Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Digital Divide Reading Questions

1. Bishop mentions that a digital film can be copied infinitely on the internet, as opposed to an analog film, which is why analog films maintain their "uniqueness". Why is it that art on the internet, which can be copied over and over again, is debatably less valuable than art that cannot be duplicated. 2. She mentions that an artist exhibited more than 4000 postcards of Niagara Falls on the internet, and that it is impossible for any one person to individually embrace each picture and that the average viewer just skims the surface of each image. At what point does digital art or images online stop being valuable because our generation is so used to skimming over the surface of an image as we browse?

Thursday, November 14, 2013

3-D Sculpture with Blender

I enjoyed tackling this project a lot because it was different than every other software we've used so far. Interacting with Blender and messing around with shapes and colors and objects was actually a lot of fun to me! In terms of creating the object itself, I used a lot of items in that represent important aspects throughout my life. The overall shape of the object is supposed to represent a very simplistic model of a video game joystick, because video games have had a pretty big impact on me throughout my life. I used a soccer ball as the ball of the joystick to represent how important soccer has been to me throughout my life. I used a pencil as the wand part of the joystick to represent how big of an impact school and education has been to me. The A and B buttons are nickels to represent the impact of having a job has had on my life within my resent years. Finally, the colors red and blue I used as the body of the joystick, simply because red and blue are my favorite colors!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Presentation Links

For my presentation, I will be referring to the artists: Nova Jiang, and Darrin Martin. For the artist Darrin Martin, I'll be using these links: http://www.eyebeam.org/people/darrin-martin http://www.darrinmartin.com/163805/1565269/solo-projects/the-state-im-in For the artist Nova Jiang, I'll be using these links: http://www.eyebeam.org/people/nova-jiang http://www.novajiang.com/projects/landscape-abbreviated/