So many amazing videos!

Students from every major dove in and created so many fun, scary, sweet, sad, silly videos! Wonderful work and awesome collaboration with your classmates. Fantastic you guys! 🙂
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A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning.

There were a lot of amazing work concerning this project despite the presence of the rain. Some of you are very skilled in graffiti, creative in designing stencils, great photographers, all sorts of stuff. Here are the many students that I saw that has done fantastic work.
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Did Halloween get to you guys or something? Lol.

I thought it was strange seeing students who haven’t posted their work on the wiki page for a long time have now started to put them in the wiki. Students who have been doing the projects regularly, some have skipped this project probably due to Halloween. I’m assuming I guess.

Ando Tatsuya has done an amazing job! He has done his project very passionately and also despite that English isn’t his primary language, his vlog is quite indepth! He also did some extra sketches/explanations for the fun of it and look! A Happy Halloween picture! Mickey Mouse popping out of a pumpkin!

“Things that get stolen get remembered.”
“Then the six o’ clock one was pretty… I love that part. Mickey hanging himself and everything; so cute.”
“Culture dies if frozen in a cliche.”

“The more significance it has in relation to it was first made. Because when it was made, it was the artist intended in that time. But then, time can only apply something that no other artist can ever intended like the faded paint or the wear.”
“They’re trying to address in this particular section was that… art is ever changing. Once something is created, it doesn’t mean it’s the final interpretation of it throughout time regardless of its original state.”
“Mainstream media didn’t really cover a lot of the violence… and a lot of the wrong in the world. His art really exposed it and brought it to life.”

You vlog really stood out to me because it provided lots of perspectives and interpretations of how art is perceived throughout many factors such as time, its originality, form/state/position of the object, how it evokes, changes through time, etc.

Extraordinary! Magnificent! Outstanding! Preeminent! Remarkable!

Wow so many amazing projects this week! So much effort put into the written analysis and the virtual art galleries!

Woah Tatsuya, you’ve written so much in your write up! Very descriptive concerning various topics such as aesthetics, progress, experience, etc. You must have a very bright memory for remembering so many situations that have happened in the past.

The idea of having a television as the gallery was pretty clever. I personally think your gallery is just as great as the others Kristine. Don’t feel nervous you’ve done a great job!

Despite the region was full to implement any further prims; I’m glad you’ve taken initiative to place the gallery somewhere else temporarily.

I definitely wasn’t expecting the sphere to have stairs inside. That surprised me and the stairs are also floating outside of the sphere!

When did you guys get so good at making galleries?

Way before the sixth project even started, I’ve noticed some have taken the initiative to start making their galleries very early. That progress gradually turned into something very amazing. The galleries were colorful, full of textures, combined with pretty interesting shapes of prims, etc. I was astonished to know that many of you have adapted to the mechanics of Second Life at such a quick pace probably much faster than I could’ve learned. Concerning the grading of the projects, I’m a little thrown off that resizing/renaming is still an issue at this time of the semester. Please resize/rename your photos. Clicking on the plus/minus signs do not resize the photo, it simply only compresses it; it doesn’t change the pixels of the original file. If you don’t rename your photos, other pictures with the same name will override it causing to display a different image. Here are some projects I thought did a pretty good job overall.

Congratulations to Joezer Kant! Joezer was one of the few that successfully fulfilled the requirements and extraneous expectations of the rubric. Photos are carefully resized/renamed, nice descriptions, links back to home page, amazing effort put into the virtual art gallery, etc.

J. Guadalupe has also done an amazing job and he’s in the same group as Joezer.

Rachel your gallery is very clean and sleek. Despite the photos being not resized… I like the creativity/effort put into creating your virtual art gallery and you have some pretty good photos at different angles/parts of the gallery.

I have no idea how this incorporates into your artist’s expectations of how you’re making the gallery but I hope it’s a pretty clever one. Your group members have done an excellent job making the heart shaped object and the, I’m assuming, flower cabinet.

Nice perception with the sketches and labeling!

Some of you guys have some pretty creative and well thought sketches. One notable thing I liked about the sketches was that some have labels in them, describing what they are, what it does, etc. I believe this will make it easier for you guys to do the virtual art gallery. Some other sketches I’ve seen were very vague and hard to make out of.

I really loved yours Vanessa and I’ve would’ve gave you more than a 100 as high as 110 but the photos weren’t resized.

Make your artists feel proud to be your students!

There is something I feel that I should warn about the classmates of Art110. These are real actual artists whom are being interviewed by people like you and it’s an opportunity for them to expand and inspire each of you guys. Try to look into their perspective and don’t make them feel like they’re… but to be glad and appreciative of having their work shown. It was nice seeing some of you guys getting along with your artists and it seemed like a pretty fun experience productively and socially. There were some other pretty good projects besides here as well but unfortunately there were some things missing from the rubric and I couldn’t really give you a full grade. One of the most important things was having pictures or proof of your conversation between the artist(s) and that hurted your grade a bit. Here are some projects that I feel deserved to be praised.

“With her art, she tends to make people feel like they’re not alone because a lot of times you feel alone. And sends a message, I feel that way too. I thought that was pretty cool.”

I love how thoughtful and enthusiastic you are concerning your artist! I’m sure she’s really happy to collaborate with you.

You guys asked some pretty interesting questions that expanded to many more interesting stories such as her stealing materials from her mom to build crafts and her cat. Lol. Creating a video of the interview is a pretty good idea.

Isn’t Eva and Franco awesomely interesting and exciting?

I really love how enthusiastic some of you students are incorporating into these blogs. I’m amazed at how very clear, precise, analytic some of your responses as well as good speakers you are. Here are some blogs that I feel deserved to be praised.

It’ll be meaningful to understand the problems concerning art

Many people seem to be under the assumption that an art class only consists of doing art rather than the history, controversial issues, etc. that are associated with art. There are things you probably wouldn’t have imagined or have thought to experience. For example, posting artwork online on deviantART but you find people stealing the work by “right clicking” “copying” and posting the work without the artist’s consent. It becomes difficult to undo that problem. To prevent such a situation, you take precautions such as putting a license like Creative Commons, All Rights Reserved, etc. Of course, there are many more problems as bad as this one. It’s funny. We would assume art is all carefree and expressive but it can also be a very serious issue.

Thank you for hanging in there Art 110 Students!

I really appreciate those who are really trying and struggling to finish their first project in Art 110 despite that some may have a disadvantaged background in technology. Just try to take it slow, step by step, and try not to overwhelm yourselves. I hope I’ve been a pretty helpful teacher assistant. I’m very sorry that I may not have been able to come around to assist everyone. It’s difficult trying to assist a classroom filled with students and I really admire the patience you’ve given towards us. I’ll try my best to be frantic and quick. Perhaps I’ll try giving/adding clearer instructions in the E.Y.E.W.T.K.A. page next time. Good luck to those who are attempting to do their second project!