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Movies | Books | Music | Internet | Arts Φ What's Your Ratio?

NE1

about 3 years ago

List the mediums you love & access, from most to least, in a given day/week/month.

I jokingly call this a persons’ golden ratio (Φ)

For the ‘arts’ feel free to specify if you spend a good deal of time
(working on or) appreciating: painting/sculpture/videogames/theatre, etc.

From most accessed to least:

1. Books
2. Music
3. Internet
4. Movies
5. Arts

(Misc. Museums = least frequent, for me)

John Lehtone​n

about 3 years ago

1. Music (it’s on perpetually during my free time, unless I’m engaging in another artform)
2. Movies (My favorite art form, just not as easy as music)
3. Internet
4. Books (I’ve been lagging for awhile now)
5. Arts

NE1

about 3 years ago

I feel I may go on a movie-marathon this week. Maybe.

I haven’t been in a movie-watching mood for months.

The only time I watch anything is when I go to the theatre.

Unless I put on background movies like the Eames’ or old VHS’ bootlegs.

If you were to ask three years ago, my ratio would’ve been much different.

Circa 2008:

1. Internet
2. Movies
(a time when I was watching movies religiously, sometimes 2 or 3 a day)
3. Music
4. Books
(a time when I was a very slow reader, still am, but now I can focus longer)
5. Arts

Jirin

about 3 years ago

1. Internet
2. Music (I explored art music long before art movies. I have it on whenever I’m doing anything without an audio component. Surfing the web, doing homework, playing video games muted, etc)
3. Movies
4. Books (I am a subway reader.)
5. Arts

Brad S.

about 3 years ago

1) Movies
2) Internet (not really happy to have this so high up, but you know, modernity.)
3) Music
4) Books
5) Arts

Rich Uncle Skeleton

about 3 years ago

During semester time:
1. Internet
2. Music
3. Movies
4. Arts
5. Books

During holiday time:
1. Movies
2. Internet/Music
4. Arts
5. Books

NE1

about 3 years ago

I wonder if we should add Games, like Chess.

I spend more time playing Go, recently, than i do at Museums.

Dennis...Brian

about 3 years ago

1.Books
2. Internet
3.Movies
4.Arts
5.Music (I hate music)

Mike Clayton

about 3 years ago

Lately: Mubi=internet

Films (seen about 400-500 films since joining the auteurs/Mubi)
Mubi
Music
Books

For most of my life:

Books
Music
Films
Philosophy/Critical Theory

Btw – I was lucky enough to make most of my living from my first two primary loves (of my last list). Films have always been where I go to relax or unwind – until I became a bit more serious about them after joining Mubi and connecting with others here.

fiona_h​uffman

about 3 years ago

Films—I watch films all the time, and would love to become a filmmaker eventually
Arts—I paint and write because it’s immediate
music—music is a great inspiration to me and I like to listen to it on its own with nothing else
books—I’ve been a bit lazy as of late…but I do love novels, preferably philosophical
internet— only Youtube, Mubi, Imdb
Museums—Love the atmosphere of museums, especially if it’s an old one and there’s no one else

odilonvert

about 3 years ago

1. Sex — oops, wait, is that considered an art? Oh you know, I had to say that in honor of Elizabeth Taylor.

Ok, again, and this is just lately, not always:

1) making movies
2) Mubi (yes, I think I access this site more than any other these days)
3) taking photos
4) knitting
5) blogging
6) watching movies (one day in the theater again, I can only hope)
7) reading (novels)
8) painting (God I wish I had more time and presence of mind to do this, as it’d certainly be on my list)
9) music (again, listened to this more BC (before children) — every time I play something, no matter what I put on, they take it as an excuse to have a dance party, which my downstairs neighbors don’t appreciate)…
10) museums and galleries (not the same since I left NYC… :( )
11) music, theater and dance performances — how I’d love to go to these more… all in good time…

1. Arts – drawing & photoshop’ing, every day
2. Music
3. Internet
4. Movies – a few a week
5. Museums – every so often I sketch at the Met
6. Books
7. broadway shows – at least one a year
8. going out and actually doing something productive – almost never

NE1

about 3 years ago

Hey, yeah. I only did input, I didn’t do output.

1. Writing.
2. Filming footage.
3. Editing video.
4. Taking photos.
5. Spray/Painting
6. Chess/Go

Jirin

about 3 years ago

I played chess obsessively in high school but I’ve gotten kind of away from that. I’d get more into it and maybe play in some USCF tournaments if my time wasn’t taken up so much by work/school obligations and other hobbies.

If I had started Go early in my life I’d probably be hugely into it, but now I don’t think I could pick it up the way I could have when I was 13. So, output.

