This week, there seemed to be a lot of confusion on hat an e-portfolio is exactly. Glenn wanted everybody to prepare for life after college, in building an online portfolio of work that they had done or interests/skills that you have just in a public sense. A lot of the responses from the video blog said that they didn’t really want the public knowing about them that in a sense this e-portfolio was pointless. I found that response very interesting because when I first heard about this project, I was overjoyed with the fact that I could make myself more publicly known. Read more
It’s Week 4 when we have our “Avatar” (Identity Art) lecture… and do our P4 – ePortfolio project… but all that’s almost dwarfed by the fact that this is the week we form groups of 3 peeps and PICK OUR ARTISTS! So hit the “Read More” button and get the whole scoop!
Congrats to those people who did the project this week. I know that we asked a lot of you to go see your artist in person/SL/Skype but it was one of the best ways to get to know your artist other than what Google had to say about them.
One of the main issues that I kept running into was the renaming and resizing of photos. That should be the easy points, not the ones that bring down your grade. If you don’t resize your photos then it might take forever for your page to load, and if you dont rename your photos to something unique and pertaining to the project, then your photos might get overwritten with someone elses pictures. If you guys are still having trouble with this then come see us in office hours. Also if you are having trouble embeding your videos please come to office hours so we can help you.
Also, we did ask for the artists’ responses to your questions. Some of you guys didn’t even type them out. You might have had them in the videos that you recorded but we wanted them written out on your wiki. Be happy we weren’t grading down on that.
There were a lot of great P4’s out there though. And some projects with lots and lots of pictures. I like pictures. So it was cool to see all the photos that were take of your groups and artists. Here are some that I really did like
Vanna Chem’s P4 was awesome. Vanna and his group recorded their skype meeting audioly, visually, awesomely. What was better was that he and his group were able to show themselves so that way Potholes could see who they were talking. Awesome Job Vanna.
I was impressed with all the research that Guadalupe had on her page. Half of it was on what she researched on the Gracie Kendal. But what was even more impressive was that Guadalupe saved the whole conversation box of the interview. And of course Lots of pictures, awesome picture. Kudos to Guadalupe and her group for meeting with Gracie Kendal together.
Tyler Denering’s P4 was awesome! though he didn’t write down the artist’s responsesBUT ANYWAYS. There were so many awesome pictures. It looks like he snuck away from the artist and took pictures of amazing works, then snuck back to take a photo with his artist. Amazing work.
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! 🙂
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)