lundi 28 décembre 2015

15/16 Light Novel: They were made for loving each other by Mike Fuller (Frederic Vidal).

by Frederic Vidal aka Mike Fuller.

Violence in politics is usual. These people who think only about being elected have nothing else to share with their voters. They have the power to manage public services and they want more, to manage the population. Wrong. They are not new kind of future politicians who are different. Our hero was one of them. Basically he never thought really about being elected one day by the Angelinos (citizens of Los Angeles). He was living there, his profession was his motivation, as a lawyer he was sure of one thing: the law can be the context of an election without problem, people were less sure than it.

The problem of our hero was about the press and the polls. He was not famous and important enough to be among the leaders who get percentages of positive opinions for popularity, an election or subjects regarding politics and society. For his program, because he was a good lawyer specialized in divorces, he selected only topics about justice: regular justice, personal justice, social justice in order to propose his main competence to be a member of the government of the Country. Basically, there are 3 categories of 'elected' guys who are in charge of everything regarding their position: President of the States, Member of Congress or local ones and Mayors. Also, for each State, you can think about being elected Governor.

Our hero hesitated first then registered to be a write-in candidate at the 2010 midterm US Senate election in California. He got enough votes to be back later but for another election, he decided, Presidential one, probably in 2016. We were at his office, in September 2015 and he hesitated: "could I be President of the States with woman married with me, fiancee or girlfriend?" Actually, he just divorced during the Summer and was terribly alone for a campaign he wanted beginning December to be sure to be in Desmoines in January. But first, he had to find the girl. It was also personal and professional, not only political. The idea was not to do a casting but to meet persons that chance would offer him to see in a discotheque.

He was a dancer, by night every Friday and Saturday, he liked to be hot and enjoy the atmosphere of the dancefloor with a music that he would have prefer Country than House. A lot of girls were there, some of them without a man but with a girlfriend. After two weekends of short talks and cool dances without love or partnerships, our hero staying not decided totally about his project to share, he met someone really strange, girl for fun or key-woman today, it's what our hero was controlling. One was dancing on the floor looking like a Pretty Woman, not an actress but a character, not of a comic but a Light Novel. She was blond hair girl, let's call her the girl of this story. Her and the hero, they could have looked good together if they had met before, probably 2 years ago when were in 2013, the year of the Lucky Strike, another cigarette than Marlboro, to smoke with your lover or to share with your sister or daughter. But in 15, things are different and the girl was more preparing and thinking about social objectives to complete with the man. She was looking that night and usually like a 15 years old girl, so underage and definitely teen at 25 or little less. Him at 35 or a little more, he looked and felt like 25 and compatible with her, obviously without difficulty except one: the situation.

The past is the past and previous girls disappear when a new one arrive. It's a novel about social status that our hero could have written before the election. His first voter was a female and he told her: "what are you doing in this club, do you like David Bowie?"
Her: "No, not so much. I think he's old, I prefer Justin Bieber. Why?"
Him: "I'm not obsolete. As a lawyer, a professional lawyer, I need some fun and street culture during the night. So that's it. Do you like people like me?"
Girl: ' you like a guy from romance stories lost and found in a thriller! I'm a student but not from UCLA. I like scifi, what about you? No, I was looking for somebody to have a nice conversation. Are you a smoker? We could collaborate for some projects of mine. I want to be a journalist."
Him: "this idea is brilliant. I would see you well to have the Pulitzer. It's coincidental but I'm looking for a press interview. My dream is to be a political VIP, to be your next Pres."
Girl: "I believe in you more as an actor, you could join the Screen Actors Guild. You are a
seductor. Me, I'm a Star Wars fan and I study space-time travels. I have to call my friends."
Him: "Sure. I see you later inside. We could make love together?"
Her: "you make me laugh, you could be elected Senator! You and me?? To make love, you have to be two. It's not like going to the restrooms or sleeping like pigs together."
Him: "you a really upgraded girl, you upscale!"
Her: "I'm building a film in my mind, another subject, about history. I will tell you more."
Him: "of course, it's Hollywood. Then, October and November, 2 months of waiting time with a sleeping partner. They had sex in fact and they continued as a kind of secret couple, keeping their privacy apart, far away from LA crowd. Love is not medical or not only medical but a therapy that is social and first personal like a pleasure and a distanciation with little pain. Nowadays, people are ugly, tired like machines that are dysfunctional, bad buildings. Everybody must know there is a cure. It's Disabled America. Persons were better in the past, feeling better too, it will be the same in the future after 25. We have 10 years to support, we will do it."

