{ Every Single Word } Video Series Edits Down Popular Films to Only Feature the Words Spoken by People of Color

Better late than never, I just discovered Dylan Marron‘s fantastic project, Every Single Word, in which he edits down mainstream films to just the parts in which people of color speak. The edits, nearly all of which are under a minute, are an incredibly powerful statement about the lack of nuanced, complex and diverse representations in mainstream media. I particularly love…

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Ectype

ECTYPE:  a copy from an original: an imitation or reproduction (such as an impression of a seal) a. something in the world of external reality as distinguished from its eternal and ideal archetype or prototype b. Lockeanism: an idea or impression more or less corresponding to some external reality source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary 

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{ Best of Luck with the Wall} The gesture is about insisting on that geography & simply looking at this vast landscape that gets reduced to a sound bite about building a wall

I’ve been thinking about metaphors A LOT lately; the ways in which they allow us to give form to abstract and complex ideas but also the ways in which they can unconsciously shape our behaviors in a sometime disturbing bait and switch that happens when our brains confuse the figurative for the literal. The short film below,…

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{Opportunity } A pore, a portal, a doorway, a nick in time, a gap in the screen, a looseness in the weave

“In The Origins of European Thought, Richard Onians explains that “opportunity” comes from the Latin porta, which is an “entrance” or “passage through.” The word is associated with doors and entranceways (portal, porch, portico), and an opportunus, then, is what offers an opening, or what stands before an opening, ready to go through. For the Romans, a porta fenestella was a…

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