We’ve come to the end of our 12-week summer Art110! I’ve tallied your Up & Down votes for our activities and worked on some ideas for a better course. You’ll never guess who wound up being the #1 student this summer. And finally a farewell message. It’s been a great summer. Thank you all for being a part of it.
In our 2nd week of Identity Art we try Portrait Photography of our own demise. Meanwhile our Art talk on Free Culture and our Artist OTW Aaron Swartz both ask us to think about creativity here in the “Internet Century,” and if the old folkways, mores, norms, and laws of the previous “Mass Media Century” are still relevant.
Wonderful Counterfactual Identity projects you guys! It’s interesting, a bunch of you were so excited to do this activity… and… a bunch of you were so dreading doing this activity! But I have to say that the peeps who were excited and the peeps who were dreading both wound up doing some really nice work.
Last week you tried out making a Kickstarter pitch for some creative project. Here are a few of your wonderful videos. You may have done it for “practice” this time, but remember that you could do it “for real” the next time you have an inspiring idea. Kickstarter is a great way to let the people in your world help you create something new and exciting.
This week we imagine design in our world, like the Ford Mustang, Apple iPhone, or Alexander McQueen fashions. We imagine alternate reality like the art of Nikki S. Lee, the walks of Janet Cardiff, or Bruce Branit’s “World Builder.” We stretch our imaginations to create new designs. We ask, in a world of so many possibilities, what is real? We ask if our attitudes and opinions about beauty can effect the way we perceive people and things. Can my attitudes effect the quality of your life?
It’s Instagram Day in Summer Art 110! For the 24 hours of Wednesday July 2, 2014 our 26-student community is snapping IG’s of whatever is going on in their life and hashtagging them #art110sum14. After today we’ll each review our group day and reflect on any connections we see in this big “group portrait.” Below is a live feed of the latest image posts: