Performance art, with its current ramifications, came into existence in the 1960s with the work of artists such as Yoko Ono, Yves Klein, Hermann Nitsch, Allan KaprowCarolee Schneemann, Barbara T. Smith, Joseph Beuys, Vito Acconci, Wolf Vostell, Chris Burden, the women associated with the Feminist Studio Workshop and the Woman’s Building in Los Angeles. But performance art was definitely envisaged first by Japan’s Gutai group of the 1950s. The path breaking work in this trend was Atsuko Tanaka’s “Electric Dress” in 1956. » Read more: Performance Art Advent and Beyond
The 2012 Academy Awards have reinforced the love affair that Americans have with computer-generated animation. Computer animation is used in the films that are nominated and win, reinforcing the importance and place of these type of programs in American life. It’s not just feature-length films like “Rango” and “Puss in Boots.” Computer animation shows up in non-animated films as well to create dazzling special effects. Animation is also on television in shows and commercials. Video games would not be nearly as popular without realistic animation programs. There is also the industrial market of corporate and training films that can feature computer animation. There are a lot of places and lot of opportunities in the computer animations field.
The problem is, it is difficult to find opportunities to get the specialized training in this field. Courses are offered at traditional colleges, but they often go very quickly, because people want in on this popular field. The same situation can exist for profit schools, whether they offer classroom or online training. It is possible to learn about this field on your own. It can be done if a person has the right software and support materials for instruction. » Read more: Computer Animation Graphics
The streets of Port au Prince shimmered rhythmically in the afternoon sun under a lapis lazuli sky, unmarred by even the faintest wisp of cloud. Haiti was in the grip of an interminable heat wave. Although it was the time of siesta, the city pulsated quietly and persistently, unwilling to be held prisoner by the relentless sun.
Since I was in Haiti for only a few days, I determined to see and experience as much as possible. Stopping outside the large but unpretentious palace, I remembered that President Duvalier was, according to the western media, as oppressive a dictator as his father whom he succeeded.