Online Viewing Assignment

TUESDAY SEPT 19 / Digital Art Mixed-Media  / Online Viewing Assignment

RiP! A Remix Manifesto (it’s about 86 minutes)

Please view full video online. Take notes on what you find most revealing or surprising about the contemporary practice of remix artists. Does the video raise issues about your own use of digital media… in your artwork or your life? How do you feel about the artistic practice of remixing after our recent project? How does the video relate to recent internet blackout/protest and SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) legislation? Do you side with the CopyLEFT or the CopyRIGHT?

RiP: A Remix Manifesto from Laurent LaSalle on Vimeo.

Prepare your comments (about 150 words). Upload to class folder called Rip! Remix Reflections. We will also discuss in class.

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Art2016 / Final Project Options

For the final project in Art2016, students have freedom to select their own focus.

Several choices are outlined below. Questions / Ideas for the final project can be discussed in class on TUES APRIL 25.

Your FINAL PROJECT will be DUE at Final Exam on TUES MAY 2.

Please note correct time of final exam for your section

Art2016 section 1 final at NOON on Tues May 2

Art2016 section 2 final at 2pm on Tues May 2

Final project ideas will be discussed in class on TUES APRIL 25, but it is a good idea to think ahead and have a plan for your final work. Plan ahead to use last week of class as work time on your final experimental mixed-media work. Read below for some possible choices. Bring what you need to make best use of class time. Please consider: Will you revisit an earlier assignment in your final digital mixed-media project? What materials and techniques will you use? What subject or theme or ideas will you explore? What do you need to purchase to gather materials needed? What will your step by step process be? Do you need to use the classroom printer or mixed-media work areas to finish this project?

FINAL PROJECT  CHOICES / Digital Mixed-Media
Art2016 Final Projects must integrate the concept of DIGITAL ART MIXED-MEDIA. Your approach may use tactile materials or traditional art techniques at the beginning or the end of your process.

Choice 1:

NARRATIVE MIXED-MEDIA  Revisit the Narrative project, using the imagery you have already created in an alternative format. This could take the form of a wearable work, or a mixed-media work using any digital transfer method on any materials… Some students may choose to work with experimental animation or video version using their narrative images. Explore and refine a specific image transfer technique to combine your digital imagery with a 3D object or tactile surface. Find inspiration in the work of other mixed-media artists and develop your own approach that transforms an object by merging it with your digital imagery to create a new experience or meaning when viewing the object. Possible techniques include using Lazertran, Ink Jet Transparencies, or other experimental transfer methods onto wood, glass, metal, plastic…


Choice 2:

MIXED-MEDIA MOSAIC or SERIES Your final project can revisit any earlier project (like the Mosaic project), or start with original fresh imagery. You might develop a small series of images or work on a single piece in a larger, more ambitious format. Transfer the best imagery to a tactile object or unusual surface. Experiment with alternative materials such as Fabric, Wood, Glass, Metal… Just remember to test materials and leave time to craft the final mixed-media work to high standards.

Choice 3:

DIGITAL NATION / RE-MIXED-MEDIA    You may choose to revisit the REMIX creative process, working experimentally with new themes or returning to the Climate Remix topic. You could even create a work of digital mixed-media art that explores your personal relationship with technology, responding honestly to your own experience with digital media and daily life. Work with imagery and mixed-media to express your thoughts about balance in the digital age. (As we discussed in the Digital Nation and Rip! Remix viewing assignments)


Links to some Image Transfer Techniques:

https://jrockdigitalart.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/lazertran-demo/

https://jrockdigitalart.wordpress.com/2011/11/29/tactile-media-t/

Wearable Art Links:

https://jrockdigitalart.wordpress.com/category/wearable-art/

Mirror Mirrored: An Artists’ view

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Mirror Mirrored: An Artists’ Edition of 25 Grimms’ Tales
http://www.mirrormirrored.net/the-contemporary-art/

Created with a Kickstarter / A limited-edition, interactive art book showcasing 28 contemporary artists’ reinterpretations of Grimm’s Fairy Tales alongside over a thousand remixed Grimms’ vintage illustrations.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/906564515/mirror-mirrored-an-artists-edition-of-25-grimms-ta/widget/video.html

 

Their website includes this wonderful bibliography with links to more fairy tale books:

http://www.mirrormirrored.net/bibliography/

Public Domain Review

screen-shot-2017-02-22-at-12-12-24-pmI like to visit the Public Domain Review, an online resource for public domain content, especially historical imagery that inspires my own remix projects.

…curated collections of images, books, audio and film, shining a light on curiosities and wonders from a wide range of online archives. With a leaning toward the surprising, the strange, and the beautiful, we hope to provide an ever-growing cabinet of curiosities for the digital age

http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/

So much great stuff to look at here, including the recent release of the Met Museum’s collection of hi rez images:

http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/a-selection-from-the-mets-public-domain-collection/

Climate Remix Project : New Timeline

PLEASE NOTE CHANGES… Art2016 students: The Climate Remix project will extend until AFTER spring break. Here is the timeline for steps in the project and due dates. Please note that the emphasis of the project is generating many versions of experimental remixes using content from the class imagebank. Expect to create a new batch of remixed images during each workday in class. The work created in this project is also to be shared with the Interactive Media class, for use in further experimental projections. We will continue to use Tuesdays as digital sessions and Thursdays for mixed-media.

Based on our progress in class, I want to extend the timeline for the Climate Remix project into March. Please NOTE these deadlines below, I am giving an extension to AFTER SPRING BREAK for the final digital iterations and the MIXED-MEDIA image transfer part of the assignment. I will discuss the timeline in class. Please bring your laptops to Tuesdays and mixed-media supplies to Thursday classes!

Tues Feb 14 : Create at least 10 mashups in photoshop using Climate Remix Imagebank

Thurs Feb 16 : Discuss Rip! Remix video / Test experimental mixed-media techniques / add content to folder

Tues Feb 21 : Use photoshop for another round of 10 mashups (emphasis on complexity and simplicity using new imagebank shapes)

Thurs Feb 23 : Test image transfer techniques + Develop idea for a mixed-media work on theme of Climate Remix

Tues Feb 28 : Digital workday for photoshop animations and printing for image transfer

Thurs March 2 : MIXED-MEDIA / image transfer workday
SPRING BREAK
Tuesday March 14 : Climate Remix DIGITAL WORK Due (Folders of multiple versions, mixed-media tests, animations)
Thursday March 16 : Climate Remix MIXED-MEDIA work DUE for GRADING