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A documented Space Race

The one who insists on hitting a rock on the moon will not get it, but will end up knowing how to handle the slingshot.                                           Arabian proverb

This proverb sums up the spirit that in the decade of 1960 to 195o led the two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union to start a space race culminating in the arrival of American astronauts on Apollo 11 to the Moon in August 1969. There is one little difference between the proverb and reality: the man succeeded in walking onto the Moon. This is one of the most important historical events of the twentieth century that capped a process of technological expertise, but that, in turn, hid a cultural and political confrontation between the two blocs. As mentioned, it was a race, a competition between two parties and countries to step on the moon, so that, when studying this event, it is vital to avoid bias. Therefore,  official press and official news agencies are going to be attended in documenting this historic event. Here are two examples:  Read more…

Categories: History

USA vs USSR: a struggle for world supremacy

March 27, 2012 1 comment

“I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish.”

This sentence of John F. Kennedy, perfectly sums up the situation and composition of the world in the Cold War era. On the one hand USA and on the other, the USSR. The capitalist bloc and the communist bloc. Two ideologies, one goal: world domination. Read more…

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El diario de Noako pertsonaiak

El Diario de Noahko informazio iturriei dagokienez, aipatu beharra dago, maitasun historio honek izugarrizko arrakasta izan duela mundu osoan barrena eta zer esan asko dagoela.

Film hau, Carolinako Iparraldean kokatzen da, eta protagonista bezala Allie Hamilton eta Noah Calouhn dira, hain zuzen ere, 40. hamarkadan kokaturiko maitasun historio baten azterketa. Bertan erakusten da, gizarte-maila eta familiek onartu ez arren euren harremana aterako dutela, eta baita atera ere. Gero urte batzuk igarota, zaharrak direnean, Noahk bere emazteari gaztetan idatzitako gertakizunak irakurriko dizkio, izan ere, Alliek alzehimerra dauka. Read more…

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Jean Baudrillard, discouraging philosopher

“El simulacro no es lo que oculta la verdad. Es la verdad la que oculta que no hay verdad. El simulacro es verdadero”, Jean Baudrillard.

Jean Baudrillard was a French philosopher and sociologist who focused on the contemporary society. In his first book El sistema de los objetos (1968), he tried to apply the concepts of Ferdinand Saussure´s linguistics in Karl Marx´s political and economical theories, analysing the value of changes as significant and the value of use as significant. In that first book, he also analyses the indiference with which North Americans have constructed a new culture of transparence. Read more…

Nick Cassavetes-ek El diario de Noa filmaren zuzendari

Nick Cassavetes, El diario de Noa filma zuzendu zuen. Zinemaren munduko familiako zuzendari eta aktore honek, 2004an estreinaturiko historia pantaila handira eramatea lotu zuen, 40. hamarkadaraino denboran bidaiatuz. Read more…

15-M Movement “Indignados”

More than 10,000 protesters gathered last May in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol square to demand jobs, economic equality, and “real democracy”, that in some way were quite similar to Middle East uprisings. Much of the movement was coordinated by the youth organization “Democracia Real Ya” or online, which has used the cry of: “We’re not merchandise in the hands of bankers and politicians!” Read more…

Chinese Cinema, Spring Subway

The sources selected for our Wikipeida article for the subject Infomation Management are all related to Chinese cinema. These sources are valid and important because they all mention and explain different points of view about making Chinese movies as well as the evolution of this kind of cinema. The most representative author is Rey Chow, Whose book “Sentimental fabulations contamporary Chinese films”, has been based on a research at the Radliffe Institute (Harvard University), and tells us about how the Chinese cinema is adopted to social classes. Read more…

Justin Timberlake: Musikari, aktore eta dantzaria

Justin Timberlake: Musikari, aktore eta dantzaria izeneko liburua Justin Timberlake amerikar aktorearen bizitza miresgarriaz mintzatzen da. Irakurleek orain arte argirtara atera ez diren aktorearen gazteriako pasarteen berri izango dute. Honetaz gain, bere familiaren, karreraren eta osperako ibilbidearen inguruan gaur egun arte izkututa egon den informazioa eskura izango dute liburu honen erosleek. Read more…

Categories: Music

Nickelback. Bide luzea

Nickelback taldea, 1995ean sortu zen musika talde kanadiarra da, post- grunge estiloa jorratzen duena, hain zuzen ere. Sarean aurki ditzakegun mila erreferentziatik, Nickelback- eri buruzko lana egiterako aukeratu ditudanak hurrengo hauek dira, izan ere, banda honen gaineko informazioa lortzeko aproposak iruditu zaizkit. Read more…
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The clockwork orange

Stanley Kubrick’s A clockwork orange based on the novel by Anthony Burgess is one of the good references about this film. I think it is a good reference because, on the one hand, you have a comment from the author, Kubrick : “I have always wondered if there might be a more meaningful way to present a book about a film. To make, as it were, a complete graphic representation of the film, cut by cut, with the dialogue printed in the proper place in relation to the cuts, so that within the limits of still photos and words, an accurate (and I hope interesting) record of a film might be available…This book represents that attempt.” Read more…

Portu Zaharra of Algorta

March 27, 2012 Leave a comment

For the Wikipedia article our group have choosen the Portu Zaharra of Algorta. If we search it in Wikipedia there is no imformation in English, that is why we have decided to talk about this place. A member from the group is from Algorta and we all live near to Algorta and know it, those are some reasons why we choose it. For those that don´t know the Puerto Viejo, you can see some blog talking about it: http://puertoviejodealgorta.blogspot.com/ and http://uribekosta.blogariak.net Read more…

Categories: History, Multiculturality

Nickelback: The Canadian Encyclopedia

Gure taldeko lana burutzeko Nickelback talde famatua aukeratu dugu. Kanadako talde hau 1995an sortu zen, Alberta-n, eta  denbora aurrera joan ahala, auren ospea hazten joan da, kideen informazioarekin gertatu den bezala.  Honen erantzule nagusia, Internet izan da   baina, sarritan gertatzen den bezala, ez dago talde honen inguruko euskarazko informazio esluragarririk eta, egotekotan, ez da oso zehatza eta luzea ere.  Hau esanda, argi dago, informazio falta hau izan dela artikulu hau aurrera eramatearen arrazoi nagusia. Read more…

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Jack Johnson, the new icon of Surf & Beach culture

March 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Looking back to the 50’s or 60’s, when californian beaches were full of surfers lying on the shores and listening to the Beach Boys, nobody would imagine that a man named Jack Johnson, aged 36, and with acoustic genres would revolutionize the concept of Surf music. Therefore, we will take a trip trough the last decades, in order to explain the main changes on the evolution of the surf & music culture, and we will end at Jack Johnson’s works, which nowadays have undoubtedly become very popular and listened. Read more…

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Benedict Cumberbatch

March 27, 2012 Leave a comment

It is fundamental getting close to any and every new talents. For being recognized some sinequanon conditions are a long career, a great scandal or, just a bit of luck. It goes without saying that is not an easy task  and, moreover, if our aim is to introduce a new celebrity in a small community as Basque country is. Read more…

Categories: Arts, Humanities

Turkey, the torn state.

The references taken for the wikipedia article have relation with Turkey, and more closely with the particular type of state that Turkey is, a Torn countrie.
This sources are very important because they all are very related with the concrete case of Turkey as a torn countrie. The objective is to explain why Turkey is a torn countrie,so, many sources have been chosen in order to contrast different point of views: Read more…

“Clockwork Orange”: Kubrick’s full of surprises

Everyone can seat around and enjoy themselves while watching Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece “The Clockwork Orange”, but the truth is that few can make out the meticulous details which were thoroughly put on by this connoisseur of the cinema. From the very introduction to the ending scene, the film is jammed with impressive footages making reference to a whole series of phenomena related to the film. As a matter of fact, tepasmas.com, a web site which offers wide and accurate explanations to all these references, can be considered among the best and more relevant resources when carrying out a work on subliminal messages in Kubrick’s “The Clockwork Orange”.

To start with, some places seem to be recurrent for Kubrick. The bar in which the film opens, for instance, is the same one appearing in the distinguished Scottish film “Trainspotting”. The name of the place is “Voloko bar” and it does actually exist, being established in Liverpool, UK. Read more…

Categories: Cinema

Jean Baudrillard´s Matrix

The Matrix gave both cultural theorists and movie enthusiasts an opportunity to investigate the film on a variety of academic grounds. 

This implication was brought up within the movie by two references to the work of French sociologist Jean Baudrillard. The first reference is situated towards the beginning of the movie, when Neo (played by Keanu Reeves) grabs the author’s book Simulacra and Simulation to retrieve some mind-altering substances hidden in it. The second is uttered by Morpheus (played by Laurence Fishburne) when he shows Neo the “real world,” saying to him, “Welcome to … the desert of the real.”

It is clear that Jean Baudrillard´s philosophy and thought has become an interest for many intellectuals. That is the case of Baudrillard´s Simulacra and Simulation, in which Baudrillard assumes the proliferation of images in advanced capitalism, with the expansion of commodities and the relentless advance of technologies of visualization and simulation. In the essay, he describes a movement from “representation” to “simulation”. In Baudrillard´s words: Read more…

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Relevant sources on Jay Asher

March 27, 2012 Leave a comment

When I came across with the american writer, Jay Asher, I instantly wanted to know more about him. Unfortunately, the information given by Wikipedia wasn’t deep enough to follow his carreer so I decided to seach more about his work.

From his most famous novel, Thirteen reasons why, I found it necessary to analyse which had been his influences or “reasons why” he decanted himself in favour of youth public, instead of adult public. The best way of answering this cuestions was finding an interview made to him, and that is exactly what I got after making some reseaches. This kind of interviews provide a large amount of information about the author that other kind of sources just can’t, such as life experiences or data about their personal motivations and explanations about the novels they’ve written. Read more…

Guernica (cuadro)

La historia del cuadro de Guernica es una historia muy compleja de explicar. En mi referencia elegida que se trata de la Página web Historiadelarte.us, se explica muy buen la historia de esta obra. Yo en este post, sin embargo, mediante dos apartados, explicaré la información más básica: su relación con la villa, que hizo que Picasso creara ese mural ; por el otro lado, la repercusión social que tuvo. Read more…

Categories: Arts, Humanities

A Little Bit of Brain on Music

This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession  writen by Daniel J. Levitin (1957), an american professor, cognitive psychologist, neuroscientist, record producer, musician and wrtier, will be one of the references we will be using for the elavoration of the article about Jack Johnson. Read more…
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