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September 18, 2008

Creature/ Landscape Collage

This creature I made from an image bank the class put together. Then I put together the images to make a creature.


The steps I took in creating the creature were quite simple. First I took the base of a giraffe and built up from that. I didn't want to use all animal parts so I used some of the mechanical pictures other students form the class took as the legs. After I got the basic animal done I put in a human eye and used the drawing tool to create some of my own lines. Lastly, to create some harmony, I changed the hue so it all had a blue color to use to help unify the piece.

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New Media Art Book

Shredder 1.0

Mark Napier has created a website the deconstructs websites into art. He has created a way (through Perl script) to deconstruct a website and have the codes and visuals from the website combine to make abstract pieces. My favorite part of the shredder 1.0 I the fact that you the view picks the website for it to deconstruct. It’s a very interactive and held my attention for hours. I put in so many different website I was familiar with and watched them turn into abstract pieces. A point Napier is getting across is the back scenes of web pages, the things we don’t think of or see. Once through shredder codes, symbols, and text jumble over the screen that have to do with the website. As Napier says “By interacting with the work, the visitors shape the piece, causing it to change and evolve, often in unpredictable ways. The user is an integral part of the design.? I think this work Napier does can related to children because of the internet use that we use today. So many children and students are on the internet more thank once a day. I think with the art that Napier does it may make students think about web pages more and the work that gets put into them. It would be fun to have a class design a web page about Napier's Shredder 1.0 and then have them use it in the shredder to see what comes out of it.

At the website below you can try it out for yourself!

Digital Collage Brainstorm

* Have the students take pictures of themselves and their clothes and try and create new fashions for the class. Then as a class put together a magazine including the new fashions.

* Create a dream house using different images from around the school and collage them together to make a mansion. Create a scenario of a family that may live inside the house.

* The latest trend in shoes. Students can put together their dream shoe by combining images of shoes, textures, and pictures to create a final image.

* Create a new student in the class by using body parts and images from existing students in the class.

* Make an imaginary creature and create a story that goes with the character that tells about how the animal lives and what it's habitat is like.

Welcome to my Blog

Hi, my name is Samantha Sackett. I'm a Junior here at UMD. I'm starting this blog to help me with my Art Education major. The class I'm in at this time is about Art Education and Digital Methods. Photography is my favorite medium, so this class is great for my photography skills. I'm excited to learn new ways of teaching students how to deal with the new digital world.