seriously!). There was a fantastic stop motion animation which perfectly described my situation and […]

Response to “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (1936)”

25-Sep-08 | 4,054 views

I didn’t really finished the essay because I’m really slow reading English, however I happened to have read it in Chinese translation back in Shanghai, so I’m just writing down small pieces of thoughts. I always feel that art is related to skills, and definition of skill varies through time. We tend to worship artworks […]

The Machine Stops

18-Sep-08 | 7,760 views

I’ve always been enjoying science fictions regarding man-machine relationship, in most cases through movies though. It’s undoubtedly amazing experience to read a story from 1909 which ironically indicated a real problem nowadays, that people are tied so much to the internet that traditional concept of privacy, relationship and trust are dramatically changing. Fortunately we are […]