Support Artists, Stop Thieves

Want to support artists and creators? Stop thieves from stealing their work.
Please stop sharing Facebook videos by pages like UNILAD. They are egregious copyright violators and do a lot of damage to content creators by depriving them of views and income.

 

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The above video has, at the time of this writing, nearly 30 million views on Facebook. In contrast, the video posted by creators “Tom and Hubert” on YouTube has a mere 300K views. Think what legal sharing on a popular page like UNILAD could have done for the artists. Instead, all it does is feed the data harvesting machine that is likely behind that and similar content theft pages.

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Tea Time Tinies: Tales with a Twist

While I continue to plan the future of my academic career, I find myself in need of a creative outlet. I’ve started a small Instagram project that allows for collaboration with friends and kindred spirits. It’s a wee thing, though until I manage to streamline the process, it is still very labour intensive!

The stories, whenever they sporadically appear, will be posted on the @TeaTimeTinies Instagram account.

Here’s a screenshot of the first piece. It’s called Little Brave Riding Hood and it’s about a girl who loves her maths, her Granny, and her rocket scientist mum.

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I’m especially interested in irreverent, iconoclastic, or dark (à la Edward Gorey) versions of stories. Extreme abbreviation as art form also welcome. I’m itching to do something like War and Peace in this format.

Have a story to contribute or interpret in a new way? Artwork? Let me know.

White, Male Privilege Illustrated

Swedish artist, Emanu, published a cartoon that perfectly illustrates white, male privilege. You can probably throw straight and cisgendered into the mix, as well.

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This post isn’t really about white, male privilege. There’s plenty about it in other posts on this site, as well as the website for my MA project. Nope, this is about tracking down the artist. Continue reading “White, Male Privilege Illustrated”

Holding Your Breath: the Power of Artists and Diversity

I think sometimes artists don’t realise the power they hold. As Geena Davis says, “If she can’t see it, she can’t be it.” Representation matters.

Image from Dragon Age Inquisition showing the character Dorian Pavus with text overlayed describing the viewer having an emotional reaction upon seeing a person of colour depicted positively. Continue reading “Holding Your Breath: the Power of Artists and Diversity”