Every Single Episode of Bob Ross ‘The Joy of Painting’ Streamed by Twitch
As a kid, Bob Ross and The Joy of Painting on PBS was my kryptonite. My parents knew that if they wanted thirty minutes of child-free silence, they’d switch on that quiet guy with the afro and I’d be freaking spellbound, up until every last titanium white cloud. Well today, Twitch announced it’s channeling that same appeal in its new service, which lets users zone out as they watch videos of artists making art.
It’s called Twitch Creative: Partnering with Adobe, Twitch announced today it has launched a new vertical that lets users watch artists instead of gamers. This content includes anything from painting and drawing to building and sculpting. Users can search hashtags to find exactly the videos they’re looking for: #animation, #robotics, #watercolor, #props, #woodworking. You get the idea.
Back in 2007, Twitch spun off from the YouTube-like, live-streaming site called Justin.TV, when the company noticed that there was a huge community of people sharing videos of video game conquests. And so, Twitch was born. (As Bob Ross would say, it was a happy accident.)
In the Twitch Creative press release, the company calls such videos “live social video.” Video game-watching videos have also been popular on YouTube for years, often called “Let’s Play.”
It’s a solid, and lucrative, formula: Twitch was scooped up by Amazon for $1 billion last year. And as Jimmy Kimmel learned the hard way, people really like watching others do things like play games, and Google knows this: YouTube even announced its own Gaming app for video game video viewers, set to launch later this year. Maybe we’ll eventually see something like YouTube Art, as well?
We’ll see if fine arts will spark the same level of enthusiasm. For now, Twitch Creative’s first order of business? In collaboration with Janson Media and BobRoss Inc., they’ll air all 403 episodes of The Joy of Painting, which you can watch here for the next eight-and-a-half days, starting today at 2 p.m. PST.
[Twitch and Janson Media via The Verge]
Top image via Twitch Creative
Chanel Parks Never Expected to Fit into the Fashion World
Fashion features ample things and ideals. It challenges and incites ontological and philosophical questions. It encourages insightful thinking and inquisitive pondering…
Fashion features ample things and ideals. It challenges and incites ontological and philosophical questions. It encourages insightful thinking and inquisitive pondering. It is easily a very cyclical phenomenon and so enigmatic, as it is composed of binary elements, such as inclusive versus exclusive, skinny or slender versus plus-sized, subtle or simple versus extravagant and showy, minimal versus baroque, and mainstreams versus hipster.
Fashion is not only an expansive, multidimensional field of aesthetics and artistic beauty blended with social and cultural and philosophical elements, but it serves social, psychological, and cultural functions, like iconisation through models, photography, and themes and consumerism through branding and commodification. It establishes and reinforces codes and stylistic conventions.
According to Mauss and Bordieu, “how we clothe the body” is an active process or a technical means to create or represent a bodily self. The body is naturally trained to inhibit and internalize postures, movement, and gestures. Bodies are worn through technologies of movement, gesture, projection, and restraint.
You can have personified fashion. You can find yourself through it, no matter what you image is. Chanel Park, who never expected to fit into her fashion world’s realms, reflects she did not fit the image. She, however, is in the fashion world and she finds depth and diversity in it.
Models like Marquita Ping, Sabina Karlsson, and Georgia Pratt, walked on the runway that featured a notable amount of plus-size models, according to Parks. She reflected that gender identity has been played with but that racial and cultural identity and diversity was more prominent and dealt with this year at New York Fashion Week.
Seeing fashion is everywhere; it is unavoidable. Relating to it is made easier by diversity, depth, and breadth and meaning becomes more evident.
Tributes Paid to Late Bill Cunningham at New York Fashion Week
Bill Cunningham, the fashion photographer who died earlier this year, was paid tribute to at New York Fashion Week (NYFW.) Photographers dressed reminiscent to Cunningham, donning a blue overshirt that he was known for wearing, according to Erica Schewigerhausen at NYMag.com…
Bill Cunningham, the fashion photographer who died earlier this year, was paid tribute to at New York Fashion Week (NYFW.) Photographers dressed reminiscent to Cunningham, donning a blue overshirt that he was known for wearing, according to Erica Schewigerhausen at NYMag.com.
His absence was prominently felt at NYFW this time, since he was not there to do his job. The touching tribute to the late and legendary photographer was enacted by 75 photographers. On the morning of Friday, Sept 9, 2016, the blue smocks were distributed and the tribute took place.
According to Rosemary Fietelberg at WWD, a memorial for the photographer has also been set up at Bryant Park. Upon the late shutterbug’s death, he can also be recognized for his use of the bicycle and for his incredible and profuse contribution to New York’s fashion scene and documentation.
The visionary lensman’s work will also be on display, running from Sept 21 to Sept 25, according to Feitelberg’s article at WWD. It will take place at the fifth yearly Photoville event, at the Brooklyn Bridge Plaza.
It is important to appreciate Cunningham’s work, especially in the fashion world and how he conducted his photography. His strive to highlight the main issues in fashion in commendable. He illuminated that individuality and self-expression are both immensely important in fashion.
Of course, being a journalist in ways as a photographer, Cunningham proved that photography is indeed vital to the documentation of fashion—the field it thrives in and its life-cycle. Timeless fashion, past and present was a theme evident is his work, creating a timeline in his 40 years in the field!
Halloween Horror Night 2016 May Seem Far, but Rest Assured, It is Lurking!
Halloween is exactly two month from today, and that means it is lurking. It is not something some people look forward to, but it is for me. I am easily frightened and I have been to Halloween Horror Nights back in 2011—it was not a pleasant experience…
Halloween is exactly two month from today, and that means it is lurking. It is not something some people look forward to, but it is for me. I am easily frightened and I have been to Halloween Horror Nights back in 2011—it was not a pleasant experience.
I like Halloween, but no, I do not like scary movies, zombies, vampire, what have you! Why, then, am I drawn to Halloween? It is a mystery to me too, but one thing is for sure, it evokes a fun spirit, and I do like that. Halloween Horror Nights takes place, other than at Universal Studios Orlando, at Universal Studios, Hollywood.
The notorious Terror Tram will feature the filmmaker Eli Roth’s deranged mind and characters—like Hollywood Harry- a demented, murderous killer clown. Park patrons will be introduced and informed of his history and background; it will entail how the clown turned into a killer from a jolly, celebrated clown. It also features another clown and his transformation into a vicious killer. That would be “Koodles” the clown, who turned into uncovered his killer instincts, literally, after catering to children jovially, and after being a circus performer.
Like all years, this year will still feature the Jurassic Park ride in “Jurassic Park in the Dark” and other rides like “Transformers 3D” and “Revenge of the Mummy.” The scare zone featured this year will be based on The Purge trilogy. Each of the three will be incorporated from the trilogy, undoubtedly spreading mayhem and frightfulness among park-goers.
Mazes this year include: “American Horror Story”, which excites me (since I love the show), but I would expect will be brought up in a fearsome manner. All seasons will be dealt with, like “Murder House” and “Asylum” and others. Other mazes include “Freddy versus Jason”, “Halloween”, “Krampus” a newer and horrific twist on Christmas, “The Exorcist”, and “Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”
Other attractions include a “The Walking Dead” attraction, where an ominous world is brought to life from the popular television series. You will witness commotion as you navigate through the bloodthirsty undead.
Lastly, having replaced the “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventures” show, which was ultimately ruled as homophobic, (I do remember the “I’m Ryan Reynolds, not Ryan Seacrest.” joke), the Jabbawockeez will perform.
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