Imaginary World

  Utopia - vision of a better world (not perfect) Utopian - desire for a better world Utopianism - evoke the propensity for what Lyman Tower Sargent calls 'social dreaming' Who created the utopian world? Which group of people are the aim of the benefits? Fraser Muggeridge, 2016 - Language of Utopia   Utopia as … Continue reading Imaginary World

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This Means What?

In today's lecture, Andrew and Andrea introduced structuralism and semiotics to the class. The term 'Structuralism' originated in the works of Ferdinand de Saussure, an influential Swiss professor of linguistic. The definition of structuralism can be referred to what Terence Hawkes had once said, "The world is made up of relationships rather than things, constitutes the first principle of that … Continue reading This Means What?

Cut and Paste

The use of collage is an essential method throughout the twentieth century till now, considering modern era is overwhelmed by the appearance of mass production. Although people began to advocate and further make the use of collage popular in twentieth century, its appearance can be traced back to tenth century in Japan, which such technique … Continue reading Cut and Paste