Politics &c.

This section of the website provides information on graphics — images, photography & advertising speak volumes, they shape, influence and define cultures.

From Ancient Greek, ‘graphikos’ (γραφικός)
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Graphics are visual presentations of things.

Images speak…

Graphics include all visual presentations that are projected onto a surface of some form (inter alia, a wall; a canvas; a sheet of paper; electronic screens), their purpose is to brand, entertain or illustrate. “Graphs” — be they bar graphs, line graphs or pie graphs — depict data (i.e., facts and figures in a spreadsheet) in a graphical, more visually stimulating, form.

Love is…

…the driving force of life.

So say contemporary analyses of Botticelli’s Venus painting anyway.

At present, The Birth of Venus is one of the world’s most famous works of art. It was painted by the Italian artist, Sandro Botticelli in the year of 1483 (or was it 4?).

This is not art

The three wise monkeys are a pictorial maxim that together embody the proverbial principle “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”.

(The three monkeys – of Japanese origin – are Mizaru, covering his eyes, who sees no evil; Kikazaru, covering his ears, who hears no evil; and Iwazaru, covering his mouth, who speaks no evil.)

There are various meanings ascribed to proverb including associations with being of good mind, speech and action.

However, the image/proverb can in fact refer to a lack of moral responsibility on the part of people who refuse to acknowledge wrongdoing — they look the other way, turn a blind eye, pretend not to know.

Turning a blind eye — an idiom describing the ignoring of undesirable information.

Bury one’s head in the sand — an idiom describing the act of ignoring or hiding from danger/unpleasant realities.



Aghast @ A.I./Automation

Artificial Intelligence (AI) — the development of (and theory behind) computer systems able to perform tasks (e.g., decision-making, translation between languages, visual perception, speech recognition) which once required human intelligence.

Automation — the use of various control systems for operating equipment (e.g., processes in factories, steering and stabilisation of aircraft and ships) with reduced, minimal or no human involvement.


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