SOCIAL OVERSHARING: WHAT EXPRESSING YOUR FEELINGS ON SOCIAL MEDIA SAYS ABOUT YOU

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“What did you just post!”


“My baby mama is taking me to court for child support.”

“My boss is a douche bag.”

“My boyfriend is cheating on me.”

Do you ever get the feeling that people share way too much on social media. I have always wondered why people do it, until I looked a little bit deeper at the problem. And the reason why people share is much more sinister than you think. There is this personal relationship we have with the people who follow us via the internet. But the relationships are not real, and it keep people in your business on a daily. Very few people know what is going in my personal life unless it’s something dire. I understand when people share things like, “Rest in Peace,” to a person close in their lives. But the people who tell their personal business, please stop oversharing. But like I said before, what is the reason.

In America today, we have all these friends on our social media, and yet we are more isolated than anytime before. How is possible you have a 1 million “friends” and yet be so alone. Well, social media has given a voice to the powerless. It has given a voice to people that without the social media platforms, their lives would be even more boring than it is now. Social media shows you how alone people truly are in the world. And then when people use that information we put into the world against us, we get upset. But once you put your information out there to start with, you’re open for ridicule. So why not just put down your social media. Because it’s addictive, that’s why. So what have we become, nothing but merely slaves to our own vulnerability. So you must put the media that you indulge in down for just a second.

Another aspect of social media is that our society has turned into a society of unintelligent inhabitants. From texting and tweeting sentences that are not thought out and abbreviated to fit the character limit. To the only reading of the header and viewing the photo in an article, then commenting on the article that you saw without knowing the full information. And wind-up sharing an opinion that has absolutely nothing to do with the article above the comments. And here lies another issue with the social media usage is that people have become lazy. People don’t want to think: think in regards to writing and think in regards to reading. And in the end, this social media era is going to be the downfall of so many while a few capitalize in a big way. People are lonely, and have no one to converse with, so we seek validation from a community of people at times we don’t even know. Then get angry when we’re judged after putting the information out into the world.


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GREEN CITY: HOW LONG BEFORE WE BECOME MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

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“A greener, better, us.”


I am quite unfamiliar with the going green campaigns that have been going around. But to me, it sounds pretty interesting that we could possibly see ourselves living a better, cleaner society. For now, we only have photos that are two dimensional models of what possibly could be for the future. As you can see, the photo at the top of the page is an example of what could be for a city going green. And if you know anything about the geographical landscape of the globe, trees help protect us from carbon dioxide in the air. So when you think about going green it makes sense to green a lot of our lives in the future. But what has caused this phenomena in the recent years? Well, for starters, it has a lot to do with the industrialization in our global economy.

Over the past 100 years in the United States, America has engaged in the industrialized marketplace. We heavily relied on factories for decades coming out of the 1800’s. And now that we have entered this new tech space, we are also making adjustments to the lifestyles we lead. In the past no one really knew that the gases that we were taking into our bodies were toxic working in these Image result for industrialization
factories. We didn’t realize the other chemicals we were exposing ourselves to while we worked long hours. But now that we know more, we have had to ship jobs overseas; in addition it saves a lot of money. Jobs have been lost, but productivity is more efficient and goods are cheaper. Besides our health and a new industry for employment, what are other benefits of a green society?

Well, plant life is a lot more lush because we were killing them by tainting the air quality. Like I said prior, the industrialization created a lot of jobs and opportunities. But the problems weren’t just health issues, we were constantly pumping gases into the air, effecting the quality. With this new push for a green society, we have animals and plants that were once facing extinction, able to restore themselves on our planet. And what was once thought of as a planet where we destroyed everything in our wake for capital gain, we would become more conscious. And that consciousness will inevitably aid everyone; both humans, creatures, and plant life.

In the end, it’s a topic that I am still glancing at every now and then. But over time, I think that more and more, I can see myself delving into this area. Going green is still fairly new for us right now, but as time progress, it will catch on Image result for GREEN CITYbecause it will ultimately aid in prolonging our lives on Earth.


