Arts and Culture

The Problem with Needles

Currently in Japan, only medical doctors are able to administer tattoos legally (Marsh, J., Ogura, J. & Kobayashi, C., 2017). According to the little-known law, tattooing involves a needle protruding into the skin, which is similar to injections done by nurses or doctors, thus relating tattooing to medical practices. This led to tattoo artists being unable to make a living, or enjoy the freedom of carrying out their profession. What kind of problems are there, precisely? And how are the artists dealing with the issue?

Action Research Project: Sustainable Fashion :)

Wallace Lou, Lina Osmani, Farah Majid, Kazuki Gonzalez-Adachi, Georgi Maslyankov


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Are There Enough Investments in Culture?


Years after years, technological advances do not fail to surprise us and change our daily lives, but the imminent failure of culture to keep up with evolving information systems is a recurrent issue. This is why the Government of Quebec announced their implication and investment. This money will be distributed in different sectors of culture. For starters, the information press will receive $36 million over a five-year period to render their numerical technologies more actual and collect pertinent data more effectively.

Authorship: Individuals and Universals

Evan Wight

FILM 2907

Dr. Marisha Caswell

November 10, 2017

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“Montreal adds Iroquois symbol to flag, Strips British general of the street name,” says Benjamin Shingler in his article posted on CBC News. One step forward for appreciating the impact of indigenous people that helped build this city. Furthermore, they will rename an existing street to an indigenous figure instead of a British general named Jeffery Amherst. The Mayor of Montreal added a white pine tree at the center of the flag which represents the Iroquois. This revelation happened on the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Right of Indigenous Peoples.

#2. A number of the films deal with issues of authorship and whose voice should be used in telling a story...

#2. A number of the films deal with issues of authorship and whose voice should be used in telling a story. Whose stories are being told in films (or a specific film) we watch in class? Who should tell these stories?


The Oversexualization of Our Youth


In this article, Roberts explains on how the youth are socially pressured by mainly the media. He targets mainly young girls since they are most likely to be the victims of oversexualization. The author pointed out that girls nowadays, feel as if they need to be sexually attractive or else, they feel invisible to society. If they don't ressemble the societal standards, it leads them to having for example: eating disorders, low self-esteem or/and depression.

NBC Claims Gamers are Part of the Alt-Right Movement


NBC has posted a video claiming that  the alt-right movement is caused and consists of gamers. The rise of the Charlotsville incident in August of 2017 was started in a app called Discord which allows gamers and friends to build a community together and interact with each other. The rise in popularity of Discord has also been noticed by the alt-right movement that are gamers.

America's Sexual Culture


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Online Shopping Saving the Planet?


As Sylvia Thompson wrote in the Irish Times on July 15 2017, the trend of buying clothes online could lead to a rise in people buying used and vintage clothes online, as well as other eco-conscious alternatives to mainstream fashion.