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Pop Art

   Pop Art is the movement in art when artists  began to create art with the subject of things that are the iconic in nature  such as famous people, advertising, and movies. The British and the American  people were responsible for setting off this type of art in the 1950’s and  60’s. A cultural revolution happened which was led by activists, thinkers, and artist. Pop artist used bold swaths of primary colors, often straight from the can or tube of paint. They adopted commercial methods like silk screening, or produced multiples of works, downplaying the artist’s hand and subverting the idea of originality. Most pop artists favored realism, everyday imagery, and heavy doses of irony and wit.

There are two artist who became extremely famous in the Pop Art world. Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. They connected fine art traditions with pop culture elements from television. films, cartoons, and advertisements. They used their work to challenge traditional boundaries between media. They combined painting gestures with photography and printmaking, combined handmade, readymade, and mass-produced elements; and combining objects, images, and sometimes text to make new meanings.

Another big artist in the Pop Art world was Blek Le Rat, his real name is Xavier Prou. He was one of the first graffiti artist in Paris and has been described as the “Father of Stencil Graffiti.” He began his artwork in 1981, painting stencils of rats on the street walls of Paris, describing the rat as “the only free animal in the city”, and one which “spreads the plague everywhere, just like street art”. His name originates from a childhood cartoon “Blek le Roc”, using “rat” as an anagram for “art”. He was influenced by the early graffiti art of New York City after a visit in 1971, he chose a style which he felt better suited Paris, due to the differing architecture of the two cities. He also stated the influence of British artist Richard Hamilton, who painted large-scale human figures in the 1980s. He is credited with being the inventor of the life-sized stencil, as well as the first to transform stencil from basic lettering into pictoral art.





A podcast is a multimedia digital file made available on the internet for downloading to a portable media player, computer, etc.

To create a Podcast you should first pick what kind of category you want to do. Some do it to promote there comedy career or there band. Others do it just so they can talk about random topics with friends and have others listen in.

Next you should Install and configure PowerPress, then set up your podcast feed, then Analytics, then prepare Artwork and submit to iTunes.

I listened to a couple of Podcast. One was called New Yorker Out Loud. Its a podcast that gives you the “need to know” information from some of the best New Yorker articles. It was pretty good to listen to since I cant read the New Yorker myself. It goes over good topics and gives you good tips on things.

Radiolab is also another very interesting podcast. It explores the intersection of science and philosophy. It only puts out five one hour episodes a year though along with ten shorts. 

Another is called The American Life. It is a weekly examination of the big and small stories that collectively define America. It is told in a journalism and documentary way and is free to listen to.

Podcast can be listen to on your mp3 player, on your computer, or anywhere else you desire. They get downloaded over the internet and are just simple RSS feeds. The most popular place to have podcast is iTunes. Some of theres can be downloaded for free and some do require a payment. To me podcast is an easier way to do a tv show or a radio show. It gives people the chance to play those roles in a much cheaper and easier way. One podcast called the B.S. Report is said to be the most popular podcast out there. The podcast is of ESPN columnist Bill Simmons, who gets on the phone a few times a week and just talks sports with his friends. There is no script and no rules. Its just friends talking with friends about sports. I think a lot of people enjoy listeing to his podcast because its real talk, compaired to the restricted conversations on ESPN. Another good podcast that seems to be popular is called The Moth. It is a collection of people telling their own, interesting stories. It is usually a live show of people telling their stories without notes. It is recorded and then put into podcast form so people can listen to others personal stories. A lot of people listen to this podcast because some of the stories told they can relate to. Its also just very interesting to hear about others experiences in life. Someone who has become famous off of there podcast is Adam Carolla. His podcast The Adam Carolla Show is the #1 Daily Downloaded Podcast in the World. All he does is share his thoughts on random things. He also has guest on his show who join in on the fun. He does the podcast 5 days a week and it is completely uncensored. Before I had to do this assignment I was never into Podcast. But after doing some research, I found that there are some really interesting podcast out there I could see myself getting into. I believe podcast will be around for quit awhile. People seem to love listening to them, and making them.

Daily Create

Write an epic ode to an underappreciated object (coffee cup, toilet set, bookshelf, etc.)


Black Eyeliner

When I put you on I feel beautiful
Without your touch I look simply dreadful,
You darken my world in the greatest of ways
When you outline my eyes its hard not to gaze,
I may wear to much of you for others taste
But without you id feel so misplaced.