The cabinet of curiosities

What is a cabinet of curiosities?

This is a collection of different media which interest me, and in some cases infuriates me. There are many different genres which interest me in a wide variety of media outlets from the traditional such as tv, music and film, to also include computer games. Which understandably has been a growingly successful media outlet since the 20th century.

I have found that if a media product is not predictable and doesn’t completely follow the codes and conventions placed upon it by the use of genre I find it more enjoyable. This might be a view shared by others as well as my self and if so it might suggest that the codes and convention which we used so willingly to categories the media products in order to target audiences is in fact holding us back in the production of new and inventive forms more media. But if this is the case then why is it that the traditional genres are still very successful? Is it because as human beings we strive to live in a state of perpetual balance between the familiar and the strange?

Marmozets- This image was taken of the band in order to promote their album 'The Weird and the wonderful'This is a female fronted band whose music I find can be safely placed within the genre of rock music. The presence of a female lead while now days is not uncommon, the genre of rock music has traditionally associated with male singers and in the past female artists within this genre found it difficult to break though in this male dominated culture.
Marmozets- This image was taken of the band in order to promote their album ‘The Weird and the wonderful’This is a female fronted band whose music I find can be safely placed within the genre of rock music. The presence of a female lead while now days is not uncommon, the genre of rock music has traditionally associated with male singers and in the past female artists within this genre found it difficult to break though in this male dominated culture.http://localsoundfocus.com/marmozets-debut-album-the-weird-and-wonderful-marmozets-is-out-now/ – Marmozets
Daughter- while they would not be a band I would usually listen to, the strong female vocals and the melodies are a nice contrast to some of the other music I listen to.
Daughter- while they would not be a band I would usually listen to, the strong female vocals and the melodies are a nice contrast to some of the other music I listen to.http://www.paradigmagency.com/divisions/artist/bio/2049 daughter
Ella Fitzgerald- Equivalent to todays pop stardom, Ella Fitzgerald sang some of the most famous songs of the time and some are still relevant in todays culture.
Ella Fitzgerald- Equivalent to todays pop stardom, Ella Fitzgerald sang some of the most famous songs of the time and some are still relevant in todays culture.http://www.biography.com/people/ella-fitzgerald-9296210 – ella fitzgerald
All time low are an american punk band. Their music is similar in genre and sound to that of Fall out boy and Blink 182. Two bands which saw great success and are still considered to be quite successful bands. The up beet melodies and song lyrics are a vast contrast to that of such as Daughter.
All time low are an american punk band. Their music is similar in genre and sound to that of Fall out boy and Blink 182. Two bands which saw great success and are still considered to be quite successful bands. The up beet melodies and song lyrics are a vast contrast to that of such as Daughter.https://www.wattpad.com/115342702-lyrics-and-songs-kids-in-the-dark~all-time-low   – all time low
Monty Python were a successful comedy group who did a range of comic sketches on tv and went on to do at least four films which now are considered to be cult classics in the genre of comedy.
Monty Python were a successful comedy group who did a range of comic sketches on tv and went on to do at least four films which now are considered to be cult classics in the genre of comedy.https://lucien0maverick.wordpress.com/tag/monty-pythons-the-meaning-of-life/ – monty python and the holly grail
The avengers is a great example of how comic book heroes are being transformed in order to appeal to a wider audience of young children while also appealing to the adults who once read the comic books as children. In a way these films are a great family bonding experience.
The avengers is a great example of how comic book heroes are being transformed in order to appeal to a wider audience of young children while also appealing to the adults who once read the comic books as children. In a way these films are a great family bonding experience.http://www.comicvine.com/forums/battles-7/the-avengers-vs-the-justice-league-1532004/ -the avengers
This film I have always found difficult to place into a particular genre and that is one of the reasons I like it. As the title suggests there are a lot of murders, however the way in which the director has made the film means that ascetically the images look delicate instead of sinister and the music continues the feeling of delicate innocents through out the film.
This film I have always found difficult to place into a particular genre and that is one of the reasons I like it. As the title suggests there are a lot of murders, however the way in which the director has made the film means that ascetically the images look delicate instead of sinister and the music continues the feeling of delicate innocents through out the film.http://www.travelgeekery.com/following-perfume-murderer-grasse/ – perfume the story of a murder
While this film is one of the newest released among this collection of media, the way in which it uses the dialog between the two main characters is used to create a comical aspect makes it more refreshing than the traditional spy films.
While this film is one of the newest released among this collection of media, the way in which it uses the dialog between the two main characters is used to create a comical aspect makes it more refreshing than the traditional spy films.http://www.manfromuncle.org/ the man from uncle
This Xbox game is a RPG genre game. I like the ability to explore the world and the story line which accompanies the use of RPG games . Fable which is produced by Lionhead studios has gone on to release a number of successful sequels of the game and has even gone on to re-release the original on the newer generations of the computer consoles.
This Xbox game is a RPG genre game. I like the ability to explore the world and the story line which accompanies the use of RPG games . Fable which is produced by Lionhead studios has gone on to release a number of successful sequels of the game and has even gone on to re-release the original on the newer generations of the computer consoles.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fable_(video_game) fable
I also do some of my own amateur photography.
This one is a photo I took of my dog, I liked the colour contrast in this photograth
This one is a photo I took of my dog, I liked the colour contrast in this photograph
I enjoy experimenting with angles and close shots along with my landscapes. I think you are able to pick up on some of the more intricate detail which you would miss from a wider shot. As you can see from this photograph the skull print detail can be easily distinguished from the orange body panels.
I enjoy experimenting with angles and close shots along with my landscapes. I think you are able to pick up on some of the more intricate detail which you would miss from a wider shot. As you can see from this photograph the skull print detail can be easily distinguished from the orange body panels.
Due to my location I am able to take lots of wide landscape shoots of the surrounding area. These landscapes look very dramatic when it has been snowing or in the case of this photograph the hight of summer.
Due to my location I am able to take lots of wide landscape shoots of the surrounding area. These landscapes look very dramatic when it has been snowing or in the case of this photograph the hight of summer.
This was a photo opportunity I could not pass up. I love the contrasting colours. In a more philosophical aspect this photograph reminds me of 'the light at the end of the tunnel' with out it having the harshness it would have it was in black and wight.
This was a photo opportunity I could not pass up. I love the contrasting colours. In a more philosophical aspect this photograph reminds me of ‘the light at the end of the tunnel’ with out it having the harshness it would have it was in black and wight.

 

My cabinet of curiosities, contains media from a wide variety based within different formats. In one way this is typical of the majority of people through out the world, this is due to the fact that the we are subjected to a media world which is made up of mullet layers, not simple physical but also digital. For example if I watch ad advert of a car some times the you are able to ‘Shazam’ the song and then gain further information of the product. Not only this but people are more and more likely to watch tv online or on the go. On the one hand it gives more power to the consumer they get to decide when and what they watch rather than relying upon the scheduling system surrounding most tv broadcasters.

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