Posted in August 2012

Conflict and Vicious Cycles

Conflict and Vicious Cycles

“52 people were hacked to death or burnt alive, among them 13 children and 42 women.  Some 100 houses were reduced to ashes, 300 head of cattle killed, and 1,000 people displaced in the Pokomo retaliation attack on the Orma [for the killings of 2 Pokomo farmers a week before]”. “In Mandera County, six more … Continue reading

More About Film Art

More About Film Art

So I’ve been reading up a little on media aesthetics and trying to apply it to my favourite films of all time as I go along, and here’s the warm-up. BREAKING BAD (2008) – Cinematographer: Michael Slovis I’d heard a lot about this series, now on the verge of its final season, but only started … Continue reading

A Blind Date With Film Art

A Blind Date With Film Art

aes·thet·ics [:] the branch of philosophy dealing with such notions as the beautiful, the ugly, the sublime, the comic, etc., as applicable to the fine arts, with a view to establishing the meaning and validity of critical judgments concerning works of art, and the principles underlying or justifying such judgments. (Dictionary.com) Cinematography happens to be one … Continue reading

News From London

Originally posted on EDDY KIMANI:
By Elias Makori. Kenya came into the London Olympics with high hopes, everyone confident that we would surpass the performance of Beijing four years ago where Team Kenya scooped six gold, four silver and four bronze medals. But the pre-Games tension between the National Olympic Committee of Kenya and Athletics…

The Behaviour-AttitudeGap (Part 2)

The Behaviour-AttitudeGap (Part 2)

Continued from Part 1 So the Ebola scare in Siaya was a false alarm. Panic over. No, wait, there was another false alarm in Murang’a too (and you wonder why I have issues with the news?) But it’s all good for now. Believe it or not, this post was not about Ebola, or the news. … Continue reading

The Behavior – Attitude Gap (Part 1)

The Behavior – Attitude Gap (Part 1)

Lunchtime at the office is time for eating chips and surfing the web. As I was enjoying my lunch yesterday Charles, a colleague, came by and announced (quote): “Ebola in Siaya”. “Siaya?”  I asked tentatively as I tried to mentally calculate the distance from there to Nairobi. “Siaya is in Nyanza province,” He patronized adding, … Continue reading