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The Pros & Cons of ProQuest

I find that ProQuest is a great resource for finding primary sources on a variety of historical topics. ProQuest is a database that archives newspapers from 1800 to the present. I am quite familiar with ProQuest because I have used it in the past for research in other classes. ProQuest makes it possible to search […]

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Technology’s Use in the Future

Vannevar Bush’s article, As We May Think (1), argues that science should help produce technology for the progress of mankind and not for the destruction of it. He envisioned that such technology would become widely available and very useful to humans in the future. Even the technology he described in his article resembles the technology […]

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The World Without the Internet

I never thought of the Internet as being an invention of the Cold War. The Cold War has given the world many things, from microwaves to space flight, but I find the Internet to be one of the great things that impacted lives around the world. Originally used by governments and universities to share information […]

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Final- Less is More: Follow Up on Blog 10

Even though abstract animations like Quest (1) are just as entertaining as today’s movies, I found that animations with basic, simple features can also be enjoyable to watch. A good example of this kind of animation is High Fidelity (1982) (2). High Fidelity is entertaining through its simplicity. The simple designs and characters, the movements […]

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12- Animated Advertisements: Raid

I felt the need to off-shoot from Coraline Meena’s blog on animation in television commercials (1). I have always found that the animation in television commercials are superb and eye-catching. One animated commercial series that always caught my eye was the Raid commercials. The Raid commercials have practically been animated since the product was introduced […]

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11- Breaking Barriers

It can be easy to believe that today’s 3D animated features are breaking the barriers of animation and theater entertainment. But if it wasn’t for the experimentation and creations of the 3D animations of the late 1980s, today’s animations wouldn’t be a good as they are now. 3D animations of the late 1980s were breaking […]

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10- Abstract is Best

Today’s 3D animated movies are fun and entertaining due to their characters and stories. The worlds in these movies are designed with care, the characters are enjoyable and the stories are not too complex. It is interesting to know that the 3D animation of today came from the abstract 3D animations of the 1980s. Many […]

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9- Relationships in Early 3D Animation

Relationships are made everyday in the real-world and hold a special meaning for every individual. All relationships are different, as some turn out good and some run into troubles. But all relationships have their ups and downs. Relationships are so important in our lives, they are even reflected in the entertainment world, especially in animation. […]

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8- WWII Propaganda in the Cartoon Perspective: Part II

The United States entered World War II after being attacked at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 by the Japanese.  The earlier peace propaganda, used to encourage Americans to avoid war, was changed to war propaganda, calling for support of the war to defeat the Axis Powers. To support America’s war effort, MGM created another […]

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7-WWII Propaganda in the Cartoon Perspective: Part I

World War II is still considered to be one of the greatest wars ever fought. It was a war in which multiple countries participated in, where new weapons were used, and was a war that was supported by the public. But before the United States’ entry into the war, her government released propaganda, information or […]

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