posted on Jul, 8 2010 @ 03:22 PM
reply to post by Alethea
Alethea, your strength is in the symbology of the ancients. You have this historical information at your command and that never ceases to amaze me.
I can never be certain of exactly what I'm looking at whether it is a work of art or the Google home page. What spawns these images and creations?
When is the US flag just a flag?
When I'm being creative, I know that there is something driving it and typically it's an experience, a thought or even a personal agenda of mine
that needs further expression and formation. But then again I am not an artist charged with being creative on command to create a Google homepage. I
do think it is entirely possible that people working for Google express more than random images in these cartoonish glyphs. Most of us have seen the
various articles and threads showing how Disney artists planted various "symbols" and such in movies and advertisements over the years. Once you've
seen one example of that it is hard to ignore the possibility of subliminal meaning in any broadcast image.
Does it cost us anything to dissect and discuss what we are viewing? Perhaps just a little time and most of us are still free to spend that as
precious as our time is. I would think most people, especially those that frequent ATS are in a state of heightened awareness and thus we question
more of our world. The current state of things has much to do with that. It's the old line from the Who, "we wont get fooled again".
If there is subliminal intent and content in the Google image, is it forwarding an agenda or is it a warning against an agenda? Just a day ago I had
mentioned to Alethea that the "Google Doodle" was a tribute to Frida Kahlo. Why a known Mexican communist and why now? Oh yeah, she was an aritist.
Yes, a Mexican communist artist. And there are untold numbers of artists that don't make the Doodle. Is it love of art or is it an agenda? I don't
think much of her art what little I've seen. To each his own. Is it me, or is every artist that does the self-portrait thing bugly? That's why I
refrain from doing self-portraits.
Google celebrates Frida Kahlo's 103rd birthday by doctoring its logo -- and her self-portrait
I find the Rube Goldberg salute aspect interesting. Through his cartoons, Goldberg made fun of technology that provided ever more complex ways of
doing simple daily tasks. You might say he was anti-technology at heart. We can only wonder what he would have thought of the Internet and a website
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