Sunday, 18 December 2011

Helene Split-Screen

i. Some people obviously inspire me to dick around with Photoshop, viz. I've always liked the multi-pane format, probably a throwback to seeing The Andromeda Strain on TV when I was young. What with widescreen monitors being all the rage nowadays, it seems wrong to concentrate on just one thing, when you can concentrate on several things. Like David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth. With his television screens. Ignoring Candy Clark.

ii. Bowie's ability to concentrate on several television screens was presented as a sign of his hyperacute alien senses, but nowadays lots of people watch films whilst surfing the internet in the background, and also cooking; in fact there's no longer such a thing as a background, because there's no longer a foreground.

iii. No matter how many televisions you watch, you'll never be David Bowie: