As you may have read in the past I studied Art History at Uni and it was my favourite subject. During that time I wrote two essays on Star Trek. The last one was for the course called The Body in Question: Images of the Body in Western Art. I used an image of Captain Kirk and Spock being whipped in the Star Trek Original Series episode "Patterns of Force" which features a Nazi type society. The picture shown is as close to the one I used as I could find. The one I used was of the two lain over side by side being whipped, with their backs crisscrossed with pink (Kirk) and green (Spock) paint. The image I used for the essay was also used as one of the early sets of promotional cards for the show!!
So, what's all this got to do with "I, Florence"? You maybe wondering. Well at the end of that essay, which could have done with a heavy edit, I made the statement that I was a Narcissian Surrealist. Whoa! What is that? (and why the hell was I talking about myself in an essay?). Well, I figured a Narcissus is in love with its own image and a surrealist can hold any number of bizarre concepts as normal, so a Narcissian Surrealist is in love with the multiple possible associations of the self. Well it gives me something to do anyway. Here's some examples, in a non-Star Trek related way.
You can play this game at home too. Just use your digital camera, take a photo of yourself by holding your arm out in front of you and click. Then use an easy to use photo imaging package, I used Picasa which is free from Google, to manipulate these. Easy! Go knock yourself out with Narcissian fun.
These photos don't really show the depth of the surrealist bit, but I'm sure those of you familiar with gaming will get the point, everybody's a Narcissian Surrealist these days!
One last thing for today's Geek Week post, as promised for Miss Wrecker, here's a link to the Japanese dance troop doing Robot Dancing that I found on YouTube. Enjoy!