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This approach to realism through an active lecture has been used in the creative multimedia and digital animation production Honours Degree programmes at the Limerick School of Art & Design. More: http://www.lit.ie/Courses/LC517. Course material developed by Bernie @topgold Goldbach and Caitriona ni Chasaide on the Clonmel campus. Image from Com Salud https://www.flickr.com/photos/com_salud/15337748109/
To better conceptualise an active world, we apply terms of reference and achieve a better understanding. Backing instrumental at https://audioboom.com/boos/2560506-band-of-brothers-octaver14-50-28
A Scaffold at the Bauakademie in Berlin. It is essentially a life-size-reconstruction of the former building. The giant prints that usually cover the skeleton were taken down for maintenance.
Das Gerüst an der Bauakademie in Berlin ist der Hintergrund für großformatige Planen, die die Fassde des zerstörten ursprünglichen Gebäudes zeigen. Die Prints werden im Moment generalüberholt.
Determinacy is the quality of being certain or precise. Image from https://www.flickr.com/photos/jazzmasterson/2173637599
Winters and Christensen in Band of Brothers.
On the set of Bladerunner.
Up from Pixar.
Metaphysics is a traditional branch of philosophy concerned with explaining the fundamental nature of being and the world that encompasses it—although the term is not easily defined. Traditionally, metaphysics attempts to answer two basic questions in the broadest possible terms:
What is ultimately there? What is it like?
Time, when viewed by the movement of the sun, can appear in an atrium as a metaphysical clock.
Mastering an abstract vocabulary enables you to signify concepts, qualities and ideas.
To predicate is to connote. To predicate is to imply, as in “your retraction predicates a change of attitude”.
We approach reality through an understanding of nominalism.
You listen with gear to concepts that may not be clear.
Nominalism permits you to abandon the abstract in preference for realia.
Nominalism accepts abstract terms but rejects universal abstract objects.
Nominalism empowers man’s inhumanity to man.
You are already dead. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5YpUsDsHmk
Your intellect is a function of your vocabulary and the framework you apply to realia.
You frame much of your world through cyber agents such as Twitterbots and Facebook newsfeeds.
As part of this active lecture, please conceptualise your current experience by sharing a thought bubble, pull quote, a contextual placement and a key frame that flows from this lecture on realia and realism. Image of Crows Fan keyframe from http://htanimation.deviantart.com/art/Crows-fan-animation-Key-frame-367371238
Answers provided by learners.
See Media Writing in the Level 8 course at http://www.lit.ie/Courses/LC517 or contact @topgold on all good social networks.
Learners can use the Socrative app or the mobile version of the web service to access room 641834 for Media Writing
Realism with Realia
REALISM WITH REALIA
TOWARDS A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF CREATING REALITY
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Abstract. In the form of a 6yo’s smudge
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The shuttle’s attitude predicates its
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NOMINALISM AS A FRAMEWORK
A FRAMEWORK FOR INTERPRETING LIFE .
Nominalism says “universals or general ideas are
mere names without any corresponding reality. Only
particular objects exist. Properties, numbers, and
sets are mere features of the way of considering the
things that exist.
Nominalism contends “only particular objects exist” and they
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NOMINALISM AS SCAFFOLDING
Nominalism is a metaphysical framework.
General or abstract terms and predicates exist,
while universals or abstract objects, which often
correspond to these terms, do not exist.
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NOMINALISM AND WAR
POWERS THE INHUMANITY OF WAR.
Nominalism denies the real being of universals on
the ground that the use of a general word
(e.g., “humanity”) does not imply the existence of a
general thing named by it. The nominalist position
does not necessarily deny, however, that there must
be some similarity between the particular things to
which the general word is applied.
The Spiers Speech applies nominalism
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THE NOMINALIST VIEW
What you think substantiates the Realia you encounter.
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FRAMING YOUR WORLD. YOUR REALITY.
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NOW FRAME THIS TOPIC.
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AND ANSWER THIS:
Why animate this active lecture?
Why not just produce a live action version?
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NEXT: SEMIOTICS AS A FRAMEWORK
A FOLLOW-ON ACTIVE LECTURE IN MEDIA WRITING. LIMERICK SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN.
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DESIGN THINKING THROUGH ACTIVE LECTURES
Creative Multimedia and
Digital Animation Production