Monday, February 27, 2012
from Heyan Chen:
This video is about a famous YouTube star- Niga-Higa. He is creating a
funny video using the song "never say never". If YouTube are restricting
copyright issues, then his video will never going to be view by tens of
thousands of people. Instead he use that song to entertain people by
change the lyrics. This way he also helped the artist to promote the song
"never say never" Niga-Higa also benefit from that song because he uses it
to entertain his audiences and fans. And everyone watches the video also
benefit, we all laughed. I think this is relate to "how YouTube thinks
about copyright". A win-win situation.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
from Jian Ma:
There was a time when I wanted to buy this book after I heard it was going to be translated into English...until I saw the cover art. Understanding
genre is valuable not just for writing but for business as well. Yen Press made a move to try and appeal to a larger audience by Americanizing the images in order to attract a more diverse population. Of course I do not know the results as I have no data on the sales, but I can say that the community who was interested in Spice and Wolf in America did not favor the Americanized cover art. I can also say that subsequent releases retained the original cover art instead of the Americanized versions.
1. The category in Japan for these types of book are called “Light Novels,” not very heard of in America.
2. They put “Light novels” into the “Manga” section in book stores despite being about 215/240 pages of text, 13/240 pages of credits, table of contents, etc, and 12/240 pages of artwork/illustrations. As a result, “Manga” and “Light Novels” get treated the same based on initial assumptions despite being completely different in style.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Sinuo Zheng writes: This video summarizes the main points discussed in the assigned readings
about cover letter: 1)address to the right person 2)make the cover letter concise 3)never reuse the cover letter. It is very straight forward, clear and informative.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Min Yoon writes: This image shows the combination of Korean flag and the US flag. For the
second generation Korean Americans, this flag is more meaningful because
they were born in the United States, but raised by Korean parents who have
Korean culture and Korean language.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
This video comes from Nojan Farhoumand
This video exemplifies code switching in Star Wars. The conversation starts
out in a different language then when a more touchy topic is considered
within the conversation the giant bird switches to english to personalize
the conversation as well as change topic.
Monday, February 13, 2012
from Heyan Chen: This video is about this Chinese American name Jin, he is freestyling against the black rappers on BET, and he beat them all, he is like the Asian Eminem, he makes me proud. I think this relates to the article "Thank You, Jeremy Lin ", because it talked about Bruce Lee, Yao Ming and only a few Asian American that makes him proud, and finally wait til Jeremy Lin came out. Now I added another Asian American to his list--Jin.