Chromosphere Isn’t Just A Science Thing Anymore

I’ve always love the idea of creating your own art style and own identity that makes you stand out from the crowd. One day while was I scrolling through YouTube I came across this video:

I fell in love with this video, but also with the animation and style. So, I decided to do some research into finding out who created the video, it wasn’t until one day when @rebeccasugar on Instagram tagged @chromosphereLA, was went I drove head first into this creative and wonderful world of Chromosphere.

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Forgetfulness… Wait, What Was I Suppose To Write About??

If you are a fan of Steven Universe, then you might be familiar with a character named Opal. Opal is a fusion and “Giant Women” named by Steven between Amethyst and Pearl and has the traits of Agility and Accuracy; however, she has one trait that makes her a unique and funny character: She is forgetful.

I have come to relate with Opal somedays and I created this little theory known as the Opal Paradox. The Opal Paradox is the theory of; “There are days where I knew I have an important project that’s due tomorrow, then suddenly I forget about that project I was working on because I got distracted by technology, work, or by other distractions.” Long story short; The main reason that I forgot to submit this blog by 12:30 PM and missed my deadline.

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Here’s Why Vinyl Records Are Back, And Here To Stay:

There’s no better feeling than coming home after a long day, sitting down and listening to your favorite album but I’ve noticed one thing as of late: It’s becoming a growing trend between music listeners of all ages to sink their money into intangible objects, things that don’t exist. Sure it’s easy to spend $0.99 on the latest single from your favorite artists, or pay $10 a month to stream almost every song ever, but where’s the fun in that? Read More

Is Virtual Reality the New Reality?

A simple idea that has grown into innovation for the future is Virtual reality. We are exposed to this technology everyday even if we do not realize it. It started out as a simple concept like the Snapchat filters that we use almost everyday. Eventually this filter moved to other social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook, but is this simple filter becoming the new norm? It has definitely evolved in becoming more than just a simple filter but a big step for other augmented reality ideas. Read More

Applying Our Skills

We first year students finally got to use our technical skills in a more real world situation at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair.  At the beginning of the year, most of us didn’t even know how to use a DSLR or Adobe Premiere Pro.  It’s now the near end of the first year and we have learned much as Interactive Media Arts students.

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Is Our Data Safe?

Imagine having a platform that you can post personal information about yourself, which then helps you find your friends whose done the same. Then allowing you to connect and share information between each other, connecting you on a virtual level. Welcome to 2004’s Facebook. A Social media platform that allows friends to connect from anywhere in the world, or people to share ideas that can reach millions of people. Facebook has over 2/7th of the world’s population on its site making it one of the largest social media sites on the internet. Making it have a constant flow of information from person to person. But what happens when that kind of information is mishandled?

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Too Much Information

Dear those who like to overshare on social media,

Oversharing has long dominated all the websites  that traffic our personal essays, Facebook Statuses, Twitter threads and even Instagram posts. You may not realize that you are doing it but from all of us who know way to much about you through the other side of the screen: please stopRead More

A Disconnected World

Imagine. A world where you can only talk to people face to face. A place where if you wanted to know something, you’d have to go to a library or a school to learn. Somewhere when if you wanted to listen to a song, you’d have to go to the store and purchase a CD. Sounds exhausting right? It’s hard to believe that was life just 30 years ago. Now for myself, and the rest of my generation, we have not experienced this world. However, I think it’d be interesting to see how we’d fair.

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Why Your New Favourite Artist May Be Hiding On Bandcamp:

 

 

Music is right at the heart of our everyday lives, whether you’re into the latest and most popular stuff in the world of music, or you dig a little deeper into the industry, at the end of the day everyone loves a good tune. By now though, you’ve certainly heard of streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify but you might not have heard of Bandcamp. While there are definitely some similarities between the two streaming services, each site sits firmly in its own league of internet streaming services.

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Is Radio Broadcasting a Dying Art?

Back in the 1940s, there was no doubt about it. Radio was the hottest thing in the market. During the golden age of the radio (the 1930s to the 1940s) there were over 22 million homes that had a radio. A broad range of content was played whether it be live music, comedy, dramatic programming, variety shows, and so much more. It was a struggle to do broadcasts back in the golden age of radio back in the day. Read More

Vaporwave: An Emerging Genre

In recent years, the genre of “Vaporwave” has come to exist as a subgenre of electronic music. In its inception, it typically involved slowing down popular songs from the 70’s and 80’s, dropping the pitch, and basically making entire songs out of mere samples, making use of a multitude of effects to add variety and, in some cases, make the song nearly unrecognizable. Occasionally, artists would instead use types of “elevator music” and edit those in a similar fashion.

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Vero: The App That’s Changing the Social Media Landscape

Everyone I know in one way has a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and/or Snapchat account for use either for business or personal use. However, I’ve discovered recently that Instagram users are running into problems with their content not being seen by their current followers and/or new followers. What’s causing this; Instagram’s new algorithm. So, in this changing world of social media with algorithms and ads taking over getting in the road of content creators, what’s the solution for these users. May I introduce to you; Vero.

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