This week’s project was to shoot a brand new video. It could be about anything. I only got one video from my people but what i got was a video that needed a better camera but the story and the effort was totally there. Congrats to all of you who were first timers in making videos. I hope you had fun and that you continue to make videos in the future.
This week was catalog essay week and as the title suggests, not everyone had fun with it. Lizzie seems to have more fun with other projects but writing essays are not her favorite. I’m sure a lot of students felt like that this week.
Below i will display the group’s catalog essay as well as what they as individuals succeeded at the best.
This week’s project is one of my all time favorites because i love the idea of going to meet an artist in the flesh and getting to talk to them and learn who they are. A website gives you a lot of information on what they have done but it takes a visit to their studio or a face to face interview to fully understand who they are and what they are trying to say/accomplish with their work.
For my group of students, two artists came through for them this week: Carol Hummel and Ryan Mcintosh.
E-portfolio week is done….but not really. You will probably keep working towards raising your google status but now you at least have your foot in the door and are aware of the information online.
This week you will get to meet with your artists, so exciting! Be sure to ask them insightful questions as opposed to yes or no questions.
Week three of art110!!
So slow, i know. Hopefully going to the beach and plaster casting wasn't too bad. Looking through people's projects it seemed like most people enjoyed it.
Vanessa, Laura, Glenn, Monique, and I were at the beach on thursday and it was a lot of fun to meet all of you who came out. I ended up getting sunburned (It's still on my nose and it's not like cute Rudolph red). Oh well. SoCal. You get what you pay for.
Needless to say, i’m a huge Eva and Franco fan. I try to stay neutral seeing as i TA a class and people should have the opportunity to develop their own feelings and opinions about E&F. The most common opinion is “They are criminals”. Over the summer, Glenn, Mariha, Vanessa, and I went to a show in LA where Eva and Franco were being featured.
No. The title is not the latest prim count (i wish) or a reference to a wikipedia article? It is the number of points i gave out this week.
Almost all the projects i got, were “A” work. I was very proud.
Pretty much everyone understood what the wacky Eva and Franco were trying to tell us.
A problem that is still happening though, is that so many people still can’t say the name Mattes. On the eyewtka page I even put a way to pronounce it.
So just think Mott-ez
Anyways, i leave you with this pic i found
Here are just a few of the awesome vlogs i graded this week
This week many of you found out that there is an enemy in Second Life. No i’m not talking about the greifer. I’m talking about the prim limit.
So many of you really have some amazing work. Unfortunately, attention to detail comes with a price. It’s called WAY too many prims.
You should all go back and check to make sure you aren’t over the prim limit. You get marked down one point for every prim that goes over the limit.
I was so happy to read how most of you were really enjoying building in Second Life. I’m very happy about that. People get frustrated with the program and so they throw away a valuable chance to make something.
Also, here is a vid on how to do teleporters in your Vrags
Anyways, onto the project 7. I got to grade 9a last names O – Z. It was some really remarkable stuff. Here are my favorites of this week
This group is pretty much finished and it looks so good. I can’t wait to see their presentation and learn a little more about Ann Le.
Yann Novak Gallery brought to you by Jakob Patterson and Connor Yasuda
This gallery is totally rocking my socks right now.
The attention to detail in this gallery is just INSANE. on the second photo above, it looks so real. It’s not just the fact that it looks so professionally done. It’s also the fact that it looks so real and clean.
Unfortunately, when you have multiple projectors that are about 80 prims each, we’re going to notice.
3 weeks of Eva and Franco
This past weekend, i discovered Cleverbot. I asked the Actual Intelligence, if “you think that’s air you’re breathing?”. Since i never really knew how to answer the question, why not ask a computer. It’s answer is the title of the blog post. I also asked it some other questions that i needed the answer to. It answered 2 of the 3 questions. It seems the end of Inception may never have an answer.
Onto P6… I’m torn as to what to what reaction i should have this week.
On Tuesday, I hardly got any questions which got me to believe that either all of you were not doing anything and planning on procrastinating until the weekend OR that you all knew what you were doing.
I REALLY hoped it was the second one.
