Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Monday: Focus Art

Next project: your "Focus Group" piece. Before next class, you have to come up with a questionnaire that you will present to five people, to determine the "ideal" piece of digital art which that group of people would like. The questionnaire should have at least 10 questions, though you could develop more if you feel that would help focus things in an interesting way. The five people you survey should form some sort of "community" -- however you want to define it. They could be members of a family, students at a school, patrons of a particular supermarket, members of a church. The type of community you decide upon may inform the nature of the questions themselves. Just to be super-obvious, if you're surveying the members of a church, a question might be: "Do you prefer religious figures in your art?"

If you want to look at the surveys Komar and Melamid thought up for their "Most Wanted Painting" project as a jumping-off point, the surveys and painting can be found at this site:

By Monday, you should have your questionnaire, and your surveys should be completed. Monday will be a work period for working on executing your focus group artwork -- it will be due at the beginning of the final, Monday May 11, at 11:30.

Also, for those of you who had your posters picked, here are the dates you should slot in. It would be good to have these by next class.

Cody: May 21 at Moody's
Logan: May 22 at Bite
Sam: May 30 at Moody's

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Monday: Poster review & appropriated footage crit

Don't forget -- Brian will be coming in Monday at 3pm to look at the posters. So you gotta have your $5 so we can print the suckers out.

Also, your appropriated footage project is due at the beginning of class.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

For Wednesday

Please have: your final poster file, and $5 to print it out.

We'll also have time in class to finish up your appropriated footage project.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

For the week that I'm out

Hey there -- you should all be working on your two projects, the "making art out of non-art" and the "appropriated footage" project. Between the two, you should be pretty well-occupied. Your "making art out of non-art" project is due the Monday I get back, April 20th -- so be ready, by the beginning of that class, to present and have a crit on that work. Your appropriated footage project will be due on the Wednesday after, April 22nd.

Lastly -- don't forget to keep the "panopticon" project rolling. Keep passing along that file and adding your own web images.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Due Wednesday

Come to class prepared to give an update on your "turning non-art into art" project at the beginning of class.

Also, bring links or DVDs to class so that we can prepare the raw materials for the "found footage" project. If you want to check out some of the stuff I screened again (or view some of the thing in full that I only screened partially), here are some links: