La celebrità al tempo della rete: quando il nome diventa verbo



C’era una volta lo scarlettjohansoning, meme nato in seguito allo diffusione delle foto rubate dal cellulare dell’attrice americana Scarlett Johanson. Un’ondata inarrestabile (a differenza di fenomeni simili, questo non accenna a spegnersi) di ritratti con il fondoschiena ben in vista, rigorosamente scattati con il cellulare davanti allo specchio.
In queste ore la stessa sorte, quella di veder trasformato il proprio nome in un verbo, è toccata ad Angelina Jolie, “colpevole” di essersi fatta fotografare sul red carpet della notte degli Oscar in una posa un tantino costruita: spacco ascellare e gamba destra nuda che spunta di lato (un po’ rinsecchita, a dire il vero). Il neonato verbo, come sempre declinato al gerundio, è angelinajolieing e come il predecessore definisce un preciso atteggiamento, una pratica che ricorda il vogueing di Cicconiana memoria. Stavolta però la moda non arriva dall’alto ma dal basso, e porta con sé una sana dose di ironia. Gli atteggiamenti delle star infatti non solo vengono commentati, imitati, criticati, ma anche, per la prima volta, demitizzati. Una demitizzazione che passa attraverso un gioco globale a cui tutti possono partecipare. Peluche inclusi.



Starring the Computer

Starring the Computer is a website dedicated to the use of computers in film and television. Each appearance is catalogued and rated on its importance (ie. how important it is to the plot), realism (how close its appearance and capabilities are to the real thing) and visibility (how good a look does one get of it). Fictional computers don’t count (unless they are built out of bits of real computer), so no HAL9000 – sorry.”

You Glitch. Corrupt Yourself

 

YouGlitch is a website where the Corrupted GIFs created with Corrupt.Video are displayed.
The Software (Corrupt.Video) allows its users to glitch videos stored on their computer, videos from their webcam or their desktop in realtime. When a clip is recorded, a 10 seconds video and an animated GIF are saved locally and automatically uploaded to uglitch.com

 

Copyrights

Copyrights (2011- Ongoing) is a project by Phil Thompson:

“The Google Art Project contains several paintings which have had a blur filter applied to them so as to make them unrecognisable. Google explain this decison stating that they were, ‘required to be blurred by the museums for reasons pertaining to copyrights.’
After collecting all of these images by taking screenshots and cropping out the blurred images, they were emailed to oil painting reproduction companies in China (chosen for its own issues with internet censorship and for its ongoing difficulties with Google), where they were painted to the scale of the original painting. These reproductions were shipped back to the UK and now become the art work.”