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SNAPPING THE CATWALK: WHY THE IMAGERY IS COOLER THAN THE DESIGNERS

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“The colour of fashion.”


In the recent months, as I work on my next indie short film, I have taken an interest in photography. And what type of photography, fashion photography. The reason for photography is because it keeps me in that creative aspect of life as I work on my films, screenplays, playwrights, books, and blog posts. But most of all, I love the blend of colors that are used in fashion, and not necessarily the designer. In the world of fashion, people are so into designers, but I like imagery of the photo shoots. So once I am finished with my second short film, I am going to delve into photography while I continue to write. Because as an artist, you must learn to keep your mind and options open. A good filmmaker is talented in other areas of interest which makes the filmmaking process that much more interesting.

Currently the fashion week event is being held in Paris, France, and while people are focused on the runway, I have been looking at the pictures people post. What is it about colors that stand out to me? I love how using colors we can tell a story, even the mood in a scene of some sort. How we use bright or even illuminating colors when observing a heightened mood, but more dull and dark colors in a mood in which the person is depicted in a sunken place. But for me, I would like to depict people vice verse at times, where people in a good mood can be outfitted in dark attire, while Image result for fashion photographysomething lively and joyful is dark in nature. How to get your point across using this could be tough with photography because the brain receives information through the eye and tells us how to feel about a particular situation. Now the photo attached to this paragraph that I found on the internet is of a woman with the colors which are dark in nature. She is seen through the eye as provocative, and might aim at trying to appeal to the viewer sexually. But she could very well be dancing at a nightclub having fun and was captured in a sexy moment.

Now was that the intent of the photography was to catch her in a sexy and provocative moment? Only the the one taking the picture knows. But the above photo is a perfect example of how our minds are manipulated into thinking that what we see means what it is supposed to mean. Now what about the photo that is attached to this paragraph. This Image result for fashion photographyis a photo by photography Jeff Tse, who takes photography up close to show the expression of a certain aspect of the human face of an emotion perceived. The photo is bright and colorful, but the woman may not feel as such. She could appear happy, but the colorful flower over her eye could be her hiding a scar or wound.

See, in the end, the same emotion you want to evoke on film applies to photography. And the still imagery paid attention to frame by frame, could make the imagery of the story being told flow through motion picture. All I know is that 2018 is going to be an upside year for me. Now I am learning, but with my understanding of space, imagery, blocking, already via film, I think I can step up to the learning curb quicker in photography.


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MEGA CITIES: HOW THE AMERICAN LANDSCAPE WILL CHANGE OVER TIME

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“The exodus within a civilization.”


In the future to come, we know that the United States will take on a major cultural shift. But what about the geographical shift that will take hold. Over the next few decades we’re going to see the country move in a direction that is in more alignment with our major cities getting bigger and the small cities and towns shrinking. The reason being is that younger generation are leaving small towns and older generations are dying.  So places with populations like New York City with a metropolitan population of close to 30 million people could see itself rising to as much as 60 – 70 million people. This will cause the wealth will be highly centralized in these bigger cities. Places like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Houston, and Washington D.C. could be our new mega cities. Cities that will be nothing but high rises.

But on the other hand, what could this do to the social landscape of America? In New York city, there are so many people of so many different ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds, people tend to have conflict. It’s easy to say diversity, but with diversity comes so many other challenges. And not to mention the educational aspects of how America will shift. These universities that consist of 30,000; 40,000; and some 50,000 students could climb into the six figure range. And with the cost of college increasing, maybe in some of these mega cities the cost could decline because of the highly populated numbers already bringing money into institutions. Or , the fact that mega cities exist might make people want to go into the smaller areas for college. There are other issues associated with these mega cities as well.

