re-appropriation of “Girls” by the Beastie Boys… for a toy commercial.
The building blocks of a language reveal the sentiments and concepts at the heart of any culture.
Nostimos, "νόστιμος" (contemporary Greek) is derived from Nostimos Emar “νοστιμον ημαρ" meaning "the day of my return." The expression originates from the Odyssey, when Odysseus says, "But I desire and I long every day to go home and to look upon the day of my return.” Today the phrase is widely used - most commonly to describe something as tasty or good-looking. It also serves as the root for the word nostalgia.
Lazardis-Power’s article, like much of her work, is thoughtfully insightful. She concludes that this etymology is important to all cultures, since the foundations of languages are intrinsically tied to the base of cultures.
What words can you think of that connotate a significant meaning within specific cultures? Can you think about any words that designate meaning about home, or about returning home?
this is the compilation of 17 ads that should be totally banned
So… What is your reaction to these? How do you think they were viewed/accepted in context of their own time? How do you think our modern-day marketing will be seen/accepted in the future? Can you draw any other social implications? How about those pertaining to power?
The Conservative Party has attempted to erase a 10-year backlog of speeches from the internet, including pledges for a new kind of transparent politics the prime minister and chancellor made when they were campaigning for election.
Prime minister David Cameron and chancellor George Osborne campaigned on a promise to democratise information held by those in power, so people could hold them to account. They wanted to use the internet transform politics.
But the Conservative Party has removed the archive from its public facing website, erasing records of speeches and press releases going back to the year 2000 and up until it was elected in May 2010.
It also struck the record of their past speeches off internet engines including Google, which had been a role model for Cameron and Osborne’s “open source politics”.
And it erased the official record of their speeches from the Internet Archive, the public record of the net - with an effect as alarming as sending Men in Black to strip history books from a public library and burn them in the car park. […]
The Conservative bot blocker listed all the pages barred for public consumption thus (excerpt):
For pages at these addresses, the Internet Archive reported: “Page cannot be crawled or displayed due to robots.txt”."