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Art to appreciate film?

This article about the Fonz getting his own statue (not Henry Winkler, the character he played on TV) reminded me of how technology has really shaped the lives of people in the 20th Century. Movies, TV, telephones, photography, special effects, not to mention computers and the Internet. 

Making a movie is considered an art, but it also requires a lot of technology know-how. Movie- and photo-making and editing has also become more democratized, where film editing programs come standard on new computers

It’s also weird how often the false character becomes more famous than the creator or actor. Most people know the Fonz; most people don’t know Henry Winkler. Princess Leia vs. Carrie Fischer. Alice vs. Lewis Carroll. It’s amazing how people are captivated by a good character, in any form.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.