Monday, January 1, 2007
Culture is an illusive concept. The term "Culture" refers to "patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activities significance and importance" (Wikipedia). Deriving from the Latin word Cultura, culture is usually manifested to any of the seven arts: Music, Dance, Painting, Literature, Architecture, Sculpture, and Cinema.
Yet, the term Culture may also be attributed to a much wider scope of social phenomena including different kinds of sport, political actions and various ways of media communications. The work of the journalist, for example, or the creative thinking that empowers a successful advertising or counter-advertising campaign can also be attributed to the concept of culture.
Following this trail, CultCase is a blog about culture and arts. Each case covers a different aspect of human spirit, from painting and film-making, poetry and music to advertising and architecture, popular science and cyberspace – if it's culty and trendy, CultCase is here to break it up for you.
CultCase in Pictures
The following Flash map, courtesy of whos.amung.us, is a dynamic representation of new arrivals to CultCase as well as current and recent readers.
Have an interesting story, links or pictures you think might would like to see on CultCase? We love keeping CultCase as open as possible and always seek for new content. Writers and contributors are fully credited including active links to their preferred website or profile. We can not promise to publish your stuff but if its good and original you can expect that to happen. Here are a few CultCases by some of our guest writers:
- 7 Scary Ghost Towns: Eternal Remnants From Abandonment, Death and Destruction
- 5 Creepy Cannibalism Themes in Classic Fairy Tales That Will Give Your Children, and You, Nightmares
- 5 Mysterious Skulls: Dare They Be Called, Human?
- Handmade Craftivism: 3 Ways to More Precious and Less Ultra-Slick Stuff for Kids