“Sono naturalizzato Italiano, ma di origini Ghanesi. Sono stato abbandonato da piccolo e adottato da due angeli. Soffro il razzismo ogni giorno. Sono il primo nero a indossare la maglia dell’Italia. Non sono arrabbiato, ma è solo che le esperienze che ho vissuto mi fanno agire in modo diverso da altre persone. Quindi, prova a imparare come sono prima di criticarmi. Io comunque mi sento italiano, amo l’Italia e giocherò sempre per la Nazionale Italiana.” Mario Balotelli.
“I am a naturalized Italian, but I’m from Ghana. I was abandoned by my parents when I was child and adopted by two angels. I suffer with racism everyday. I am the first black to wear Italian shirt. I’m not angry, but my life experiences make me act differently from other people. Then, try to learn more about me before you criticize me. I feel Italian, only Italian, I love Italy and I will play only with Italian shirt.” Mario Balotelli.
ZKO Rollercoaster // GREAT EMOTIONS
Visualization of the 1st violin of the 2nd symphony, 4th movement by Ferdinand Ries in the shape of a rollercoaster. The camera starts by showing a close-up of the score, then focuses on the notes of the first violin turning the staves into the winding rail tracks of the rollercoaster. The notes and bars were exactly synchronised with the progression in the animation so that the typical movements of a rollercoaster ride match the dramatic composition of the music.
Watermarking your images can be tricky. On one hand, we’re all about protecting your creative rights, however some watermarks can be so darn distracting!
The talented writers at farbspiel put together this awesome guide that explains how to incorporate your watermark creatively into your image!
What Does July 4th mean to the African American?
What does July 4th mean to the African-American? What is the significance of this day where Black History is concerned? You have to go back to 1852 when Frederick Douglas was a guest speaker at an Independence Day celebration. In the speech that Douglas gave, he made it brutally clear as to how much he despised the treatment of slaves as well as the hypocrisy and irony that was clearly obvious on this day.
He made it well known that this particular hypocrisy was aimed at the African-American population and was quite evident on several fronts. In his speech, he sarcastically refers to Independence Day as “the birthday of your National Independence and your political freedom.” However, Douglas was not a man to lose hope. Despite the fact that he alludes to how detestable and horrid slavery is, the man always saw a silver lining with this issue.