When thinking of topics to base an animation on, my brain was immediately thinking of all the random pictures I have seen on social media. There was one image that stood out to me.
This topic demonstrates how society has a certain box which if we do not fit in, that’s our problem and we must shape ourselves to become what society needs us to be. You could tie this in with body image, discrimination, mental health; various issues which effect people who are not the average. It can also bring into the topic of Equality and Equity. How although things may seem fair on a widespread level, they are not considering the minorities and personalities of those who do not fit the average.
“The terms equity and equality are sometimes used interchangeably, which can lead to confusion because while these concepts are related, there are also important distinctions between them.
Equity, as we have seen, involves trying to understand and give people what they need to enjoy full, healthy lives. Equality, in contrast, aims to ensure that everyone gets the same things in order to enjoy full, healthy lives. Like equity, equality aims to promote fairness and justice, but it can only work if everyone starts from the same place and needs the same things.” – [“Distinguish Between Equity And Equality | SGBA E-Learning Resource”. Sgba-resource.ca. N.p., Web. 26 Feb. 2016.]
Speaking of all of this reminds me of the famous quote by Albert Einstein. When researching there was a debate whether it was Einstein who said this. For the sake of blogging we will agree with the majority.
This quote I feel is much more relevant to me than previous, it shows that everyone is different and we all have different strengths. Personally speaking I think this is a problem in a lot of schools, for example; in school I was quite artistic and when it came to careers advise I was told that Art was a failed subject and it would get me nowhere. Even now I when I speak to some adults they think I have chosen a lesser subject because it isn’t a classically academic subject. (I’m surprised I didn’t go into rant over that)
There was this good article I found online which moved on to a man named Howard Gardner; who believe there were multiple intelligences. I always remembered those tests you took in secondary school, where you learnt if you are a kinetic , visual, oral or spoken word type of learner. Howard Garner’s theories explores the different intelligences set us apart.
“Howard Gardner of Harvard has identified seven distinct intelligences. This theory has emerged from recent cognitive research and “documents the extent to which students possess different kinds of minds and therefore learn, remember, perform, and understand in different ways,” according to Gardner (1991). According to this theory, “we are all able to know the world through language, logical-mathematical analysis, spatial representation, musical thinking, the use of the body to solve problems or to make things, an understanding of other individuals, and an understanding of ourselves. Where individuals differ is in the strength of these intelligences – the so-called profile of intelligences -and in the ways in which such intelligences are invoked and combined to carry out different tasks, solve diverse problems, and progress in various domains.” – “Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences”. Tecweb.org. Web. 26 Feb. 2016.
“Most lay and scholarly writings about intelligence focus on a combination of linguistic and logical intelligences- the particular intellectual strengths, I often maintain of a law professor and the territory spanned by most intelligence tests. However of a fuller appreciation of human cognitive capacities emerges if we take into account spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, inter-personal and intra-personal intelligences. (the list as of 1983)” Gardner, Howard. Frames Of Mind. New York: Basic Books, 1983. Print.
We actually see these intelligences in the hero’s journey. For example; in a film where there is a duo/pairing. We have the talker and the one who goes by action. These different traits cause contrast and reflects their personality. I really liked exploring this and I hope we can do something that could reflect that. Thinking of a battle but as result they are of equal strength. I think if you look into Pixar shorts they have this principles; Like Day and Night
Day & Night – [Accessed 26th Feb 2016]