Her and him, him and her, they were and are still exceptional, taking the time to be BEAUTIFUL and EMBLEMATIC. You could do that if you want too but you too much busy and in a hurry in your Lalaland that can be DC, NY, Chicago or Nashville, The MUSIC CITY. There for Christmas 2015,
they celebrated the short film 15/16 that was shot in December by our hero and his girl as only A PRESS INTERVIEW they called that way because themselves on a parallel Earth or alternate one. Now, we are in January of 16 and what to do? To prepare 15/16 sequel, wich title? 17. The girl was a moviemaker kind of woman, the hero was a lawyer, he told her in the interview everything he wanted to realize in the reality. She was not a follower, she never used Twitter. She even did not know a lot at all about this Web service. She was now working at the Los Angeles Times. She was just a trainee but her boss understood she was gifted lady, hoping for more, maybe Washington, maybe New York but not a bad New York.

There is no doubt, no regret about medias. If you're not featured one day, you will be the one. If you were
never the subject of an article, you will make it with a subject that won't be a subject or another. Let's say: the Presidential election especially if there is Donald Trump, like in a fairy tale replacing the Republican candidate. It could be formidable to meet and network with the TV Host of the TV Reality Show 'The Apprentice' and even to be his last one before to replace him. A trainee and an apprentice, it's
almost the same but they are two, a man and a woman, part of the German Spy universe of our French Cop franchise, these two heroes, one girl and a man. They will make it in September 2016 for the last race to the Presidency. This is sure that their next location is The White House but for now, we are in January and they love each other with first fame thanks to the interview. So FLASHBACK: let's with the TVgoers and guest remember and screen it again or for the first time, it depends. 15/16 was its name and also Interview of a future candidate.


dimanche 27 décembre 2015

McLuhan Galaxy and Intervision: Post-Doctoral Semiotics about my Brands for Research & Development for the Web and its Future.


I finished my University Years in 1999 in Paris when I got my Doctorate with a dissertation about the Corporate Magazines French State Publishing. 16 years later, I keep in mind more than Semiotics, my PhD discipline of the XXth century, Political Science inspiring me futurology too for the XXIst 100 years after 2000. I started my post-high school times with the degree of the Paris IEP, Sciences Po, just after my BRAMSTOCKER Punk band Golf-Drouot legendary concert in 1977. Now, nothing new?

Not at all. On the contrary, like in 1977 and in a happier way (punk was sad and in a crisis), we are about to celebrate one more year of Social Media even if the Social Media is not the Media Social. I have this project of a nonprofit in California to preconfigure a Secretary of the Arts by creating a nationwide network, underground as alternate but also politically featured so mainstream, named AMERICAN CULTURE DEPARTMENT (ACD) or AMERICAN DEPAR-TMENT OF CULTURE (ADC) in the next few weeks. It will be the structure and the organization dedicated to the continuation and the achievement of my post-doctoral studies. I began them in 2003 with a conference at the UCLA Information Science department about the future of the Internet. It's still my subject and I want also to invite all folks attracted to join my ADC for same purpose or equivalent.

Secondly, regarding the content of my research or my researches, we must understand that I selected the entrepreneur way of studies. I am not a Professor, not having a job at the University. I created my Limited Liability Company (LLC) in 2005, its name now is TIMEFRAMES LLC and I have my main activity totally in RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT. People forget that companies, industry and services, are investing a lot, each year, in research (complementary to the University and normally validated by it) and development of these researches in more operational domains for commerce. Products, production are the reason why an enterprise exists. So, in my field, MEDIA COMMU-NICATION in the USA, I built a construction of scientific investigation, scientific and corporate, to commercialize, 10 years after the creation of my LLC, a first wave of cultural services in 2016. It took me also 10 years to be a PhD Doctor, a decade is often necessary for a next step. What are these cultural services and what was the content of the researches I did previously to have them available for customers next year?

