culture of advertising
how long has advertising existed?
will everything in the future be free but with adverts?
is advertising a form of pollution?
how does advertising distort our image of other people and ourselves?
how do we advertise our selves?
do other species advertise?
culture jammers - street art and manipulation of public space advertising
can we avoid advertising?
what is the soul?
how are souls perceived in different cultures, literature and throughout history?
what happens to the soul?
what does it mean to be soulful
how does a ‘higher power’ enter into it?
do souls have a source?
the mythologies of the soul.
what is a myth?
how is it different to ‘fact’ ?
why do people create myths?
the connections between myths in history that were lands and centuries apart.
what are modern myths?
the mythology of ourselves.
mythological worlds as escapism.
is everything relative?
which way is up?
the theories of relativity.
how people define their worth relative to others.
the issue of subjectivity and ‘normality’.
point of views / perspective.
sides of a story.
what constitutes a family?
why are we so connected to our family?
is family as important as it used to be?
how did the idea of family evolve?
families in the animal kingdom.
the families we create in our lives.
family as form of protection.
family break downs.
“who am i?”
what is our identity? (family, language, culture, hobbies, likes)
how do we create an identity?
our online identity.
should we have identity cards?
can we change our identity?
how many identities can we have?
the distant future,
the near future
what will the future look like?
do we imagine our future differently as a child, teenager and adult?
do our hopes for the future change?
how did previous generations envision their future (our current times) and how does it differ?
worrying and stressing about the future - college, owning a home, job, marriage, retiring etc.
science fiction future.
scientific breakthroughs in the future.
why do we dance?
history of dance.
dance in various cultures.
dance as mate-attraction.
dance in the animal kingdom.
the way we dance alone compared to how we dance in public.
how does dancing make us feel?
being too embarrassed to dance
being forced to dance at weddings.
dancing around conversation.
romanticised dance - what other things are considered a dance? things in nature? metaphorical things?
the evolution of dance! ..heh just kidding fuck that
what is time?
what is space-time?
how do we use time?
atomic clocks and leap seconds
time travel / speed of light / einstein
are we running out of time?
how to we organise our time?
is there enough time in the day?
time going quicker as we get older
days lasting forever when we’re young
is time an illusion? can anything exist outside time?
stress/worry about time, especially when we’re trying to sleep
what if time slowed down?
what if time slowed down for just one person?
What is 'Soul'? Is it spiritual? Is it physical? Is it musical? Is it Social? Is it Universal? What makes up "soul" in our world, and how does it affect us as a human race? Can the idea itself empower humanity? Can it contribute to our morals, our creativity, our work, our culture?
What about a huge compilation of myths, legends, wives tales, etc.?
-Tales from around the world and each story stands on their own, or
-Put the tales together, making one huge story that creates a connection between the different cultures and people from around the world.
I am fascinated by the idea that we only know where we are in the universe in relation to other things in the universe. Imagine yourself in a colourless, lightless, empty space, disconnected from everything: which way is up? Are you falling, floating or hurtling forwards? Knowing ourselves in relation to other things rationalises the world for us.
People often define themselves in relation to other things. A lot of people compare themselves and their achievements to other people and other people's success.
Under this theme we could also explore the idea of normality. The 'norm' can only exist because of relativity and this is why normality is subjective. Normality can only be defined within a constrained realm. We could also look at sub-culture in this context.
I think there's a lot more that could be investigated RE: RELATIVITY, so please contribute your ideas.
Family is maybe the most important thing in life. It is what connects us to each other. it teaches us to love and care. It helps shape the person we become. But Family isnt just those in our life we call Mom or Dad, Brother or Sister. Family can be your closets friends, your teammates, or brothers in arms. It can also be a community. Family can mean a lot of things.
What does Family mean to you?
Idea : Self