How is Spartacus Related to Pop Culture?

How is Spartacus Related to Pop Culture?

There are many new television shows are aired on TV, but which one is hugely influence among it’s viewers? It is non other than Spartacus the TV series that aired on STARZ network. With its impelling drama story and its gruesome killings, it has sparked the attention of the mass media and made a huge fan base for itself. In Addition, the sex scenes that were also added in the show was also embraced by the media. However, what made the show extremely viral on the media was the passing of the shows original’s protagonist which is Andy Whitfield.

Andy Whitfield played as Spartacus, a therian warrior who becomes condemned to slavery by the Romans for denying an order from the Roman army commander. Andy was maleficent in the role and was adored by many of the shows viewers. With the passing of Andy Whitfield, many articles and videos went viral on the internet. In a blog from nytimes.com, Liam McIntyre had this to say, “Every actor dreams of getting a big break, a big opportunity. Andy’s such a wonderful actor. I don’t want to follow that guy, and everybody hurts that he’s had to give up the role, myself included.”. In addition, many social media services had many people talking about Andy’s death and why he was a great actor to play Spartacus. From tumblr.com, “Andy suffered a recurrence of the disease later in the year and was ultimately compelled to abandon his role as Spartacus.Sadly, our Champion passed away in Sydney, Australia, on September 11th, 2011, 18 months after his initial cancer diagnosis. He was 39.”. Andy Whitfield is what helped made the show as popular as it is.

    In contrast, the story of the show was very told and was brilliantly executed by the entire cast. The story’s genre was tragic drama that told the story of a man named Spartacus who became enslaved by the Romans and lead a huge slave revolt against the Roman empire. In a website called Telegraph.co.uk, they explain, “An amped-up, adults-only Horrible Histories from US cable channel Starz, it tells the story of the Thracian warrior-slave’s three-year rebellion against Rome using slow-motion, limb-flinging fight scenes, rampant nudity and baroque language delivered in incongruous accents.”. Also, each antagonist in the show gave a back history as to why they became evil or more so evil. For instance, many of the villains, desire higher position in the Roman republic and more wealth.

On the contrary, what do some of the fans say about how Spartacus is better than other bit hit shows? According to Ross Jones from Telegraph.co.uk, “Spartacus is a more action-packed and more entertaining show than the hugely popular fantasy series Game of Thrones. Like Game of Thrones, it’s brimful of sex and violence. Unlike Game of Thrones, though, it’s based on fact, not fantasy but not off-puttingly in an extent.”. With a show story so loved by the fans, Spartacus will be remembered for years to come.

With the show’s huge success, how is it influenced by the fans and where do they go to show how much of a fan they are to the show? In the event called Cosplay, there was a live play featuring a scene from the show during the first season of the TV series.

Also, from richietsteadman.com, an interview with the actor Manu Bennett who portrayed as Crixus said this when he went to the Comic Con event,

“Those Spartacus fans, they follow us around. They get dressed up, which is great. I’ve been doing these comic cons for a few months now and it’s amazing how many people can dress up as a gladiator and look actually like we do, and we have professional costume artists that make our stuff. It’s amazing that people at home can put together whatever they can from their cupboards and hold costume parties and look pretty authentic.”.

In an article from the dailycaller.com, they explain what Plato thought on the impact of the media that may impact its viewers,“Plato was very concerned with how playwrights shape the way ordinary people think about things. They teach us what to laugh at. They teach us what to cry at. That shapes who you are as a human being”. This may prove true to what as to what kind of person they are, however it does not causate a person to act inappropriate in society. Instead, it inspires a person to be creative with their artistic talents and attend event where it is appropriate to act like one of the character’s on the show. With a huge fan base from the show Spartacus, many fans will continue to show their support and loyalty to the show by attending these events.

With a show so embraced by the mass media, there is no sight of seeing this show fade from memory. Many fans and I will always remember what made this show so enjoyable to watch and what made the aspects of the show very remarkable. But most of all how a truly gifted actor named Andy Whitfield, will be remember from and remind everyone why he is our champion in the show and in real life.

How 3D Printing will Revolutionize our Daily Living

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As the future progresses, new technology is revealed to society to make everyone’s daily living a bit more easier. 3D printing, a technology that has shown much attraction in the media with the technology’s capabilities to print 3D digital content. This technology has shown a wide range of possibilities such as printing life scale houses, human body parts and even foods you can eat. These 3D printing capabilities is presented by the mass media and how great it will make everyone’s life easier and relaxful.

The mass media is getting everyone excited over the more accessible and affordable 3D printing technology for constructing any type of building from all over the globe. The audience who receive this message get excite over the possibilities that the technology is now capable of doing. With proven evidence shown in the mass media people are easily convinced. In China, they have used the 3D printing technology to build houses and even mansions. Piece of the media has release an article called “China Just 3D-Printed a Five-Story building Like It’s No Big Deal” from “Curbed.com”. In the Article, “A Chinese construction firm called WinSun Decoration Design Engineering has 3D-printing a five-story apartment building and a 11,840-square-foot Neoclassical mansion. These new structures are also made of recycled wastes such as soda can and plastic bottles. One massive 3D printer was used to construct the buildings using the recyclables wastes.“ Other than China, the mass media is posting and publishing many articles, pictures, videos, podcast, and blogs of a bunch of buildings being printed from different countries. The mass media has convinced many people in giving them insight that this technology has a lot of promising benefits for the future.

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Even in the medical industry the media has spread the message that 3D printing can prove useful in this field.The media explains that 3D printing technology has the capabilities to print human organs and body parts. On “www.Dailynews.com” their is an article called, “3D printers to make human body parts? It’s happening” that discuses the use for the technology for treating patents. In the article it states, “Six-year-old Alex Pring of Groveland, Fla., tries out the prosthetic arm created for him by a team of engineering students at the University of Central Florida. The arm was created for a cost of around $350 using off-the-shelf electrical servo motors and custom machined components created on a 3D printer. ” With this being evidential to the message given by the media, people will no longer have to worry about a being greatly depressed over a lost limb or organ. In addition, the media has given their audience a glimmer of hope mentally and when the time comes, their physical health will be cared for.

Lastly, The news media has expressed that 3d printing is also capable in printing real food that can be eaten. In addition, they nugged their audience and shout that their wish has been fulfilled. The mass media uses example from The Back to The Future franchise when a character from the film receives an instant fully cooked pizza in a matter of a few seconds. In an article called, “Breaking convention: New 3D food printer makes edible cookies” from the website, “http://rt.com/news/220391-3d-printer-edible-food/”. In the article it states, “XYZPrinting 3D Food Printer promises to stretch the boundaries of creative food making, as it allows to print any style of uncooked cookies and other dough-based pastries within minutes. ” The news media that this will be the future of the culinary industry because of it’s low cost prices and options for making creative presentable food designs to their hungry customers.

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The possibilities of 3D printing technology is almost endless and I’m personally very excited for it. In addition, I’m not the only one who feels the excitement of this kind of technology according to the mass media. Mark Federman explains, “a medium is ‘any extension of ourselves.’ Classically, he suggests that a hammer extends our arm and that the wheel extends our legs and feet. Each enables us to do more than our bodies could do on their own.” With the use of 3D printing, many things is possible and with the power of using it, making our lives much easier and creative indulged in many characteristics.  I would love to print my own creations that I design or buy off of some store’s library in real plastic objects or have an elaborate dessert in front of me. Not to mention a house that I can have printed from a huge 3D printer in a empty lot somewhere of my chosen. The future is here with the use of 3D printing technology and it is only begun according to a bunch of media sources I have encountered throughout online and in published magazines.