Friday, 16 December 2011

1. What do you see in this piece of art (describe it)?
I see protesters on the street voicing their discontent at passing cars. The image is grainy, and black and white with punches of color, like Barbara Kruger's work.
2. What kind of message did you try to give in this piece of art?
The message I'm trying to get accross with this piece is that the human race is really never in 'harmony.' There's always something we're disagreeing on, or discriminating against. We have yet to come accross a happy medium. There are always protests, and wars, and conflict.
3. Do you like or dislike this piece of art?  Why?
I like this piece of art because of the satire it presents. When looking at the piece, a viewer would think about what the phrase is saying and how it applies to the world. I like that it begins with 'she would...' because it creates a kind of mystery. Who is this 'she'?

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Moonlander Game Revision Reflection

1. What I like best?
I like the ice palace that I put in the background, the tunnels in the snow, and the skating penguins in the last scene, and the colour scheme. I like that the play button has a hat! I also like that the penguins look very much like penguins because I traced them in photoshop.
2. What could be improved?
I think the background maybe could be different for each scene. It could also maybe be a little bit more challenging.
3. How is this game an improvement on the original?
The theme is more creative. Also, I think more appealing to a different kind of gamer. Also the graphics are more detailed.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Barbara Kruger Assignment

1. What do you see in this piece of art (describe it)?
In this piece I see a historic statue looking over a man texting someone, or maybe he's checking his email on his blackberry. It seems like the man is ignoring the statue or oblivious of it's presence. His mind is completely absorbed in what he is doing.
2. What kind of message is the artist giving in this piece of art?
I think the message mocks the change society has gone through with quickly developing technology, and the change in society's priorities. Technology seems to have completely taken over!
3. Do you like or dislike Kruger's work? Why?
I really like the satire Kruger creates in her work. I find her mocking of society humorous, especially with this piece.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Arcade Game Brainstorming

1. For my Moonlander redesign assignment I could change the spaceship into a penguin!, and then when the person playing fails to land on the landing pad, the penguin could crash into a cloud of snow. The background can be a snowy iceland.

2. I could do a fruit bowl with an apple trying to land in the bowls of fruit on the table. On the tables I could put rotting fruit, as if those fruits tried landing in the bowl but missed and turned to mush. Thats what could happen to the apple if it misses too! It could turn to mush also.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Phototext Assignment

1. What I like most?
I like that I was able to create three different scenes with the same words and photos, I also like the practice I got with filters (like lens flare, solarize, and extrude), brushes, and especially using displacement maps (which is used in the second picture where I made a displacement map out of the words and displaced the pictures onto it).
2. What can be improved?
I could have improved the assignment by making each picture more different than the rest (i.e. by placing the subject in different parts of the scene).
3. Which specific picture was most successful?
I find that the third picture is the most successful. I like the poses the subjects are in and the 'solarize' filter I used to create a blue and yellow effect. I also really like that the words are not the main focus of the scene because they blend into the scene. Lastly, I like the swirling brushes I used. They create a mystical effect.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Photo Adjustment Assignment

Four of the following photos are black and white with a splash of colour, six have blurred areas and five are just regular:

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Invention Reflection

1. What part of your finished project did you find most successful and why?
The part of my image I find most successful is the creativity of the invention. I've never heard of a dream reader before. Also, I think the background I used to display the invention does a good job of showing what the invention's purpose is.
2. What part of your finished project did you find least successful and why?
The part I like least about the image is the cords that connect the reader to the person. I think it could have been done better. Also, the design of the reader is fairly simple, but I think if I were to try to actually sell it (if it was real) I wouldn't make it any more complicated looking than it is.
3. Why do you think this would be a great invention for the future?
This would be an awesome invention for the future! Have you ever woken up in the morning and could only vaguely remember your dream? Or have you ever tried to explain a dream you had but just couldn't quite get the details right? Ahah! Just play back the dream using your dream reader. You can view it on your computer via the SD or USB memory key that the dream is recorded on. Remember Freud's 'The Interpretation of Dreams'? when he began to study a person's dreams in order to figure out things about their personality. Well the dream reader would make this method more realistic.