Thursday morning came along, and i saw some really amazing work that made me go…
So that made me happy and excited to see all of your P6’s.
Unfortunately, MANY of you underestimated the project and so when i went to see the documentation of what you completed this week, it scared me.
This week was only part 1 of building so there is still this whole week to make it up.
DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE PROJECT!!!
It will come back to haunt you if you don’t work in lab, ask questions, and come see us during office hours. You have the resources to do these projects but you just need to take advantage of them. We will be in lab on Tuesday and Thursday. Vanessa and I are also available on Friday all day in AS-120.
On that note, i leave you with this gif of Thinh doing a dance
Before i completely lose you, here are the best projects of the week as chosen by me from the 9a class last names M-P.
If your avatar approaches this building in Second Life, you instantly feel like Godzilla. Fortunately for the triplets, the building does not dismantle.
A Mariachi band…Now It’s a Party!!!!!
P5 is done!!
I really enjoyed seeing all of you but by 5 o’clock on Friday, i was DONE. 16 hours of proposal meetings. My eyes burn just thinking about it.
You all had some really good ideas. Some ideas were so good, i had almost no critiques. Now the interesting part is up, building.
For this week’s grading, i had the privilege of grading two sections of the 9a class: last names A-E and M-P.
the proposed gallery is going to be a maze full of people of different shapes and sizes
Lauren’s Kitten got jealous of her sketchbook
an elevation view of what the Katriona Beales gallery will look like
9a Koning/Eizenberg group’s VRAG
Here goes the second portion of P4. Lots of great work. I am so jealous of the groups listed below. It must be exciting to speak to working and living artists. Anyone can take a class on a dead artist and how it impacted life at that time. Since this is almost everyone’s only art class ever, might as well learn about something that’s relevant.
Anyways, onto the projects….
A video of the meeting with Yann
A vlog by the master vlogger Connor
As the title suggests, this only the first week of P4. Now that you all have met your artists, you can probably feel the pressure of stepping it up when it comes to the Virtual Art Galleries.
I was so proud to see the pictures and videos of people meeting with their artists. I started researching these artists during the summer and now they seem like celebrities to me. The work they do is so visually appealing but also has some things to say about how we live today. You look at some of the work that these people have done and you think “even if Ray Bradbury and Rachel Bloom had been alive 100 years ago, could she have even been able to do what she did?” The answer is no on so many levels. First, photography and filming is a fairly new invention so it didn’t exist back then. Also, Rachel Bloom would have probably been shunned and sent to live with nuns had the thought of fucking Ray Bradbury even crossed her mind.
Not to say that mediums like painting will ever die but, today there is a bigger fish to fry. It’s actually more like fishes. The invention of the camera propelled art into the 21st century and today we have artists like Juha Arvid Helminen and Rachel Bloom. People like Vaneeesa Blaylock use people (avatars) as their medium and Possimiste uses sound recordings. It’s a different world today.
Onto the projects…
I graded 9a, last names M-P. Really great work. A couple critiques:
- I really wanted to see the artist’s answers to the questions asked. A few people didn’t add the answers. kind of sad about that. 😦
- A lot of you are into putting music in your vids which is great but in the right context. When there is a slideshow of pics with no audio, GO FOR IT. play music! when it’s you vlogging and i need to listen to the words coming out of your mouth, not so appropriate. Either lose the music entirely at that part or turn it down to the point where i have to listen really hard to even know what song it is.
All in all, i am very proud (and jealous). This class has changed so much since the last time i took it and now all the cool things are being done. 🙂
So here are some of the great projects i collected. I will be showing this to your artist so that they can see what you did. (muah hahaha)
It is Altered States and Eva & Franco week (the two aren’t completely unrelated).
Glenn will lecture on the movie and about what people have done in “altered states”. The project for this week is to read and vlog about Eva and Franco. For now, the TA’s and i will try to keep it neutral so that we can figure out what you all think of them. Be as honest as possible with your thoughts. don’t spend your entire time telling us about how much you like them or hate them. answer the why question too.
Now onto the projects from week 2. I was happy to know that i gave out a lot of 100’s. so great job!