My 4 names to be brands

I decided to have FOUR NAMES WITH MY BRAND meaning also FOUR BRANDS WITH MY NAME. Four names with my brand TIMEFRAMES, my company's name at the beginning. Four brands with my name BRAMSTOCKER, that was not a brand at the beginning but the name of my band. Consequently, I have 6 brand names but in fact 4 are commercialized in 16 as man's names (me) like Dior, Cardin or Klein. I'm doing politics and there, in a disabled way until now, the Trump choice of the Republican Party shows it's possible to mix business and election without corruption (in their case, it needs a survey, regarding me, it's already sure). You know my name that is my main name, my ID, my Jewish legal name VIDAL, Frederic VIDAL. All is about names, marks, brands in business, commerce, market services. So, with 3 other names of mine (fictitious names), I want you to be sure I will sale music and film on one hand and being US Presidential candidate on the other hand and be a happy man at the same time. How to do that?

The names are Mike FULLER, Fred KELLY and Thomas SPEARS.
I began when I settled down in America after 15 years of corporate job in Com management in France by doing background acting in order to access Hollywood as I had no recommendation. I was disconnected with Hollywood, equivalent for music that would be Nashville.
Not a lot later, in this environment of the movie and TV most prestigious sets, I started the writing of my first plot for the big screen, FRENCH COP. I developed the film on the Web from 2006 by networking on Myspace, then on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter, of course. A decade before, it would have not been possible, it did not exist. I like innovation, the society likes. It's with it that we are changing in the good and right direction, the one of progress and modernization. It's necessary, the contrary would be decadence, to go back to radio only, for example, IT'S NOT POSSIBLE, not at all possible.

McLuhan Galaxy and Intervision

I am, to a great extend, a disciple of Marshall McLuhan, a formidable Canadian theorician of the Mass Medias, a notion post-World War II when Television was not anymore an invention but a buddy of the Frigidaire in your house. According to McLuhan in the 60's until now, he passed away too young after this decade, it's a real kingdom, a hegemony of TV, its leadership that we must acknowledge. Marshall wanted this concept 'Marconi Galaxy' to explain and express why Television changed the world.

Ubiquity, Global Village: nothing was the same, like 50 years later for the World Wide Web in 2000, with this SMALL SCREEN invasion of our communication. Like today with the cell phones, everybody on Earth, or partly except the third world, was connected receiving live news images with sounds. Ancestor of the Internet? Frankly speaking, McLuhan like Washington for the creation of the United States told us a basic rule of our civilization: before TV, THE PRESS and only was the FORMAT of our info diffusion, news communication.

Written press, printed one was A MASSIVE CULTURAL AND SOCIAL REALITY without competitor (even radio or phone). Concept-name for it is 'Gutenberg Galaxy' and this empire of printed media stays strong even secondary at a time when I consider Marconi Galaxy obsolete concept. TV is not anymore media #1, YOUR COMPUTER IS, OUR COMPUTER according to my Phd research and scientific propositions to understand and analyze the evolution of our time.

I propose the concept of MCLUHAN GALAXY to qualify the Internet era of domination of the Web that is theorical and must be understood for the future, but a very short term future like tomorrow, a permanent tomorrow - web is called new media - as this new technology is not used by everybody like newspapers and TVs. Second concept I propose: the INTERVISION to mean the Internet next step, progression, innovation like with smart TVs, mobiles could be really DOMINANT a lot more than TV and it's maybe already the case but in a fragile way. So, in this new McLUHAN GALAXY, Press, TV and other medias like Cinema and Recorded Music supports are strong products together to constitute INTERVISION.

Printed media, radio, TV and Cinema

On the Web, everybody has one alias, pseudonym, aka, username. It is necessary to access social media site and to communicate shortly, a technical necessity like the password. It's also a cultural particularity to have a sort of nickname, alternate name for entertainment, most of the time.

