11 Nisan 2010 Pazar
Censorship is a big issue in Turkey. If we are living in a demopcratic country people should have access to every single bit information. Democracy means:" is a political government carried out either directly by the people or by means of elected represantatives of the people." But in Turkey, as we have been told, as a democratic country it seems to be breaking this concept.
The internet is fundemantel tool for the people who are living in a democratic country. People are need to be able to reach the same internet connection equality. This is why the internet must become a tool without limitations, it helps countries to develop culturally and it is neccessary on a community to have wider access.
The use of the internet is can be defined as civil rights and an explanation of demoracy. Politicians of our country behaved prejudiced. They have been banned the sites according to their own wills. As we are talking about the democracy then we need to be open - minded and farsighted.
To sum up, people should not be obstructed by the minority in order to serve their wills. Politicians need to look at the wider side and need to consider the people's benefits more than thmeselves.
28 Şubat 2010 Pazar
" Here is the photo of Dr. Geert Hofstede. "
Uncertanity Avoidence: Hofstede explained the Uncertanity Avoidence as “The extent to which a society feels threatened by uncertain or ambiguous situations.” (2) As we consider those two countries with each other we see that Turkey is higher Uncertanity Avoidence comparing to U.S. Uncertanity avoidence is the reaction you give the uncertain things happens in your daily life. People in Turkey are wants assurance more than U.S people. For example if a Turkish Company wants to make a deal with an U.S Company they need be more open to new ideas and Tukish firm needs to give him a right to manage himself on his own and needs to puts his trust on him.
22 Şubat 2010 Pazartesi
After we captured the movie, we have decided to re-shoot it. We move the car by using fishing line,in some part of the movie we see it. We decided to solve this problem by using different "Stop Motion" technique. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_motion).
We are planning to design new decors by Tuesday, so we can get the rough cut by Wednesday.
Here are some videos from the set.
I hope you enjoy it.
15 Şubat 2010 Pazartesi
Your Health Is Melting
Global warming is affecting human health. Many health association claims that global warming is effecting human health badly. Every year, thousands of people are dying or getting ill because of the global warming. It is threating human health by spreading infections of diseases from human to human. In 2008 World Health Organization claimed that " The changing climate will inevitably affect the basic requirements for maintaining health: clean air and water, sufficient food and adequate shelter. Each year, about 800,000 people die from causes attributable to urban air pollution, 1.8 million from diarrhoea resulting from lack of access to clean water supply, sanitation, and poor hygiene, 3.5 million from malnutrition and approximately 60,000 in natural disasters. A warmer and more variable climate threatens to lead to higher levels of some air pollutants, increase transmission of diseases through unclean water and through contaminated food, to compromise agricultural production in some of the least developed countries, and increase the hazards of extreme weather"(3).
Wildlife Melting Global warming is not just affecting the humans, unfortunately it is also affecting wildlife. Many species are under the threat of the extinction. In the commercials we are seeing that polar bears are sitting on a small island of ice. Many habitats are not able to conserve their living species. Nowadays these loss of habitat are seen mostly in north pole. The icebergs are melting and causing the extinction of polar bears. It is so important to pursue food chain. As humans we all need to protect animals in order to maintain our lives. Many species are in danger of extinction and with the global warming.
Icebergs Melting The icebergs are melting day by day. The melting of icebergs are also cause to water levels to rise and that threatening other habitats. In the rise of sea-level can cause the floods and hurricanes. According to an Science Daily (Mar. 16, 2009) "Global warming is expected to cause the sea level along the northeastern U.S. coast to rise almost twice as fast as global sea levels during this century, putting New York City at greater risk for damage from hurricanes and winter storm surge, according to a new study led by a Florida State University researcher."(4).
" Polar bears" "Penguins"
Act Now To sum up, global warming threating all of the living creatures life including us. The earth is getting warmer everyday. Most of the scientists are trying to underline the danger that we are facing in near future. If we all want to exist and live in this planet we need to take an action as soon as possible in order to continue our species. We need to protect the animals which are under the danger of extinction. We need to realize how it is essential to maintain the food chain for our survival. There are ten things you can do to reduce global warming. As we all humans, can take an action right away we can stop the global warming with a little damage and leave a safe place for the next generations.
8 Şubat 2010 Pazartesi
Now i'm going to talk about some people who have become celebrity from internet. The person which i'm going to talk is Tavi. Tavi Gevinson is a girl who is 13 years old. She was on the cover on the Love and Pop Magazines. She's just started to high school. Her blog address is http://tavi-thenewgirlintown.blogspot.com/. The blog's name is "Style Rookie"She is wathcing the catwalks in the first row and she is hanging out with Marc Jacobs and many other fashion gods.
In my personal idea i don't find appropriate to put a 13th year old girl on the front row of a couture show. I think she is really talented but, i think this kinds of behaviors may encourage other children's to open their own blogs. They may think that they can do anything to be known by the world and this could only be beneficial for the people who are abusing the kids through the internet. Maybe Tavi can be lucky but, not all the kids who opens a blog can not be that lucky.
Next person is Lauren Luke. She is a make up artist and she published her own videos on the "youtube". She has selling her own make up kits on eBay and she decided to put her own make up videos on the you tube. According to Wikipedia "Her YouTube channel, Panacea81, has 60 million views and over 300.000 subscribers since her first upload on July 22, 2007. She is now has her own brand. She is selling her brands on her own website.
The last subject i want to mention is a new word. Nowadays there is a new term come into our dictionaries. The term "infomania" has been used since the 1980s. Infomania is used for people who are can't live without the internet. The Wikipedia has explained it as " Infomania is the debilitating state of information overload, caused by the combination of a backlog of information to process (usually in email), and continuous interruptions from technologies like phones, instant messaging, and email. It is also understood as distraction caused by the urge to check email, text messaging and other sources of information, which causes the person to show symptoms to neglect other, often more important things - duties, family, etc. (For instance, a typical symptom of infomania is that of checking email frequently during vacation.)".
Maximum number of days I could live without the internet is three. After the third day, my hands start to shaking and i immediately start to looking for a place that i could access to internet. If you are a person like me than nowadays people are calling us "infomaniac". I know that Baran is an infomaniac just like me.
He and i have a disease, people may say "infomaniac" to us but i prefer to call us just "obssessed with the internet"