Well, crime for starters; on top of the already criminal element in these major cities. You will see people moving in that are new to the cities, who want to establish themselves in the criminal underworld. So now there will be an influx of law enforcement because we could see the criminals coming into the landscape. And on top of that, the poverty could increase because with technology moving to scale, now you have a less need for human labor. Coincidentally, this is an aspect of life prompting people to move to major cities in the beginning. Now that people are already here, there is this new element of poverty. So people will basically leave poverty in search of a better life, ending up in even worse poverty. But with all the problems, what would be the benefits of having these major mega cities, a lot.

In the end, there are a lot; a whole lot of opportunities to utilize land more. In America, with these mega cities, you will have more room for growth of crops for harvest because so much American land is not utilized. We could see ourselves becoming exporters once again. We could also see these major cities as a way to monitor more of what is going on in our country. With so many citizens living in one area, and fewer outside, then the ability to contain major problems is efficient. Also, with so many people in one area you’re getting the best of everyone, creating more innovative ideas, which could ultimately grow the country at a much higher scale than now.


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SOCIAL MEDIA MADNESS: HOW SOCIAL MEDIA HAS BECOME THE NEW HYSTERIA

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“Too much social media forces you to be less social.”


 The personal computer was first designed as this educational tool for people in society. And since the advent of the internet, it has become this machine that got away from everyone. But once social media started to take hold, everything has began to go haywire. And why is that? Well, the main reason is because everyone in society today is allowed to have an opinion. It used to be in the past that having an opinion existed, but it wasn’t taken at such face value unless it came from more qualified people. Now, anyone who builds themselves a platform can speak to the masses. And not only speak to the masses, but also be taken seriously. But what is it about the social media landscape that causes the hysteria? For starters you have to understand us as people. This is a basic layout of who we are.

People are these emotional creatures who feel just because we have an emotion, it automatically means something. And that feeling is broad and changes constantly, which is why so many of our human emotions don’t mean anything. If you’re passionate about ten things, then three or four are important; maybe even less. But in the society we live in today, everything is supposed to be important. If I have ten things that are important to me, then all ten mean something. So when you turn on the computer, on top of the 24 hour news cycle, you have a constant reminder of how important all these things are to you. It’s to consistently keep your attention, but it inevitably creates more anxiety and depression. It speaks so much to the human psyche because everything is urgent, breaking news, or special report. All three aspects of life that make us panic when we think of anything important.

And on top of the importance you have people in society who want to be mad. In the past, people who were mad, just were mad. Now there is an outlet that allows them to have voice and these people are letting everyone hear their voices. They’re able to do so with social media, and we are listening. They know we are listening and they get louder by the day. So we look at all the news we are constantly bombarded with, and their hate comments, that we began to feel depressed ourselves. A seemingly happy person instantly becomes unhappy. And in the end, the hysteria comes from watching and reading so much on television and the internet. What has been created to inform us is making us depressed. So if you want to decreases your odds of going crazy, you have to disconnect every now and then.


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ARTISANS STILL HAVE A SPACE: WHY CRAFTSMANSHIP IS STILL RESPECTED

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“Might be a dinosaur, but not a dead dinosaur.”


I am always impressed whenever I see the craftsmanship of people throughout history. I work at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. And there is artifacts designed and built by man that stretch back hundreds and even thousands of years. And when you take a step back and look at the artisans of the past, you can’t help but to be impressed. The magnitude of what they were able to accomplish with such a small amount of tools to perform their jobs. But it were these basics tools and pulley systems which built these past civilizations. So my question to you is, “Is there still room, even in today’s tech savvy environment for artisans/craftsman?” Because with so much manpower being replaced by machines, do these craftsman have a place in our society? And the answer is yes they do. And you know why?

