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Author: Claudia Alick
Experiments in Art, Access & Technology, or E.A.A.T. chronicles the emergence of access as an animating principle of art, science, and technology.Meesh Fradkin, Carmen Papalia, Josephine Sales, Andy Slater, and Olivia Ting premiere new work developed in the Leonardo CripTech Incubator, an art and technology fellowship for disability innovation.
In response to ongoing strikes within the entertainment industry, a group of Star Trek actors, including John Billingsley, Jonathan Del Arco, Natalia Castellanos, and Michelle
From a technical standpoint, “Avatar: The Way of Water” is a visual masterpiece. Cameron’s visionary direction and the pioneering use of 3D and high frame rates create an immersive experience that captivates the senses. The world of Pandora, with its lush landscapes, exotic creatures, and vibrant bioluminescent flora, is awe-inspiring. You can tell it’s an advertisement for future Disney Park attractions.
However, the film’s artistic merits are overshadowed by its problematic aspects, most notably its cultural appropriation and insensitive casting choices. I found it challenging to enjoy “Avatar: The Way of Water” due to its deeply troubling undertones. It felt literally like an act of violent propaganda. While the film’s visuals are undoubtedly captivating, it’s impossible to ignore the racial, colonialist, and capitalist implications that persist in Cameron’s storytelling.
Elizabeth Mills-Low 2023 Digital Resident Portfolio. Political organizer and Public speaker