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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 –  

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1AREb1Xb6qVjmfbseTdZLCKKEQYrEUupA

  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.

 

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:

http://www.lottanieminen.com/illustration

https://hicksdesign.co.uk/journal/oystercatcher-studies

https://www.katemoross.com/29-Rooms-2017

http://unnaturalelection.com

https://giphy.com/explore/politics

 

http://cargocollective.com

https://bisouslescopains.tumblr.com/

https://rebeccamock.com/

http://guillaumekurkdjian.com/

http://carlburton.tumblr.com/

 

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

http://www.cliffordross.com/

http://www.cliffordross.com/exhibitions/light-waves/installations/9

 

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

https://vimeo.com/46072122

http://www.jonasdero.com/

https://noahbradley.com/

 

Week #8

Welcome back Everyone!

Lets re-cap week #7 – https://art642.com/gifs/week-7-animation-gifs-net-art/

The GIF the portrait project is currently being worked on by 4 different colleges in NY/NYC at the moment, we will be contributing the larger whole.

Did you submit your Single Frame? Need a re-cap? Read on below, but first this:

 

MOBILE APP ART MAKING MANIA!

This is my current roster (below) of go-to mobile apps for digital art making. Mobile apps have come a long way. Many of them have the ability to cross synchronize with popular desktop applications as well as produce high resolution and large file output (both static and video).

Most of these apps are not free, but, they are well worth the small investment (all of which are under $5.00)

Our Class Resources page hosts a list of apps that can be explored, lets download one or two and apply some of the works that we have generated thus far in our class. Lets talk about mobile file formats and how to output GIF files to Video files, and Video files to GIF files. Lets apply a “screen recording” process and cross synthesize our works to create various new textures, filters and visual effects.

Tutorial time.

 

Did you submit your Single Frame? Need a re-cap? Read on below, but first:

A few weeks ago we began the collaborative GIF the Portrait Project. Working with the digital version of the project, students continue learning the basics of adobe photoshop and generated their individual portrait animations. Students that were present in class left our class session with their first GIF created from scratch using photoshop.

Lets review the first part of the project as I will need for you to submit a single frame to me via email – ryan@ryanseslow.com (or my LIU e-mail) – to get our collaboration underway.

  1. Use your own portrait! (OK, if not then..) Use an Internet search to find a Portrait of someone who inspires, motivates or has an impact on your life. Be sure to find a head shot that clearly captures your subject without chopping off a part of their head, hair, ear or face. Selecting a large or medium image will work best!

*Pro Tip – Find an image that looks similar to this one below. The image size that you will be submitting for the group collaboration will be sized at 8.5″ inches wide X  11″ inches high.

2. If you cant find an image of your preferred subject that looks similar to this example, then you may be able to “crop” the image in photoshop. You can then copy and paste the image back into the photoshop (.psd) document. (See video Below).

3. Open Adobe Photoshop and select FILE -> New – Set up your document to be 8.5 inches Wide X 11 inches High – Make sure the background Contents is set to “Transparent”. Click OK.

Your blank 8.5 inch X 11 inch document will look like this below.

Watch the short video below on how to open and place your Image into the photoshop document, scale it smaller and save it.

You can now alter and manipulate the image using some of the Filters (play with them, there are many ways to alter the original image)

**Send only 1 frame to me as a .JPEG file via e-mail here – Ryan@ryanseslow.com

 

ALSO – *Homework: What new media Artists, new media websites or individual new media based art works are inspiring you? These can also be blogs or online platforms – which ones do you resonate with? Why are these sites / blogs important? Explore and prepare to share a list of at least 2-3 URLS to bring into class on 3/28. We will be viewing and sharing a series of these in class.

 

Week #7 – Animation / GIFs & Net Art

Lets continue our animation exercises working with frame by frame animations by creating GIFs using adobe photoshop (and maybe clickdragclick.com )

Lets jump into both an individual series of exercises and also a collaborative one – Lets GIF the Portrait!

Click the link to investigate and prepare for class-time awesomeness. Continued GIF making techniques using Adobe photoshop. Image manipulation exercises. Each student will contribute to the GIF the Portrait collaboration and later publish an individual blog post about the process. (sign ups and log ins to our class website)

GIF the Portrait submissions will consist of one GIF animation using a “portrait” – plus submitting one single still frame .jpg file sized at 8.5″X11″ – (class demo)

Questions to consider after learning and applying the techniques learned in the demo:

1. What is a portrait? How can the literal objective definition be expanded upon?
2. What would you like to communicate and express through a “portrait” via the use of looping motion graphics.

Let this fuel your next series of animated GIFs.

 

Week #5 – ART642 Graphic Asset Collab Project Gallery

Week #5

Check out the ART642 Graphic Asset Collab Project Gallery – Spring 2019

The gallery (also embedded here below) consists of the digital art illustrations made from graphic assets created and contributed by each student in the course this spring of 2019. Please learn or refresh yourself on the process and assignment specifications here

*Students: Did you add your completed work to the google drive folder? If not, please do so this evening.

