Homework

Homework for Tuesday, Last Class!

Visual Diary Due: Bring to class

Video Documentation of Project 4 Due (bring for the start of class):

  • Make your video a .mov.
  • Document people interacting, viewing your work
  • Maybe interview a few passersby
  • Make sure your video has a title, your names, transitions, edited (2-8 min)
  • Have some still/jpeg images to submit as well (3-6)

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Homework for Tuesday after Thanksgiving

First construction of project – Bring ALL necessary materials to class. Samples should be already built and brought in at start of class. Any and all sketches should be done by this point (including photoshop sketches). 

Second Pop Quiz on Tuesday may include the following:
Few basic questions on color
Couple questions on dpi – what is it? what’s the minimum for what medium?
Additive vs Subtractive Color models – RGB vs CMYK
New Aesthetic – what is and who coined the term
What is continuity and how do you achieve it in a layout/composition/grid?
What is the rule of thirds?
Hierarchy, what is it?
Visualizations should be seen as what?
Integers, floats, strings and arrays… oh my.
Quiz based on current lectures in course folder PLUS Lecture_Week9_PrgmOrBe.pdf (Read it! 3 Questions!)

 

Homework for Thursday (due halfway into class):

1) Written proposal (a paragraph) read to the class by you and your group!

2) Photographs of possible spaces to show on screen

3) Sketches to show on screen with your proposal

Read the following article:

This is the article siting several real life examples of artists, public and patrons at conflict with installations and/or the perceived messaging:

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/46533/art-burn/

“When curator Stephanie Sherman—whose five picks for 5×5 each addressed the future impact of federal policies on D.C. communities—presented her initial proposal to the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities last year, she included Feuer’s plans to build a life-sized, solar-powered model of a gas station, partially submerged in the river. A bleak envisioning of rising sea levels and a post-icecap world, it was to be an in-your-face commentary on climate change in line with Feuer’s previous large-scale sculptural work at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Transformer, and other local galleries. But “Antediluvian,” as the piece would have been called, was not to be.”

 

 

Homework due Tuesday (Nov 17)

Begin project 4 by going out into the world and capture imagery to help build a data base of ideas. You can use your phone, or a borrowed camera, but once you have collected your photo imagery, sketch a minimum of three different studies in your visual diary based on photos you have taken. Be prepared to show a minimum of three ideas and the photos of the public space that correspond to each study and all your sketches.

We will sit around the table as you pitch your ideas to the class.

For Thursday, written proposals (a paragraph) read to the class by you and your group!

Read the following article:

This is the article siting several real life examples of artists, public and patrons at conflict with installations and/or the perceived messaging:

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/46533/art-burn/

“When curator Stephanie Sherman—whose five picks for 5×5 each addressed the future impact of federal policies on D.C. communities—presented her initial proposal to the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities last year, she included Feuer’s plans to build a life-sized, solar-powered model of a gas station, partially submerged in the river. A bleak envisioning of rising sea levels and a post-icecap world, it was to be an in-your-face commentary on climate change in line with Feuer’s previous large-scale sculptural work at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Transformer, and other local galleries. But “Antediluvian,” as the piece would have been called, was not to be.”

 

Homework due Tuesday (Nov 03)

Show us the data and…

Share with class your processing file! Your data made into imagery!!!
Put a solid 6 to 8 hours into processing. Even if it’s just discovery work regarding your data (i.e. create multiple files trying to represent the data in different ways OR different files representing different data groups — will want one file when all is said and done but can use multiple files to learn and show on Tuesday).
Our tutor will be in Tuesday but know what questions you need to ask!

Tuesday & Thursday
Work in class prototyping wearables.
Work in class processing your data.

Thursday
First finish prototype due mid class.
Work in class processing your data.

 

 

Criteria for Project 3

Not all criteria weighs the same in evaluation.

Quality, complexity and amount of data a fair representation of topic?
Is processing used to create imagery from the collected data?
Does all the imagery generated represent data?
Is generated imagery from data understandable using basic design principles?
Exploration in design from prototype to production of final wearable (were there multiple versions, varied structural concepts and graphic applications sketched, executed and explored?).
Design, creativity, concept in regards to the wearable and the adaptation of (data) graphics to wearable.
Execution and quality of craft of wearable.
Execution and quality of photo documentation.
Execution and format of final printed document.

 

For Tuesday Oct 27

• Project 2 DUE
 2.1 STATIC IMAGE – Submit individual images as high res JPEGS FLAT (3 to 5 jpegs)! Submit one composition high quality PDF FLAT!
2.2 ANIMATION – Have your animation ON THE BLOG at the start of class, make sure it works! May use youtube to help post large animations. PLACE .MOV IN THE COURSE FOLDER!

• Collect your data starting today!!! Go to this Sunday’s tutorial!!!
Processing Tutorial 2 | Sunday Oct 25 | Session 1: 1-230pm | Session 2: 3-430pm

• Thursday have materials to build your wearable!!! SHOP FOR BUILDING MATERIALS THIS WEEKEND! (paper, scissors, tape, double-sided tape, ruler, stapler, colored-pencils, markers, whatever you might want to use!)
We will look at your wearable sketches at start of Thursday class and get class feedback and then start building in class

• Look at your data on Thursday
 Share with class

• Post Visualizations for Thursday and Paper Wearables
 Share with class

• Following Tuesday (Nov 03)
 Share with class your processing file! Your data made into imagery!!!

