Function Over Form in Fairy Tales

During the last session we looked at Fairy-tales. Stories with no copyright, with an instant familiarity and shared understanding with an audience. These stories tend towards flat but multiplied scenarios, good and evil, black and white conflicts. They are also fairly popular as sources for remixing, taking the familiar characters of these old, word-of-mouth stories […]

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Identity and Self-Design

Paraphrasing and referencing a source: The design of the self is not a new phenomenon, people design their identity for a myriad of reasons, either to go with or against what is expected of them, or perhaps construct an identity to sell as a product or brand. Christian tradition of the early 20th century had […]

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Meanings of Things

Everything is meaningless. That’s a bit of a sweeping statement, right? In a lot of ways it can be argued to be false, in some ways it’s true, and those arguments not only depend on evidence but also the meaning of the words used, the meaning of ‘meaning’. This all gets a little confusing, but […]

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