Even with all the technological aspects of society, we are always impressed with the hands on abilities of man. Yes, we are enamored with machines and what they can do. But when you look at the performance of man’s hands on approach, he are seeing something far better. Meaning, it’s one thing to see a statues put together by machinery, but viewing a statue or monument that we ancient, architecture, artused our own hands to build is even better. Like I said before, I work at a museum, and when you see scrolls that were crafted by man or sculptures from the past, you know they used tools that were far less advanced than today. But having to use something less advance yet still getting the job done; and on top of all that lasting throughout history is a job well done. But then you start to think about the future of mankind.

What will be create in today’s society that 1,000 years from now people will be amazed that we were able to build? To us, we say, so what we built a car to drive around. But our future descendants might look at the materials we have built cars with and say, “Wow, I’m surprised those vehicles lasted as long as some of them did with that material.” “Those pieces of metal should have fell apart soon as they put them together.” Which is why you’ll start to see our cars in museums as time progress. Museums guides will say to people, “This here is a Ford pickup truck which was used 500 years ago to transport cargo loads for construction.” “It was one of the transports of its day.” And what’s great about us 500 – 1,000 years from now, we will have all this stuff in perpetuity. So there will be audio and video of this Ford pickup truck in commercials and what it could accomplish on the road and off the road.

In the end, craftsmanship is eternal. We will always look in the past at what man has built and muse at the ingenuity. From theamerica, ancient, architecture simple tools of Cromagnon Man to the building of the pyramids in Egypt, to the carving of Mount Rushmore to public school classrooms where art student are shaping clay into artistic objects of interest. The human intrigue with our abilities to take what’s allotted to us and make life work using the simplest of tools is what makes us great.


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THE EVOLUTION OF MAN: HOW DO WE PHYSICALLY ADAPT

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“How are we adjusting moving forward?”


We are always hearing about how in the future technology will be at such a scale. Well, what about the idea of human evolution physically. I have heard numerous reports of how the human species will advance in our physical appearance in addition to technology. This makes sense considering technology is getting better. All it means is that our minds are expanding, giving rise to our heads growing because our brains are growing. And when that happens, you will have the entire facial structure taking on a new look. Meaning, our bodies will also take on another form. And this is not in the distant future. This physical change is likely to happen over the course of the next 50, 100, 200 years. When you observe the evolution of man, 200 years is not a long time. The United States as a country is not even 200 years old yet. So what other factors could possibly take place with this change?

You are going to have a less religious society; one that is more human centralized. One in which man will be forced to help each other because we will know more about ourselves. Depending on a deity is most likely to decline. In the centuries past, we needed to walk and drive more, but not in the future. So our awareness will be heightened in other areas because we will have technology to scale to transport us around. And when one sense is lowered another gets stronger. Meaning, when we are driving a car, our minds are constantly moving trying to figure out space around our vehicles. The car has made us extra sensitive because you’re watching so much at one time. But with self-driving vehicles in the future, you’ll watch less of the road, and more of the outside world. And here is where your mind can focus on ideas as you take your daily commute. The mind can be a lot more expansive.

The human body will be able to live longer, not just because of modern medicine, but because of less labor intensive activity. Well, at least for more developed nations. Places like the United States, where numbers of population will shrink due to cost of living, and technology on the rise, the strenuous work on the body is decreased. And from this you have an aging population, where the average age of people in America today is 78, and will jump higher over a century from now. With everything that I have said so far, the human body will also evolve in how we perceive the world around us. With the brain expanding our eyes will take in a lot more than prior. You start to see life around in color and shape different than your ancestors. Images may appear in a totally different shape, and we may build to scale at a higher level.

Humans over time will also become healthier due to previous studies. We are not carnivores, but have had to eat meat as a means to feed so many people; it’s survival. So with this diet change, the body could also take another form as well. Well at least in more developed countries where people are more health conscious. In the end, as with all the technological changes, we also have to talk about the changes to the human body. The technology is growing to scale because of the changes we are going through internally. We’re getting smarter, we’re getting softer, we’re becoming less religious, yet more compassionate. We won’t be in a Utopian society, but at every level we do learn from past mistakes to become greater in the future.


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