Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Presentation in spanish

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Hello everyone, my name is Giuseppe Frazzetta and I am here to present you the blog done for the discipline of Material Culture History, with the professor Vittorio Marchis, at the Polytechnic School of Torino.
The blog was created from the research of a wide variety of themes, such as: publicity, architecture, arts, books, literature, history, music, that have in common a couple of material properties in opposition, in our case: Full and Empty.

The research began with the definition of the terms: Full and Empty, continuing with the implications of these concepts in the physical matter and in  the meaning of things.
Full and Empty can, in fact, be understood as the presence or absence of elements in the physical space, however, at the same time, as a completeness and emptiness of meaning.

Another aspect evaluated is the level of feelings, emotions, that this concept represents, the Full is, for instance, thick compared to positive emotions, while the Empty is usually associated to negativeness, sadness.

Enjoy your visit! Aboozar_Jameh_Tahaf / Giuseppe_Frazzetta

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Empty as lack of meaning: DADA

Marcel Duchamp, Fountain, 1917.


"It's too idiotic to be schizophrenic"
Carl Jung on the Dada productions

"Dada means nothing. It 's just a product of the mouth"
Dada Manifesto, Tristan Tzara, 1918


Dada was an informal international movement, with participants in Europe and North America. The beginnings of Dada correspond to the outbreak of World War I. For many participants, the movement was a protest against the bourgeois nationalist and colonialist interests, which many Dadaists believed were the root cause of the war, and against the cultural and intellectual conformity—in art and more broadly in society—that corresponded to the war.

Many Dadaists believed that the 'reason' and 'logic' of bourgeois capitalist society had led people into war. They expressed their rejection of that ideology in artistic expression that appeared to reject logic and embrace chaos and irrationality.

Raoul Hausmann - ABCD (Self-portrait) 1923


Dada was not art, it was "anti-art". Everything for which art stood, Dada represented the opposite. Where art was concerned with traditional aesthetics, Dada ignored aesthetics. If art was to appeal to sensibilities, Dada was intended to offend. Through their rejection of traditional culture and aesthetics, the Dadaists hoped to destroy traditional culture and aesthetics.

The Dada's goal was to have no message, because the interpretation of Dada is dependent entirely on the individual.

As Hugo Ball expressed it, "For us, art is not an end in itself ... but it is an opportunity for the true perception and criticism of the times we live in."
A reviewer from the American Art News stated at the time that "Dada philosophy is the sickest, most paralyzing and most destructive thing that has ever originated from the brain of man." Art historians have described Dada as being, in large part, a "reaction to what many of these artists saw as nothing more than an insane spectacle of collective homicide."

Years later, Dada artists described the movement as "a phenomenon bursting forth in the midst of the postwar economic and moral crisis, a savior, a monster, which would lay waste to everything in its path. [It was] a systematic work of destruction and demoralization... In the end it became nothing but an act of sacrilege."

 
 
Cover of Anna Blume, Dichtungen, 1919




Sunday, December 5, 2010

Meaningful phrases

Love: Love is a camara, full of memories.


Plate: My plate is already too full.


Cage: His mind was caged by depression.


Colorful: A colorful remark.


http://www.metaphorlist.net/#f

Friday, December 3, 2010

gol ya pooch


 

Can this photo remind you a memory?


But had you ever imagine that in another part of the world could be a similar action that is part of a simple but popular game?

Gol  Ya  Pooch?
Means:  Flower   or   Null?














GOL in farsi means flower but here means the object that can be whatever a seed or a piece of waste paper.
As it seems in pictures one player hide Gol in one hand and other should guess that where it should be hidden. Whenever can discover the correct post game turns and Gol should be given to the other.






But it will be more interesting when you are in two team and using different techniques to hide it in front of the eyes of other competitors. In this way you have points if you could guess it sooner. For example if there is eight closed hand and you point directly to the correct hand you can obtain all of eight point in the other hand each hand that will be open you will loose one point and even you guess right you can't catch a good point.

you can try virtual ones on internet like the games that are accessible in below addresses:


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Spherical Metaphor

This technology demonstration offers a innovative method for visualizing multi-dimensional data on a half-sphere (full-dome) Geoscope. The intent is to realize the Geoscope vision of R. Buckminster Fuller as stated in his Critical Path, "With the Geoscope humanity would be able to recognize formerly invisible patterns and thereby to forecast and plan in vastly greater magnitude than heretofore."

for more information you can watch the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neeC23RW1B0

Oasis - Full On



Oasis - Full on - Lyric

I hear my heart beatin faster
I feel it in my bones
I want it now 'cos I have ta
But why, no-one knows
I'm like the angel on the a train
I'm like the angel of the a train
My eyes are diamond white
From the cradle till your insane
For life you have to fight
But no-one knows why there's a spirit in the sky, there's escape for no-one
He will understand, while I take him by the hand, that life's time tunnel is long
Well it will be alright
If you stay tonight
It's where we both belong
It's gonna be full on
It's gonna be full on
It's gonna be full on
It's gonna be full on
It's gonna be full on

I hear my heart beatin faster
I feel it in my bones
I want it now 'cos I have ta
But why, no-one knows
I'm like the angel on the a train
I'm like the angel of the A train
My eyes are diamond white
From the cradle till your insane
For life you have to fight
But no-one knows why there's a spirit in the sky, there's escape for no-one
He will understand, while I take him by the hand, that life's time tunnel is long
Well it will be alright
If you stay tonight
It's where we both belong
It's gonna be full on
It's gonna be full on
It's gonna be full on
It's gonna be full on
It's gonna be full on

It's gonna be alright
You're gonna stay tonight
It's where we both belong
It's gonna be full on
It's gonna be full on
It's gonna be full on
It's gonna be full on
It's gonna be full on
It's gonna be full on
It's gonna be full on
It's gonna be full on