 

For Next Class – Tuesday Oct 20

• Develop project 2.2. We are going to review all anime’s at the start of class in order to get feedback!

• Start project 3. READ assignment sheet and… Pick your topic and start collecting data on yourself. Make your data multi-dimensional for your topic. (i.e. If my topic is “walking” an example of several different data points could be: 1. how many steps I take in a day  2. the major areas I walk in a day  3. the times of day I walk)

Suprise quiz on Thursday based on lectures and readings. May include topics like:
– two basic communication models
– figure-ground
– medium message
– gestalt
– three types of signs
– Saussure vs Barthes
– contrast, metaphor, hierarchy, representations and technology, visual rhetoric, and more!

 

For Next Class – Tuesday Oct 13

Make changes to project 2.1. We are going to submit project 2.1 with project 2.2 in a couple weeks but this is the weekend to revise, update, and start to finish 2.1, the static images. We will soon be very busy with 2.2. Now is the time to work on finalizing 2.1!

• Storyboard 3 different options in your visual diary for project 2.2. Think of: close shots, far shots, mid shots, scene cuts, changes in action and how alllll of this affects pacing. Should be able to come up with three different ways to achieve your narrative.

• From sketches developed in your visual diary pick your favorite storyboard and recreate it larger using several sheets of 8.5×11” paper (as many as it takes) and a MARKER to create a storyboard to share with the class next Tuesday. We look at your storyboard at the start of class. We will talk about narrative, pacing, and ideas for construction.

 

For Next Class – Thurs Oct 01

Develop 2.1 over the weekend, have layout/pdf/11×17 printed off laser and ready for review at start of class Tuesday!

Blog interesting animation techniques and narratives.

Read “McCloud” chapter of Sequential Art (pg 193 to end)

 

 

For Next Class – Thurs Oct 01

Start developing project 2.1 in Photoshop – will discuss/review progress mid class

Photoshop Tutorial 1 | Friday Oct 02 | Session 1: 12-2pm | Session 2: 230-430pm

Photoshop Tutorial 2 | Sunday Oct 04 | Session 1: 12-2pm | Session 2: 230-430pm

Go to one session each day!

 

For Next Class – Tues Sept 29

1) LOTS of sketches for Project 2.1 in sketch book

2) Use a FULL 8.5 x 11″ piece of paper to represent EACH of your static images – do in marker to show class – btwn 3 and 5 pages total!!!

3) Read davis_gdesign_theory.pdf – Chapter 2, “The Nature of Representation” pgs 45-53 (includes “Ordering the Elements within Representation,” “Narrative,” “Relationship Between Text and Image,” and “Matching the Representation to its Context of Use”)

3) Post something a photoshop/stylized-narrative on the blog or a narrative created with several static images

4) Tweak Project 1.3 Calvino’s city and reprint for Tuesday

 

 

For Next Class – Thurs Sept 24

1) Make a brief animation using Photoshop (400 by 300 pixels at 72dpi)

2) Pick two narratives for Project 2 (be prepared to discuss in class)

3) Do two sets of very preliminary sketches for Project 2.1 in visual diary

Kime_DJ_GIF_v1Chen&Thomas_GIF2_v1

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/creating-frame-animations.html

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/creating-timeline-animations.html

 

For Next Class – Tue Sept 22

Projects 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 due to specifications on assignment sheets!

 

For Next Class – Tue Sept 15

1) Finish a single/couple/few options for Project 1.2 over the weekend and be ready to share on screen with the class

2) Read Chapter 2, “The Nature of Representation” pgs 38-45 (includes “Choosing an Appropriate Sign,” “categorization,” and “representational style,”)

3)  Read DiMarco01_ElementsAndPrinciples.pdf – pages 60-72 includes: line, color, color wheels, palettes and swatches, complementary, analogous, and various color schemes

4) Read Project 1.3 assignment sheet Project_1-3

5) Read from Italo Calvino’s “Invisible Cities” and pick a story you would like to translate

6) In your visual diary, write a brief synopsis of the Calvino story you have chosen and start sketching visuals, ideas, and forms for your story!

 

For Next Class – Tue Sept 08

1) Finish Project 1.1 over the weekend and be ready to send it to print 12×12 on the plotter (we will be discussing Project 1.2/lecture in class)

2) Read “howells_semiotics_visual_culture” pdf – Chap 5 Semiotics – take notes (what is a sign and what are the three basic types?)

3) For THURSDAY, SEPT 10 – Read lupton_gdesign_thinking.pdf, Chap2 pages 61-101 “How to Get Ideas” (Includes “Forced Connections,” “Visual Puns,” “Action Verbs,” “Icons, Symbols, Index,” and “Visual Diary”)

 

For Next Class – Tue Sept 01

1. Read Chapter 1, “Communication Models” of davis_gdesign_theory.pdf

2. Read laurpentak_line.pdf

3. Go over Project 1.1 – find two images and bring them in to discuss

4. For next week (if you want to get a head start): Read “howells_semiotics_visual_culture” pdf – Chap 5 Semiotics – first read/take notes

5. Make sure you sketch ideas for Project 1.1 in your visual diary!

Use your visual diary to write down ideas pertaining to projects or topics, to take notes in class, to collect imagery related to projects, and to do sketching related to projects. This coming Tuesday we will begin class by looking at the two images you bring in for project 1.1 (jpegs are ok), hear your thoughts on those images, and then translate a few of your sketches onto 8 1/2 x 11″ paper (during class time) to share with the class. Read Project 1.1 for more details. See you soon!

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