In our rebooted podcast, we've opted to include some video material of our searches and topics. Enjoy, and subscribe if you like what you hear!Read More
In this episode we discuss the value of art and whether the effort inherent in the production should affect the value of a piece or not.
We then briefly dip our toes in the gender representations in the video game and movie industry. Enjoy!Read More
THETHUMBCAST - Episode 006 - 09/06/2014 - Tim's Vermeer, Stradivarius Violins and that loser DaVinci /
On today's podcast we discuss superb documentary "Tim's Vermeer", touch upon the overvaluation of certain items (ahem...Stradivarius anythings), how DaVinci was a bit of a loser apparently, and argue about the necessity of hyperviolence in Game of Thrones.
Welcome to our fifth podcast where we briefly commemorate HR Giger, discuss the burden of time, how long it actually takes to attain mastery of a skill and more.Read More
Welcome, dear listeners, to our fourth Thumbcast where we discuss The Machine to be Another, cyberbullying and online harassment, and Godzilla. Hope you enjoy the discussion and let us know if you'd be interested in participating in the Machine to be Another performance art piece let us know in the comments below.Read More
We're back with our third podcast where we delve deeper into Writer's Block and how we see it, Anime (much to my chagrin), and the madness that is performance art in this day and age.
A few mistakes noticed after the recording -
We discuss Takeshi Miike's 13 Assassins mistakenly calling it 13 Samurai
I erred by stating that Save the Cat was written by Zack Snyder. In fact it was Blake Snyder.
Check out Ioanna Kythreotou's work at http://www.ioannakythreotou.com
Links related to the topics below :
The Plopegg performance art piece by Milo Moire
The 'trailer' to Kill la Kill
The trailer and the review for 47 Ronin - http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/47_ronin/
The far superior 13 Assassins by Takeshi Miike
Blake Snyder's "Save the Cat" - and a breakdown of his beat sheet right here - http://timstout.wordpress.com/story-structure/blake-snyders-beat-sheet/
THETHUMBCAST - Episode 002 - 18/04/2014 - Things to consider if you're going to live from your art /
For today's podcast we are joined by Mr Andreas Papapetrou, a PHd student at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance who offers his insight into the challenges of making a career as a musician and the difficulties inherent in following such a path.
Check out his material and work on his website - http://andreaspapapetrou.com/
Some of the topics covered in today's podcast are :
Marina Abramovic Rhythm 0 performance
Wu Tang Clan's 'The Way of the Shaolin' release methodology
Lydia Goehr's 'The Imaginary Museum of Musical Works'
Damien Hirst's Work can be found here
Tracey Emin's work can be found on the link below
Nicholas Cook's 'The Cultural Study of Music'
Welcome to our first podcast where we introduce ourselves and the purpose of our site here. Points covered include education reform and how it may affect creativity, learning in general, character design considerations, Writer's block and many other little bits and pieces.
Our aim is to have such discussions on a weekly basis but in this beginning phase we would greatly appreciate your input as we are still trying to solidify what we're doing here.
Intro and outro are composed, performed and arranged by Andreas Kopriva.
Interesting links covered include the following :
Durer's praying hands image -
The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife image
Ken Robinson's Ted Talk about how schools kill creativity
Link to Harlan Ellison's stunt of writing a short story at a 5th Avenue bookstore
'In a stunt designed to break the stereotype of the secluded writer, author Harlan Ellison sits in the window of a 5th Avenue bookstore, and, using a beginning written by NBC's Tom Brokaw, writes a short story from it in only 5 hours.'
Link to purchase Master of Magic right here -
The Secret Life of Salvador Dali - a book written by the Spanish painter touching on his lucid dreaming techniques -