December 5, 2007

Interactive Art - Kim Heyer

I chose to do a puzzle for my interactive art because I wanted people to remember the things that they did when they were young, and I just assumed that most of us have done at least one puzzle. I decided to make it of our family farm which was a place were I grew up mostly. This place has so many memories for me that it was a good choice for this project. I wasn't planning on having things overlap, but thats how it worked out. Which in turn was a good thing because many events in one's life overlap, and that is how they have a lasting effect on a person. One thing I would have changed about this assignment is when I let the class put the puzzle together I wouldn't have put the "hint" picture in front of them. I should have just let them put it together the way that they saw it. Over all, this was a good way to see how people can work together to create a memory.

Sorry I tried to put up the main picture, and I couldn't get it to work!

December 4, 2007

cranes away!

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my project was to teach the class how to make origami cranes.
i wanted to do something that was accesible for everyone and would be free of cost for me. i was able to scrounge up the paper through all sorts of means which meant that there would be a myriad of colors once they were finished.
some people enjoyed this project while others chose to give up. so you win some, you lose some.

my inspiration came from my boring dorm room. i wanted something to spice it up a little bit and add some dimension to it, so i thought cranes were a perfect balance of those things.

December 3, 2007

interactive project- Ethan

My interactive project dealt with the idea of the absence of color and personality. In the beginning, the piece was black and white. As everybody took their turn, they erased and smeared a part of the black and white paper. Then they filled in their place with a color that best represented themselves as if they were adding their personality to the world. Each of us adds our own color to the world as we go through our lives.

Interactive Project - Andrew

Well, it seems like I'm the last one to go, even though I brought it each time we showed them off. My baaad for staying quiet. My interactive project deals with abstraction and how it interacts with realism. First, each person will write their name on a large piece of paper in 2 seconds with a hodgepodge-do-dad with an orange marker attatched on the end. Then, they would take their time and print their name in blue pen over their orange abstracted name. The contrasting shapes of each image as well as the contrasting colors place abstraction and realism together, and will hopefully produce a cool enough finished piece.

November 27, 2007

Interactive Project - Betsy

My project was about involving the people viewing the art in the creation. You could stand back and admire the art or dip your hands in paint and create to add to the project. I loved finger painting in elementary school because it gave you a literal hands-on feel and you could do so much with just your hands and some paint. I loved how different people did different things with their hands. Some did just fingertips, some would smear their hand all over the paper, and some would just do a handprint. I wanted to show movement and or emotion with the handprints, so when I did my demo before I had footprints and handprints showing movement across the paper. The feet did dances, hops and running while the hands followed their own path of movement. I loved the finished poduct with it's colors blended and collage or people's hands all over it. You could pick out certain people's handprints, which I found to be really interesting. The way they interpreted the project matched their personality, shows how art is really molded by it's maker. I great project and a really fun way to involve the class in my idea of art. :)

NiCk DeCkEr

My project was mainly focused around the idea of being able to communicate with two people in order to create what they thought was the right picture. I worked out all right but i could have used some different materials. I tried using those pictures as references for people to use as a way to illustrate what they thought was their own take on that picture. I wanted to do something that was fun but rather challenging and it seemed like people enjoyed it. Unfortunately i am not techinal savy so i can not upload pictures of the final result so i will have to have one of you help me or try to figure it out on my own. Hopefully here in the next week i can show the artwork

Interactive artwork: Michelle Stein

Description: Through my work, my intent was to convey a different/contrasting emotion with each collage by using various colors and pictures associated with each. As emotions usually reflect in a person’s facial features and outward appearance or the way they perceive themselves, I chose to physically depict this with the use of mirrors that reflect the person’s face. By placing a mirror behind each collage, I was hoping to create an interactive work that plays with different emotions and shows the effects of the emotions in their visual identity. I also altered each mirror to further emphasize the effect of each emotion. I don’t have any images of the actual interaction of the piece, but I do have images of the piece itself.
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Inspiration: I decided to create an artwork that related to image and identity and how each of us views ourselves. I didn’t have a particular inspiration, other than the fact that I have always admired art created through a collage. Here is just one example by Mia Moore:

Interactive Project- Allison and Julia

We decided to create a piece in which those who chose to participate
could take one brush stroke with any color of their choice and make
any kind of mark they wished. In the end we achieved many layers and
many different types of strokes. The following pictures showed the
gradually layering when we first did the piece in Pioneer Hall outside
of the dining hall...