Responses – Each student will leave a comment below addressing:

What do you think of the works in the gallery? Feedback, favorites, thoughts?

What did you enjoy about the process of creating a digital work of art via the use of adobe photoshop, multiple graphic assets and the ease of gathering the content from a shared folder on the web?

How will this exercise influence your work or process in the future?

Week #5’s class session will resume with a full studio session working on the 3D project.

Let’s discuss your progress and document it in photos. Yes, please continue to take process photos of the work in process (4-10 images usually works best)

3D – Project Description –

Working from the same theme, concept or specific subject as project #1 (the 2D project) each student will generate a 3-dimensional work of art to further communicate and compliment the meaning of the work in project #1. You may work in any material that wish as long as the result is “3D”. What does 3D mean to you in 2019? Is it a free-standing object, a wall relief, or a hanging object that can be viewed from 360 degrees? (Wood, stone, plaster, cardboard, found objects, multiple units.) Or, is 3D a synthesis of 2D works manipulated with computer software and applications to expand the definition of 3D itself. The process should be documented in digital photos as they will be applied later in the semester.

Resources & Inspiration:

https://www.electric-women.com

Cory Arcangel -“clouds” 2002 –  http://www.ubu.com/film/arcangel_clouds.html

 

 

 

 

Week #3 – 2D project Critique & the Jump to Digital

Critique #1 – will take place for our 2D project (project #1)

*Each student will have taken a final documentation series of images of their completed piece. The documentation images will be added to their folder for project #1. We will be engaging in an exercise using adobe photoshop and the pen tool – Each student will be extracting fragments from our completed pieces to create a series of graphic assets. How will you apply those assets?

(Pen tool tutorials below are to watch and reference outside of class)

 

Discussion – Project #2 – 3D – Working from the same theme above, concept or specific subject as project #1 (the 2D project) each student will generate a 3-dimensional work of art to further communicate and compliment the meaning of the work 2D piece in project #1. You may work in any material that wish as long as the result is 3D. What does 3D mean to you in 2019? Is it a free-standing object, a wall relief, or a hanging object that can be viewed from 360 degrees? (Wood, stone, plaster, cardboard, found objects, multiple units.) Or is 3D a synthesis of 2D works manipulated with computer software and applications to expand the definition of 3D. The process should be documented in digital photos as they will be applied later in the semester.

Next week’s class session will be a studio workshop to work on project #2

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=creV_oVjwsc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY6Vyi0Gm_k

These tutorials above will help get you started with our class exercise, but ultimately, you will need to master the pen tool in both photoshop and illustrator for the cleanest vector cut outs. The video below is a great tutorial.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzyvN3EqYds

 

Week #2 – Studio Work Session & More

Welcome to Week #2 – New Media in Art

Project #1 – In class Studio Work Session :: Students will bring materials needed to work in class, discussions during the work session will take place about taking one’s idea to process, selection of materials and applied techniques.

Class Discussion :: The Importance of digital documentation. Creating a Digital Image archive for process, ideas & presentation.

Project #1 – Project Description – 2D ::
Working from a theme, concept or specific subject, each student will generate a multi-fragmented 2-dimensional work of art to communicate and share its meaning. You may work in any dry or wet media on any flat surface. (canvas, paper, canvas board, illustration board, cardboard, collage, flat found objects (old door, window, recycled wood.) Your process should be documented in digital photos as they will be used and applied through-out the semester. This should be a new piece of art not previous created.

Inspiration & Resources – (to investigate outside of class – leave your feedback below in the comments section)

Gary Hill – “Windows”

Bill Viola – Excerpt – “Ocean with out a Shore”

Pierre Huyghe – “Anlee”

Welcome to Art 642 New Media!

Welcome to Art 642 New Media (All current Students and alumni still here)

Spring 2019 – First Week Check List!

First things first, grab the syllabus below! Please review it.

1. Syllabus —>> * * ART642 New Media 2019 Syllabus * * <<— Syllabus

2. What is New Media? Where does it fit in? Read this – https://www.widewalls.ch/new-media-art-definition/

3. Check out these Artists over the course of the week: (make some notes if something stands out in both good ways or bad ways! Lets discuss!)

Kidmograph – http://kidmograph.tumblr.com

Maurice Benayoun – http://benayoun.com/moben/

Turbo Avedon – https://turboavedon.com/

Jessica Fenlon – http://drawclose.tumblr.com

Mark Napier – http://marknapier.com/

Cory Archangel – http://www.coryarcangel.com/

Lorna Mills – http://www.digitalmediatree.com/sallymckay/LornaMillsImageDump/

Josephe DeLappe – http://www.delappe.net/

Scorpion Dagger – http://scorpiondagger.tumblr.com/

Giphy.com Artist Index – http://giphy.com/artists

 

4. Comment & Add Content! – Feel free to leave a comment below based on anything that you have seen or read here! The comment section is below! A big part of our class will be reacting and responding to content posted on our class website. (Once you submit your comment, I will approve it. It may take a few minutes to “see” the comment after submission)

Have Fun!

