Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Preparing for the End

Tonight I have been putting my work book together and figuring out what to say tomorrow at the nerve wracking presentation. I don't really know what to expect. I think I have leaned absolutely heaps over the last months in a subject that I had NEVER had anything to do with before so it has been both worthwhile and freaky! Many thanks to friends who have helped me get through this far!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

My Art Portfolio

This is my new site to show some images of my work, my CV and some images of other artist that I like .


Presence Project

Todays lecture and work book is about online 'Presence'. To develop a online presence for yourself that will inform someone about me as an artist.
Three different ways to develop an online presence is to make a Blog ( upgrading images frequently and adding new postings when you want ).A Website or Webpage ( set format more static list of information ).Or a Googlesite ( similar format to website ) .
I am going to make a new Blogg to create my online presence because I am familiar with it and for someone at this nervous level of computer knowledge I think I had better stick to something I at least can get into .
Things I need to organised is a CV, a photo of me ( maybe), some images of art I have recently produced and look at some other sites with art I like.
Then we have to present our sites to our group, it is only a five minute presentation but it still scares me.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

free soft ware

Free Software is software that is available free of charge and is an open source that one has the freedom to make changes.There are free operating systems available such as ubuntu.com and gnu.org.There are many free software programmes a very popular one in our home is You Tube.com this is a very entertaining site for veiwing videos. Some others I learnt about today are TED.com showing talks, discussions and demonstrations,vimeo more video clips , submedia.t.v blogging site for video clips and another that I already know about is the extremly helpful Wikipedia having alot of information available .

evolution of dance 1

loved this guys dancing .

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

copy right questions

In Digital Literacy today we are looking into copy right issues. In CASE study 1 we had to listen to George Harrison's song ''My Sweet Lord'' and compare it to Ronald Mack's song ''He's So Fine''. I could'nt hear any similarity but then musically I am un trained I presume the copyright experts must have been able to prove it for George Harrison to be found guilty.In CASE study 2 the movie ''12 Monkeys'' used a chair on a verticle rail which looked very similar to a pencil drawing by Lebbeus Woods.CASE study 3 Keir Smith made a video dealing with copyright exceptions and fair use .It is a powerful statement but I think it is breaching copyright laws or is it creative use? Below is a beautiful image by Frida Kahlo which I down loddered[with an enormous amount of help from Max] from the official website of Frida Kahlo. I have listed it's title and where it came from so that I am covered by copyright as requested from our work book.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Jack will end up at art school - this picture is so creative and colourwise.
From Mum and Dad.
My Mum who is the Neverbloggednever person has shown that her life is different. By Jack (8 years)
i am still recovering from making the blog this morning. Tonight I have shown it to Bill, Jack, Sophie and Alex and discovered how to sign in and add to it. The world now looks just a little brighter.

first ever never ever blogged

I am sitting in the Digital Literacy work room doing this blogg . I seriously don't think anyone in the world would want to read it .Because sadly it will be just so boring and probably a waste of computer space . I'm doing this as part of my Digital Literacy course which totally freaks me out but I am trying and I have learnt alot with alot of help from Max and nearby suffering friends.The other subjects at Art School like Painting and Printmaking have been easier for me to get into.