Geek Ink Thinks: My old university is slowly being burnt to the ground #feesmustfall

I haven’t captured all my thoughts on the Fees Must Fall crisis in this piece, but considering another building at the university I graduated from has been set on fire, I thought it was time to put pen to paper. I chose to do this as a response to an article written by News24, who interviewed Athabile Nonxuba. Nonxuba is a student leader and is connected with the Rhodes Must Fall and Fees Must Fall movements.

Disclaimer: These are the views of a native non-white South African who has been called a “house n*gger”, “coconut”, and other derogatory names by people involved in the RMF movement.

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Cool Stuff: Every frame a painting

Tony is an editor who has recently launched an online video channel called “Every Frame a Painting”. He breaks down different director’s styles and techniques and analyses what makes them so good. Being an editor, the videos definitely lean heavily towards the analyses of editing, but he also looks at the cinematography and few other aspects of their work. The videos are really good and very informative, even to someone like myself who has a background in film. Be sure to check out his videos at Youtube or Vimeo.

Below is one of my favourite videos where he looks at how the deceased Satoshi Kon (rest in piece) edited together space and time.

Cool Stuff: Crash Course

Youtube has recently started airing ads for actual Youtubers, and Crash Course is one of the channels that popped up. Educational and entertaining, they have videos on a variety of subjects including US history, literature and chemistry, but are looking to expand into other subjects. Here’s one of their videos on literature:

Here’s their first video on psychology:

Check out their channel for more videos on other subjects here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse

Silver Spoon – First Impressions

Gin no Saji Poster

Silver Spoon, or Gin no Saji, was a title I didn’t bother looking at when it first came out. It’s a show about farming and the first sarcastic thought that popped into my mind was “Wow. That sounds like a whole lotta fun.” Well, I’m not ashamed to admit that sometimes I’m wrong…

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