Interactive Art: Chris Tuominen

My project revolved around the general idea that if you can apply the correct set of conditions to real-life situations, you can create images on paper. The original object that I drew inspiration from was a pre-made Psychology survey that was handed out to all participants. Based on the answers given to the questions, corresponding lines were added to a poster-sized piece of paper. The end result was entirely dependent on the answers; and it had a mechanical, almost machine-like quality to the lines. The size and pattern to the lines also showed the answers to the questions.

November 26, 2007

Interactive Art - Sarah

For this project I worked with Jess and we made a piece involving light and movement. For this project we built a small ornament using spoons, forks, glitter glue, clips, and a plate. The end result of our piece was built to resemble something similar to that of a set of chimes. In class we had one person hold up the piece while another person waved a flashlight around casting different shadows on the wall. Due to the different shapes we bent some of the silverware as well as the clips we used to hang them with, the shadows would create very interesting shapes on the wall. It was also interesting the way the person shining the flashlight would affect the way the shadows looked.

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Interactive Journal

For the interactive assignment I had the idea of collaborating each individual's ideas and thoughts into one book. Each person (in class and outside of class) made a page with virtually no instruction. The idea was to bring together each person's resources and daydreams without influence upon each other. When these pages are put together, the book has a nice contrast of the different ways each person was thinking at the time. This book serves as a journal to me because it was made by the people whom I have met here at the University and it allows me to reflect on the different types of thinkers. I was inspired for this project by the 1000 journals project. This is an ongoing affair that was started by an idea of sending journals all over the world with the instructions of anyone who would come across one to make one page and pass it on. These journals are now extremely popular, and as they are getting filled they are being published; you can learn more about it at:

Interactive Project- Nellie Brau

"Stains of Life"
For my Interactive project, I chose to express how I felt about how life is something that comes at you in many different ways, and usually in ways that you can't nessecarly control. To illustrate my idea of problems that come your way unexpectedly, I chose to use "stains" so-to-speak. These different substances that I collected were intended to represent the variety and difference in effect "stains" can have on life. I brought in the blank white canvas and had a handful of you add your "stain" or mark to its surface in order to build something that was the creation of many. I hope those of you that put one of the "stains" onto the canvas had fun with the project, as it was meant to be a bit humorous in a way. I was hoping I could get all of you to perhaps laugh at some of the "stains of life" and be okay with what might come your way in the years to come. I also had myself in mind when creating the project. I attempted, throught this project, to accept and be alright with some of the "not so perfect" things in life, and to embrace things that are messy. It was a good exercise for someone like me. Though, to many of your dismay, I could not hold onto the piece because it reeked of cheddar and toothpaste and was just too messy to keep around. But thanks for taking to the piece so well! I had fun!

November 20, 2007

Post your Interactive Works in Process

Document your interactive art project, Interactive Works in Process.


These may represent your project preparations, and outcome of the interactive work (if there is a product) as well as the work in process / with active engagement of the participants.

A brief narrative description of the project.

Describe or refer to your inspiration with text and or images.

October 27, 2007

Scratch Project

Hey, This is the link to Sarah and Jessica's scratch project. Hopefully it works. . .

October 23, 2007

Scratch project!!

This is the url for Chris Tuominen and Julianna Smith's halloween scratch project

Interactive Scratch Sketches

Add the url to your Scratch Sketch and title to a new entry iin this category.