Monthly Archives: December 2010

‘Every reproduction of culture is an alteration’ – Discuss

The following article is based on a practice undergraduate third year exam essay: This question seems to assume that culture has a single original meaning, one that is changed when reproduced. If this is the case, can the academic reproduction … Continue reading

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Why I was impressed by Close Examination at The National Gallery

Between June and September this year, the National Gallery put on a small exhibition – Close Examination: Fakes, Mistakes and Discoveries.¬†This was a fantastic look at how science and expert knowledge on the culture and content of art have been … Continue reading

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What does evil look like?

The way we picture evil is often unhelpful. When we imagine something wicked and full of vice, we tend to use inaccurate visual shorthand. All too often we think of evil as something ugly, dark and scary. We see it … Continue reading

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Why it’s okay to fail in Super Meat Boy: the bloody path to success

Super Meat Boy is a hard-as-nails 2d platformer. This much you already know. But in addition to the excellent,¬†infuriatingly¬†difficult levels, responsive controls and delightful art direction that make it a fantastic platform game, it’s got a powerful message about success … Continue reading

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