Web Tools & Visual Presentation Options for Students

Its that time of the semester again. Student Presentations!

The final week is upon us and it is time to present your semester’s worth of completed work. As New Media Art student’s there are so many opportunities at hand! The word “presentation” is a great word in and of itself. It is motivating, inspirational and energetic. Students will aspire to present their class projects in a new way that is impactful and complimentary to the work itself. You want to capture the full attention of your classmates, peers and colleagues and engage them with your visual display!

How will you do this?

Of course we have all seen powerpoint presentation after powerpoint presentation, over and over again. I suppose that you can always default to this platform…boring. In 2018, I have witnessed, if the entire class is expected to present something using powerpoint, the class of viewers usually checks out by presentation number 3… defaulting to their own interests via their mobile devices, and asserting about 40-60% of their attention to the ongoing powerpoint presentations. Again, how will re-consider this process?

Time and Attention are synonymous. Engagement and the ability to share usable value through out the presentation is a must. You can do this by creating a presentation format that no one else has seen before… 

Suggested platforms for presenting New Media Art works.

Chances are, you are already deeply engaged in several social media platforms. Sharing fragments of your life, interests and also re-sharing what inspires you or gets you fired up! You most likely already have a working knowledge of how to use the applications and their tools. Some of you may already integrate your art work and creative projects into your feed of “life stuff”. Some of you may keep it separate. I personally use an 80/20 ratio of sharing my content. I am transparent about my professional work as a graphic designer, a college art & design professor and an artist. This is a part of my personal brand. I like transparency and encourage you to also explore this.

However, if that does not seem like a good fit for you, you can easily create a new account on any one of these platforms below. You can easily upload your work and add commentary to each piece that gives a description of the project, the concept behind it, the medium used and any other relatedness that you wish. Using one or a hack into using two or three as an integration, these platforms below makes your work both individually accessible via a URL as well making you and your presentation easy to find on the Internet. If you put the work into this it can easily become a wireframe for your new presentation and or online portfolio.

Suggested Social Media platforms:

Create an account specifically for your presentation. Create an interesting title.

Instagram Use the traditional feed to compose your static images and videos. Mov. and mp4 files will loop (like GIFs do) if they are 3 seconds or longer, a perfect solution for animated work. You may also use their stories option to generate “highlights” or curated works and archive projects specifically – (keep in mind that the stories feature uses a different aspect ratio that is vertical rather than the square format for the traditional feed.) Lots of options here! Instagram is a Mobile app, so all of the content needs to be generated through the app on your smart phone. Instagram makes it easy to link your other social media accounts and cross post content if you wish. The app can be downloaded from google play for android or the app store for apple iOS devices.

TumblrThough many say tumblr is dead, I disagree! Context is everything! Creating and using tumblr can be very effective for creating a great portfolio of specific works as well as a means of presentation! There are tons of free themes and it is an open source web platform. You can choose to use the mobile version by downloading the app or by signing up via the desktop platform. (I currently use the desktop platform over the mobile app) Tumblr makes it easy to add audio, video, images, gifs, urls, quotes and a chat feature. There are size restrictions and your content and they will have to be optimized to meet the rules.

TwitterTwitter is a powerful real-time and archived research and sharing tool (and so much more.) Twitter is now 280 characters per tweet. This forces tweets to be thoughtful, concise and objective! Its great for today’s small bite attentions spans! (We are all guilty!) Twitter is an under used platform for visual presentations but can easily be leveraged into one! Twitter will support images of all kinds, gifs, urls and more. There are size restrictions and your content will have to be optimized to meet the rules. A twitter presentation can be presented, archived and hosted via twitter in actual time via the app or desktop platform. Real-time commentary, discussion and sharing is a great added feature. I encourage you to test its potential!

LinkedInMostly used as business and business networking platform, LinkedIn recently added several new features that have made it more attractive to those who were once on the fence about signing up. Using LinkedIn may be more strategic than you think as you will have the ability to post your content in chronological order (much like any other feed of a content management systems would) as well as publish articles that function much like individual blog posts.

 

Suggested Free Website Building platforms:

WordPress and Wix both offer free versions of their website building platforms. They are easy to work with and offer some really great features! Creating website for your work is necessary, and if the time is allotted, why not make your presentation a website in and of itself!

WordPressWordPress.com

WixWix.com

Of course you can always do a traditional web search for “presentation tools” online and see what you discover.

In fact, please share your feedback and ideas, links, apps and otherness below in the comments section!