Lots of wonderful work this week… but also a lot of incomplete work this week. Very few of you included your research on the artist, so I had to take points off. What was required for P4 was clearly stated on the EYEWTKA page on the wiki and stated again with a points breakdown on the P4 Rubric on BeachBoard. If you aren’t reading these, you’re losing points that you could have easily had.
Speaking of “research,” some nice research is up at the top of this page, a Joshua Fried video embedded on Alex Tellez’ page. Pretty cool, below is a “Sound Cloud” of their whole interview with Joshua – sweet!
Rachel Youngdale made a really nice page on her artist, choreographer Doug Nielsen. Actually her whole page is very nice, except (hahaha, listen to me, “except”) if you look at the gunky characters in the URL of her page above… that’s what you get when you use stuff other than Letters, Numbers, -_ in the name of your page. Since the name of your page becomes a live URL, those “special” characters and spaces can really mess things up, so I’d stick to AlphaNum, dash, underscore only.
The video she posted above actually told me something I didn’t know about Doug… that he’s not only an amazing dancer/choreographer/teacher… a dancer’s dancer, really… but that he also has a remarkable contemporary art collection – thanks for the info Rachel! 🙂
Mario Ramirez went to visit Betty Tureaud in Second Life, and I just had to include this amazing photo… Betty rezzed chairs for them floating in an immersive color space… what a host! 🙂
Brandon Rasmussen & his peeps just went ahead & video’d their whole convo with Jocelyn Foye – so cool! 🙂 Above is “Part 2 of 3”
We didn’t ask you to video the convo’s but said just snap a few pix, because we thought the camera might take your attention or get in-between you and the artist, might get in-between the conversation and the ideas… still… it’s pretty cool that they were able to capture this conversation with Jocelyn! Lucky us to get a peek at their encounter and Jocelyn’s ideas. 🙂
There was lots more wonderful work this week, but these are at least a few of the exciting projects of the week. Keep up the great work everyone!
I could not think of a brilliant title for this week! 😦 Anyways, I hope those of you that did your project this week were excited to meet our artists and to see an artist in work and how they are able to put in so much hard work into their pieces and where their inspiration comes from. Art is amazing, it can speak to people on so many different levels and it speaks to an eclectic amount of people in which everyone is able to observe and decipher what the art piece meant. A form of expression that in my point of view is both beautiful and brilliant! Anyways, I really hope you guys had an awesome time, like liz said she was jealous as to how guys had this opportunity to meet these artists and how kind they were in giving you a piece of their time. I wish I could have done this during my semester in art110, i just did my VRAG on baroque art! 😛
Also, you guys I had to give some people TERRIBLE grades on their project because they did not follow what was required for the project on the RUBRIC!!!! Make sure you guys read that on beachboard before you attempt your project so you can receive an awesome grade on your project! I don’t like giving out D’s and F’s, it makes me sad 😦 I hope you guys look at this as a warning and as a piece of advice for your future projects! Well that is my rant for this week’s project, here are some of my favorite projects of the week 🙂
1. James Moran
2. Thinh Le
3. Evan Osborne
4. Pamela Payad
GREAT WORK YOU GUYS!!! KEEP IT UP! 🙂