1. Coding
2. Drawing comics
3. Walking
4. Arguing with people on message boards
5. Questioning why said comments on message boards bothered me enough to get into an argument

I’m thinking of trying to write novels, once this Masters thesis business is done with. What little writing I’ve done likely has been fun.

NE1

about 3 years ago

@ # 5 = perfect, quite often how i feel too.

You should, Jirin! Even if you keep it to yourself, if you’ve got a novel in you, you should get it out! :)

Z. Bart

about 3 years ago

I teach literature for a living, so I’d have to put books first. Films are a close second, followed by music, visual arts (art history), music, and the Internet. A lot falls away, though, when I’m writing.

EastyBo​y

about 3 years ago

1. Internet/Music – I usually have music on while surfing the web and it seems to be the art form I’m engaging in the most at the moment
2. Films – I have to find the right time to watch them, but I do pretty frequently and I’d consider them my main interest
3. Books – I find reading a lot harder to get down to than music and film, but I really want to do it more
4. Arts – I only really engage in art (paintings etc.) when I go to galleries which isn’t that often. I’d like to learn more about art and be able to appreciate it more, though.

I’m sad to say that I don’t really have creative endeavours at the moment. I’d love to make more films but I have absolutely no ideas of anything I want to do. How do any of you guys (the ones that make films) come up with ideas?

Anonymouse

about 3 years ago

Internet. I do it all the time. Next films, which I usually do on the internet. Then books, generally unvoluntarily and on a strict school schedule. Music I don’t do much. Art not a super lot but I do make films and shoot a lot of photography with great regularity, draw and photoshop.

Mr. King

about 3 years ago

Input:
1. Music
2. Films
3. Books
4. Internet = Primarily a gateway to #1-3
5. Arts

I/O Bridge:
- 6/1. Anxiety riddled thought patterns -

Output:
2. Sound sculpting (until nothing is left)
3. Writing (until nothing is coherent)
4. Working (until my brain is malt-o-meal)

NE1

about 3 years ago

- 6/1. = Niiiiiiice. I think we can all relate to that. Or, at least, I hope not.

What sort of sound sculpture do you do? Anything online?

Polaris​DiB

about 3 years ago

This year

2:4:1:7:negligable,

based on days of the week.

Previous years,

5:2:5:7:1

—PolarisDiB

Fainéan​t

about 3 years ago

internet
muvi
book
music
art

Mr. King

about 3 years ago

NEH,

I’ve just gotten back into it. Nothing online, or that I’m ‘finished’ with.. fairly minimal, comparable in texture to some eai perhaps. Back when I was a youngster, I released some stuff on the long defunct ‘Artfuck Productions’, which was much harsher in nature and fairly lo-fi, for the most part. Ambient noise, accordion drone, sine wave/space music and guitar destruction. I could dig it out, but I’m sure it’s embarrassing at this point.

shaun morriso​n

about 3 years ago

1. Movies i love everything about cinema and i will watch anything

2. Internet without the internet or mubi i wouldnt of have seen all these great films

3. Music I like listining to music now and again, all types really

4. Books i have alot of time for books i really like graphic novels and comic books mostly but there are loads of classic novels i really want to read like one flew over the cuckoos nest, the catcher in the rye and to kill a mockingbird

5. Art im not really that much into art , but i like cartoony stuff if that counts , meybe when i get older i might respect art more

Malik

about 3 years ago

PolarisDIB is the only person in this thread has posted a ratio.

Max Renn

about 3 years ago

1. Music
2. Movies
3. Internet
4. Books
5. Art

.

about 3 years ago

I do not read very often but when I do it is very intense and I always find comfort in words in moments of despair. Hearing a great piece of music always brings me joy and the right piece at the right moment is like being struck by lightning. Art, sure, though I would rather sit in a field in the middle of nowhere than go to a gallery or museum. I don’t use the internet often except for news, but I do do emails and MUBI. Yes, movies too – when I’m not sleeping.

Jardun

about 3 years ago

1) Internet (in association with graphic arts partially)
2) Movies
3) Arts (Graphic/school)
4) Music
5) Books

In all reality, internet, movies and arts all take up almost the same amount of time; same with music and books.

Fact Robot

about 3 years ago

Usage Ratios : Scale of 1 – 10 within last 365 days.

Movies : 5.
Books: 5.
Music: 5.
Internet: 10.
Arts: 5.

Sérgio P.

about 3 years ago

1. Internet (waste a lot of time in it)
2. Movies (Well…)
3. Music
4. Books (Just about one book a month or less, mostly classics)
5. Arts