Week #11 – VIDEO ART

MFA Show Content Remix Video Art Works (Example Above)

Part 1 – Google Drive Folder for uploading & obtaining Graphic Assets from the MFA show- https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1NP87t0q2JMmX7ItuKUHTyTJ3A5i1_d9E

** ADD your assets to the folder, download a few and hack/remix them into new works.

1. Hack the work of one of your classmates using one or more mobile apps and or pixlr or photoshop. Place the outcomes in the shared folder.

2. The example above was generated purely from my iPhone using various mobile apps to create different effects. The clips were then spliced together using the “Clips app” for iPhone.

3. Post your work to the art642 website with a little detail about your process.


Part 2 – Google Drive Folder for the ART642 GIF the Portrait collaboration / remixes –  


  1. Hack / remix the GIF collaboration piece by obtaining the files. The Remix can be done via the mobile apps we have discussed in class.

2. Post your work to the art642 website with a little detail about your process



Part 3 – Pulling it all together – Splicing clips, fragments, images & more to communicate a specific idea 

  1. Class Video Art collaboration – Site on scene work in class tonight!

ART642 Meets at the Steinberg Museum on 4/4 @ 5:45pm

Dear Class – Don’t forget!

ART642 Meets at the Steinberg Museum on 4/4 @ 5:45pm to view and discuss the MFA Show.

CONGRATS to our Graduating MFA Students!


Google Drive Folder for uploading Graphic Assetshttps://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1NP87t0q2JMmX7ItuKUHTyTJ3A5i1_d9E

** ADD your assets to the folder.

  1. Hack the work of one of your classmates using one or more mobile app and or pixlr or photoshop. Place the outcomes in the shared folder.


Websites I found Interesting





When I was researching websites that were about graphic design I found a lot of artist’s websites. I enjoyed these three artists the most because they have a very bright and fun feel in their work and websites. Each one sets up their website in ways that make the viewer understand the complexity of their work. My favorite artist is Hicks because of the way he illustrates his birds. When clicking on the image I was able to then read about the artwork in a few sentences. I enjoyed that the most because I was able to relate to his work on a deeper level. The other websites did similar things but what I was really attracted to was their artwork. Moross is a wonderful artist because she uses fine arts and then converts it to digital. She then uses them for labels for different companies. Nieminen uses her work to create these small worlds and then puts them on packaging as well. Each one of their websites are very interesting and make it easy to understand their work.

GIF artists :






working on the #3D project provides me to imagine my works within a new visual setting which carries different contexts. My 3d project includes cut out papers on which I made drawing with markers. These small-scale shrubs and trees are the continuation of the series I made on paper. It has been an uncomfortable technique since I started working on because it comes with multiple backgrounds which influence the outcome. Making 3D pieces always comes with difficulties because the artist can not think of one aspect of it but, he should get involved with the place by which the artwork is surrounded.


3-D to Electronic Flow

3-D to Electronic Flow Project #2 and #3: 

Project #2 was to create a 3-D project with a material of our choice and to think about how you would like to display that work whether it be with lights or in any digital enhancements. For my project, I had created a paper sculpture. I had manipulated the paper that I had and cut into it them into different shapes and sizes. Here are some images that represent my process stages for once I had assembled the paper:


After being given the suggestion to play with the idea of adding lighting with the piece, Farina and I had started to play around with lighting by taking photos and creating videos. Soon after some videos were made, Professor Seslow has suggested creating a gif version of the videos and photos and introduced us to the App Imgplay. Imgplay is GIF Maker App.This is an app that can make GIFs using photos, live photo, burst photos, and video at the easiest. You can also make animated GIFs or videos by editing only a part of the video. After playing with the app and creating a gif of my liking. I really enjoyed this project due to how I learned to take a 3-d Object and still create a 3-d form through a digital platform. The photo at the top is my finished product of the project.




Week #9 – New Media Art, Art Works, Artists & More

Welcome to Week #9!

Last week’s homework assignment asked you:

What new media artists, new media websites or individual new media based art works are inspiring you?

We discussed, these sources can also be blogs or online platforms – which ones do you resonate with?

Why are these artists, art works, websites / blogs important important to you?

Explore and prepare to share a list of at least 2-3 URLS (or more) to bring into class on 3/28. Please e-mail to me the links that you have saved – send them to one e-mail address only only –> ryan@ryanseslow.com (You can do this at the beginning of class tonight)

We will be viewing and sharing a series of the urls in class. Not only that, we are going to archive those links into this blog post as a resource, as well as adding the content it to our growing list on the course resources page.

John Fekner / Ryan Seslow Collab – NuART Festival, Norway 2017


PART 2 –

  1. Mobile App Experimentation Re-cap. File format conversions, questions.

2. Formatting blog posts on the ART642 website. It takes practice and a bit of trouble shooting 🙂


New Media Art, Art Works, Artists & More – Links:













‘Light Waves’ was exhibited at the Parish Art Museum –




Artist Doug Aitken – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nG_s7qk1hc





Spring 2019 Projects: The Time

For this semester, my project theme will be the time. I don’t know is that just me or someone else have a feeling that 24 hours a day is not enough. Maybe I am just not good at time management. Or, I just admit it to myself that I am not the morning person. The feeling is like, I cannot get up early because I am sleepy; I still don’t want to go to bed at 12:00 when I feel exhausted because there is something need to be done at that moment emotionally. It is like a circle that I can not let myself to get out.

Based on these, I decided to create a character that has the time control magic. (Yes, in order to satisfy my time fantasy. Haha)

Project#1: 2D

Title: Time Traveling

(My process video for project#1)

This is my first time to use Procreate to create a complete illustration. It is self-learning, so it is not perfect as an illustration. However, I do have much fun playing around all the brushes and colors.

FYI, it can automatically record all your work process.

Class collage:

The concept of this work is time frozen. It is impossible to actually frozen time, even the magic. The magic can make the time stop for a while but not forever. So, I placed many colors around my character. The character, herself is black and white because she can stop her time not others.

I didn’t have this feeling until I start to write this blog: Last semester, Ryan said” it is impossible that all of us will be here, same class, same day, same time again. “It is like, everyone has their own timeline, both exist separately and connected.

Project#2: 3D

Title: Time Guardian

The Process:


For project#2, I changed the character’s hairstyle and pose. I place a lot of time elements next to/behind her instead of holding a magic umbrella. The key point of this project is arranging all these layers, adding them vertically or horizontally, and using heavy duty double-sided tape to create 3D effects. It is a little upset that I didn’t come up with the idea that makes these clock hands moveable. (Sadly, I don’t remember who gave me this idea during the class critique, Thank you, I appreciate it!)

This advice actually gave me an idea about how to create GIF for this character. Unfortunately, I didn’t finish the project#3 GIF/Video yet. However, the concept will be all the clock and clock hands move in several different directions.