Tuesday, June 2, 2009

some of my works made in sculpture class at polytech this year

my short 'movie' made using Premier

Image legally uploaded from internet

Image taken from Emilie Eagan's photosteam on flickr.com alias limonada

Creative Commons Licence

Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike (BY-NC-SA)

This licence lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. Others can download and redistribute your work just like the BY-ND-SA licence, but they can also translate, make remixes, and produce new stories based on your work. All new work based on yours will carry the same licence, so any derivatives will also be non-commercial in nature.

I have chosen this licence for my blog and its contents

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Adobe Premier Test

A short test animation made in Adobe Premier using images borrowed from Flickr

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Electronic arts- 0100101110101101.ORG

0100101110101101.ORG produced a virus, with the intent not to harm computers but to simply survive, to spread through computers and also spread in awarenes of people.
The virus code was not only spread digitally but also printed on t-shirts and postcards and before creating the virus they warned people about it, including major anti virus companies.
The main concept of this project it seems is to be to let people understand viruses better. However it has produced a lot of hysteria and it's uncertain whether this was also part of the plan..


Electronic arts- Cory Arcangel

Cory Arcangel creates electronic art by gathering the huge data files such as computors' memory files and fooling quicktime into thinking they're videos. when you press play you witness an "electronic dream", psychodelic colours and shepes flashing and changing on screen with scratchy beeps and static as background noise. This could be said to be a visual representation of a computer's "unconcious".


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cool Websites



Elaphant's Dream

Elaphant's Dream. An awesome animation created using the free software Blender

My new webpage wth google sites


Developing an online presence

Options for developing an online presence:
1. create a blog(on blogger.com) - a simple one page site with posts organised by date
2. Use wordpress - a blog site similar to blogger but with a little more functions
3. Create a website with GoogleWeb - half way between a blog and a website. organised into multiple pages like a website but following a template.
4. Create my own website with Dreamweaver - most difficult. can personalise completely.

I have decided to create a website with Google Web because it is more organised than a blog, with multiple pages, but easier to create and update.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

some random A4 sized paintings and drawings early 09

Some paintings and experiments from last year

scanned drawing

just a drawing

Free software

Free software
"Free software or software libre is software that can be used, studied, and modified without restriction, and which can be copied and redistributed in modified or unmodified form either without restriction, or with minimal restrictions only to ensure that further recipients can also do these things and that manufacturers of consumer-facing hardware allow user modifications to their hardware. Free software is available gratis (free of charge) in most cases." wikipedia.org

5 software programs
Ubuntu: A computor operating system
Open Office: An office suite, simelar to Microsoft Office
GIMP: Image editing
Blender: 3D animation software
Wikimedia Foundation: Reference material

The Future of Software Is Open Source from l0ckergn0me on Vimeo.

"The Future of Software Is Open Source" by L0ckergn0me posted on Vimeo.com

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Copy right case studies..

Case study 1.
After first listening to the two songs ("My Sweet Lord" by George Hassison and "He's So Fine" written by Rolnald Muck, Performed by The Chiffons) I really struggled to hear any similarities between them and couldn't see how this could be a case of copyright infringement. Only after listening to them over and over, back and forth I began to hear quite strong similarities in motifs....
I can't decide what I think the case outcome should be, but do believe that if George Harrison did copy parts of the song he did it unintentionally and subconciously... Although the two songs have some very very similar motifs, they are still two very different songs... I can understand that the artists do not want their songs copied in any way, even subconciously, but I think it may be a little too far to charge someone with an entirely and honestly subconcious infringement of copyright.

Case Study 2.
Yes I believe it is clearly and obviously the same chair that Woods had drawn. Everything about this interogation room setting in "12 Monkeys" is almost identicle to Woods' drawing. The objects, the arrangement, the tones, even the mood.. I'm not atall surprised by this cases outcome.

Case Study 3.
Yes I dp believe Keir Smith's work is Illegal. He has clearly and intentionally breached copyright laws. He has taken used audio and video works which are protected under copyright laws. I find the most "dodgy" parts of Keir's work to be the use of trademark symbols and names like "20th Century Fox" because I see them as recognisable "stamps" which show ownership of the film, its production and its content. For someone to come along and take that stamp and use it for themselves is what I call dodgy.. its unnecessary.. I see that Keir is just using it to make a point, but if he were to succeed and everyone were allowed to use such trademarks legally, I believe it could and would seriously confuse things............ the idea of ownership and recognition would go completely out the window.......... and I don't think that's a good idea............ I do believe tho', that some copyright issues are a bit extreme... to think you could so easily get in so much trouble and all the law suits and possible money owed......... just because you filmed your infant chid bopping around to Prince............. that is just crazy............................I think Keir's ideas and message are right............ but he may have taken it a little too far......... a can't see how his film would become legal any time soon..........

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bloglines adds

today I added 9 feeds to my blogline account.
http://www.creativereview.co.uk/crblog/ because it has news and reviews on visual communication

http://drawn.ca/ was a suggestion from the blogline site and looked like an interesting illustration and cartooning blog

http://www.isochronic.com/index.php was suggested by lecturer Rachel Gillies and it looks like a nice and simple site with quality photography

http://photography-and-new-media-art.blogspot.com/ Rachel Gillies' blog. It should be interesting to see what our lecturer is looking at and posting

http://streetarse.co.nz/ this is a site I found by searching google for new zealand art sites. It looks like a very interesting street art site and has a lot of pictures from Dunedin. It should be interesting to see it its still all there, and if there are any new posts.

http://window.org.nz/ this was also suggested by the Ditital Literacy course. I havn't really checked it out much but want to have it there so I can look at later.

I also added this blog. and he iTunes top 25 songs, just to keep track of "whats hot" . and the defult feed of blogline news.