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December 11, 2007

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

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Lowrey Sims Artist Response

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Lowrey Sims Artist Response

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November 28, 2007

Critique for Xi

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November 26, 2007

Critique for Laura

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Critique for Grant

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November 21, 2007

Good Life

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November 5, 2007

Assignment III :: Invent a Perfect World

A perfect world seems more and more impossible to achieve as you get older. You start to see everything in a more mature way, which normally gets rid of a lot of your imagination. Without a creative imagination a perfect world is impossible to acquire. As a child almost everything seems like a perfect world on the TV. Cartoons seem like real life and Disney World is a utopia. If everyone could just tap into their child roots again I think we could live in a perfect world.

To show what a perfect world looks like I will use stop-motion animation. I plan to use drawings to show this imaginary land that all kids live in. I want the video to be like a very unreal dream with fantasy characters. As a child I used to watch a lot of cartoons and try to draw what I see on the TV. I’m going to incorporate my interests into this movie by adding my favorite cartoon characters and Disney characters. The setting of my video will be a dream a boy is having. It’s going to show the animation in a dream bubble and in the end he will wake up back to the real world.

Creating sounds from scratch is one of my biggest concerns for this project. I believe that if you pick the right music or find the right computer generated sound it can be very helpful in a video. I will probably have a lot of difficulty trying to make sounds that will make the images seem cartoon like.

Another one of my concerns is how well my drawings will look and how I’m going to draw the images enough times to make them seem like they’re moving. It seems like it’s going to be a very difficult task to make the images seem like they’re moving with the little technology will be using to create our projects.

Overall, I think this will be a great experience and I’m excited to learn how to make these drawing come to life.

October 29, 2007

How to Avoid a Hitcher

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October 14, 2007

Designing Our Own

This article brings up a good point on the direction we are heading towards in the future. Everyone wants to make a contribution to things. They don’t want to just sit back and watch the “professionals? do all the work. This mentality has caused sites like YouTube and Wikipedia to flourish. I personally don’t see anything wrong with how the times are changing. Everyone can express their own opinion on things and design things the way they want. For example, if you go on the PUMA shoe website you can literally design a shoe from scratch. People want to do everything themselves because they believe their ideas and opinions are better than others. It helps them design things that fit their lifestyle the best.

September 28, 2007

Daily Life

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September 12, 2007

Ayo Technology

Technology is all around us and will continue to grow as time goes on. I personally think it’s a great thing and I'm really excited for the future. My daily life consists of using technology at least once every minute. The handy dandy cell phone is to blame for my technological addictions! There is no getting away from technology, so you might as well get used to it and take full advantage. I check my email about 10 times a day because people are constantly trying to keep in touch and updated. I work in a computer lab, which is a great place to experience technology. We have flat screen monitors on all computers, with a laser printer that prints double sides, and an electronic stapler! Most technological “advances? are just to make our lives more lazy and fast paced.