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standardisation du regard
Quand à Jacques-Henri Lartigue, qui appelait son objectif l’œil de sa mémoire, il n’avait même plus besoin de viser pour photographier, il savait sans avoir ce que verrait son Leica même s’il le tenait à bout de bras, l’appareil se substituant à la fois aux mouvement de l’œil et aux déplacements du corps.
La réduction ds choix mnésiques, créée par cet état de dépendance par rapport à l’objectif, allait devenir le nodule où se formera la modélisation de la vision et, avec elle, toutes les formes possibles de standardisation du regard.
Paul Virilio, La machine de vision, Paris, Galilée, 1988, p. 39.
Everyone was very helpful last time, so internet,I’m posing another question.
Why, in England, is there no standard pronunciation of a? For those who don’t know, there’s a divide between those who say a in the medial position of certain words and those who say ar.
Most obvious example is bath vs barth. (Other examples include grass vs grarss, castle vs carstle.)
So during the standardisation of English, spelling got standardised, and pronunciation at the time was closely connected to spelling. So why is there such disparity between the north and south and their pronunciation of a?
Why isn’t it standardised?
4music's advert proves their choice of music IS standard.
I saw this advert a while back, but had forgotten to blog about it when it was fresh in my mind. Well it just popped up again…
A Link to the video can be found here it’s crappy quality, but you can still get the gist of it.
This advert gives me a range of emotions, it makes me laugh because it proves how a lot of pop/chart music sounds pretty much the same. The songs have the same key, same rhythm, melody, beat, granted you can tell that the tempo has been altered for a few of the songs, but not a substantial amount. But, for the same reason, it also makes me sad because I optimistically (or foolishly), choose to believe that there is still creativity within the music industry, but this advert kind of shoves the opposite idea in my face.
But let’s not get sidetracked, the topic of this blog isn’t about the credibility of popular music, that must be left to another day, or even a book, because that is pretty much the main thesis of my study at university. The topic of this blog is to discuss the lack of diversity of music that channel 4 are advertising, and honestly, it doesn’t even matter that what they’re deciding to put out all sounds the same, that could be their selling point for all I know. (I must admit, it is good to listen to fast paced, similar sounding pop music whilst pushing it at the gym).
I’m not even trying to say whether it is good or bad, I personally think that if a person is genuinely really interested in pop music then that’s fine, it doesn’t mean that they adhere to a certain stereotype or that they are somehow, of lesser worth than others. All I want is for people to realise is the blatent standardisation that pop music has.
I have a dream.
I dream of a world, in a new language.
In a language of precision.
Precision down to the inch (or millimetre)
Where metaphors become real.
Where they weigh in pound for pound
And moreso to the nearest ounce.
The EU has it sorted; grams at the market.
Do you know what I mean?
principles of test construction
standardisation: the test has been uniformly presented to a large, representative sample of people
- the scores of this representative group set the standards against which later test takers can be evaluated
reliability: a test must produce consistent results when administered on repeated occasions
validity: the ability to measure what it was designed to measure