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March 13, 2008

Layout Inspirations

My term project is based on environmental sustainabiity. My group chose to take the route of researching petroleum production and how it affects the environment.

This is something that many people have to end up using that live near petroleum extraction/production sites, due to the respiratory Issues caused by the black smoke.
inhaler.jpg
www.enviroblog.org/ inhaler

This Is representative of cancer, not just breast cancer, that Is formed due to the exposure of chemicals during the petroleum production.
pink ribbon.jpg

www.dosomething.org/.../ breast_cancer_ribbon

I enjoy these layouts because they Incorporate Images with the text but still allowing the text to be the main focus while giving a bit more Information with the visuals.
print-bm-dis2.jpg
http://www.mobobo.co.uk/images/print-bm-dis2
cartridgesfiguressmall.jpg
http://www.arcinkstudio.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/cartridgesfiguressmall
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.hutton-web-design.co.uk/images/vanguard-
images16.jpg
big.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.hutton-web-design.co.uk/vanguard.html
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http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.instant-ebookbiz.com/dealer/images/MDVD_One_Page_Flyer_CMYK.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.instant-ebookbiz.com/dealer/
images18.jpg
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://magculture.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/volumePoster.jpg&imgrefurl=http://magculture.com/blog/

Interesting use of text that creates its own Imagery.
images19.jpg
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.visitsteve.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/print-cover.jpg&imgrefurl=http://visitsteve.com/news/pp123
computerarts.jpg
http://www.ths.nu/rebel/works/print/computerarts

This Image to me represents how the public thinks that they are so dependent on these natural resource destroying oil companies that they end up narrowly following this Idea of energy rather than searching elsewhere. It is also quite visually appealing.
wpqfull.jpg
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://wetpixel.com/images/uploads/news/wpqfull.jpg&imgrefurl=http://wetpixel.com/i.php/full/wetpixel-launches-wetpixel-quarterly-a-new-print-magazine

I enjoy this Image because it pulls together Information from many places to share an important message in such a witty way.
adoftheweek.jpg
http://bp0.blogger.com/_vrsCQRKuDeA/RwRalktcZxI/AAAAAAAAABE/FuTpZHgVDQQ/s1600-h/adoftheweek

This Image to me may represent the massive production of petroleum mask masks out the music of the life in the oceans and seas they set up in.
images20.jpg
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://img.ffffound.com/static-data/assets/6/0dc2cedd9000b0082c679d1359cee79d6628eb94_m.jpg&imgrefurl=http://ffffound.com/home/unscene/found/

I just truly enjoy the aesthetics of this Image. I believe it may also represent all the different parts coming in to one being, which is representative of the knowledge/research of each group member that becomes a part of the research as a whole.
jim.jpg
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.flexmens.org/hamburgposterCMYK3.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.flexmens.org/index-en.html

March 5, 2008

Regretful Lack of Wonder

A framework that is within the built environment that detracts from who I am is the units of time such as seconds, minutes, hours, and days, that have been set up by man. So many activities could be continued on for what we now consider a day, but nobody ever thinks about that because our world is too fast paced. To be quite honest one of my favorite things to do, or one of the most enjoyable things to do is to just be. To let go of time and whatever your current responsibilites are and let your mind relax and wonder where ever IT wants to go, not where it is constantly told where to go. Its just time you can reflect on everything. I feel I have such a lack of reflection time. That I am just doing and not being able to pull the true meaning out of everthing I have been experiecing. I will look back and hope to find my own meaning out of it then but it is never the same as realizing it all as it is happening to you. I enjoy being productive though, but I just don’t really know if I consider it all productive if I am just doing it all as a means to an end.
You might be able to consider a school year it’s own phenomena because it is a cycle of something that has a distinct period of time. What goes on in this phenomena depends on a framework such as time. Well actually I believe time more so would be considered a clockwork- “clockworks are frameworks in which fixed numbers of things that start with a given set of mutual relationships? (clockwork lecture) . So the things would be the units such as hours, minutes, and seconds which all are a set that have mutual relationships.
And really, not to be so negative, I honestly do feel units of time help support who I am. If there were not units of time I would not push myself to be as “productive? as I am. I would not push myself to learn as much as I have learned. If there was no conception of time I would probably do more physically active things than intellectually active things, so this way I work my brain out to what I hope is its full potential.
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monkey.jpg
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SchoolBus.jpg
wonder.jpg

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