It gave me the idea to divide my activity in separate areas (music, movie, politics, social) with different names. Writing movies, fictions with characters, I also used fictional names to represent heroes and their relations in these plays. Mixed with the logics of my LLC company, these complementary names became possible brands and now are organized to belong to the different fields of the Intervision.

My MUSIC's name: Fred KELLY. My Movie's name: Thomas SPEARS. My Politics name: Mike FULLER. My SOCIAL's name: Frederic VIDAL. The 4 brand new names are free to participate in semi-fictional stories to write, to film, to develop commercially. So, TIMEFRAMES LLC manage my career and basically our main activity is what I am doing, my image, my message, my concept an strategy, MY OWN STORY.

Merchandising of me is already scheduled and fulltime on the Web. Songs, films, networking, books like novels for the Signature Mike Fuller, the political one for The White House, back in culture as the novelist name, are ready to be published and examples, or locomotives if bestsellers, for the INTERVISION that could be a better insertion, coordi-nation, architecture confirmation, extending the syner-gies of the 4 poles of the new McLUHAN GALAXY:

- The Internet at the center and
- the Printed Media (newspapers, magazines and books), ex Gutenberg Galaxy,
- Television (for
fiction and news plus guest music shows), ex Marconi Galaxy,
- Radio (for music and news) and
- Cinema (for fiction and backstage reality of s
tars and VIPs).

Radio for social for VIDAL, Books for politics for FULLER, Cinema for SPEARS, Music & TV (let's associate the 2) for KELLY.


It's about having several brands in a business where you must have several names, names of the heroes of the fictions (films) you play or NICKNAMES of yours for you career. I have not another name that became more well known than my birth name or we are not sure about it. Fred KELLY was my official SAG-AFTRA name for 2005 to 2010. With this identification by names of different activities, we must conceptualize regarding science our study of a new McLuhan's 'Galaxy'.

FULLER means Printed Medias (old school, vintage, previous Gutenberg Galaxy), VIDAL means Radio Medias (including mobiles and Web for upscale high tech McLuhan Galaxy to start symbolically Jan 1, 2016. It's enough to call Internet, Intervision at that date). No more nastiness in
politics. We could have thought Trump were there for some humor and new content. He's like the others. So FULLER satirical to replace him.

KELLY, as a concept and a brand KELLY, as a concept and a brand and a name, means Television, the Media Star of McLuhan himself who built it, the MARCONI GALAXY of the New Age of the 1960's.

Our New Age is the 2000's and January 1st, let's celebrate McLUHAN GALAXY of the waves as Internet is more and more a mass(ive) media thanks to the Waves for mobile phones and tablets plus laptops if you want. THE NEW RADIO HAS A SCREEN and is INTERACTIVE. This is not at all the system of TV but a composite program inte-grating electronic printed content (Fuller/Gutenberg Galaxy), music, news. 

This is a duty of our basic brand TIMEFRAMES to extend this TWITTER spirit/feeling/mood IN THE SOCIETY: new century, new ideology, new civilization. Twitter / Facebook generation is going to generalize enough to be dominant in 2016 and later with the 15/16 University Year and Film Production - Promotion by Intervision Networking and the post-Web upgraded society. Post-Web because there is a 4th Concept - Name - Brand - Reality: THOMAS SPEARS to represent the CINEMA (Movie Industry, other extreme being Music Business of Fred KELLY).

These 4 brands of mine can be blockbusters or only breakthroughs dealers outside the Web for even perfumes when enough fame that is another subject of 15/16 sequel, titled 17, SEVENTEEN and also in pre-production. Before end of year, another article will study and present 17 ID. With SPEARS brand-name representing film GERMAN SPY and MOTION PICTURES in Theaters MEDIA that is stronger than ever, this is an important point why we are in a new GALAXY, January 1st.

4 Social Phenomenons: GOP TRUMP, $1B STAR WARS VII, ISIS DANGER and the POST-WEB (promoted by me) with this 1st article about my theory of the FOUR PILLARS of our MASS MEDIAS associated to my 4 biz brands FULLER-VIDAL-KELLY-SPEARS.

Frederic Vidal, PhD