Thursday, November 30, 2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
installation view, Gabrielle Burgess, A Hand in Nature
28 November 2017
senior thesis exhibition for Maegan Shilkey, Bryant Skopek, Jameel Radcliffe, Victoria Lopez, Gabrielle Burgess, and Jessica Criscuolo
Reception Wednesday 29 November, 5-8pm
Monday, November 27, 2017
I am thinking about how I will display these end results and I'm considering simple illustrations that could be instructional as well.
I am also deciding if a working XD prototype will be sufficient or if I should treat it as just a prototype and use coding later.
Hardie School, 1st to 6th grades
Sunday Herald, January 20, 1924
it is the marks left by these and others, in the building, that we are recording. honoring. fragments. building a sentence with those fragments. a new building.
Two thousand years have passed, my father used to tell me, and now every Jewish soul is built around the house that burned in that fire, so fast that we can, each one of us, only recall the tiniest fragment: a pattern on the wall, a knot in the wood of a door, a memory of how light fell across the floor. But if every Jewish memory were put together, every last holy fragment joined up again as one, the House would be built again, said Weisz, or rather a memory of the House so perfect that it would be, in essence, the original itself.
— Nicole Kraus, Great House (2010) : 279
Currently Mind and Media is focused on how the internet reflects the American mindset in today's society. The internet has become a personal archive for anyone who has access, allowing one small image to go viral countrywide. Using a mix of key search word results and original work to provide an 'Internet Regurgitation Video' to serve as visuals. They will coexist with the audio through a vaguely developed system of selection.
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Currently I am working on a physical tool that can be used by creatives to bring to light unimagined beasts. In the creative world we're seeing a lot of recycled ideas, but I'm hoping that this tool can bring about animals, aliens, etc. that the user would not have imagined, but it fully satisfied with. This could be used as a supplement to illustrations, comics, creative writing, or even rpg gaming (Dungeons and Dragon, Pathfinder, etc.) to come up with something new and exciting.
The format is a wheel, beginning in the center with the base elements and branching out further into specifics. The point of the wheel is to give let the user see every option at once so their possibilities are no inhibited. The goal is not to go as far to the edge as you can, but rather to highlight points on the wheel that you would like to use. Maybe staying vague will allow the user to put their own spin on an idea, or maybe they would rather get right to specifics and chase a line down to the very edge so they know exactly what they want.
The goal of this tool is to allow for practically infinite possibilities.
Monday 27 November
6:30 Morgan O'Connor
7:00 Coral Acevedo
7:30 Jeremy Rodas
8:00 Jade Ruscio
reviewers : John Colan, John McVey, Justin Gagne
Tuesday 28 November
6:30 Liam St. Laurent
7:00 Harrison Turner
7:30 Courtney Ryan
8:00 Gabrielle Burgess
reviewers : John Colan, John McVey, Chelsea Sams
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
Not a huge update this week, just more alien head variations - this time incorporating a few elements of color in several of the designs for more variety. I played with incorporating the "ə" on several of them - not sure how I feel about it as it currently stands - I think I'll have to play more with this to arrange it in a way that makes sense to me. I like some of these more than the ones I created last week, I think because the facial features themselves are more simplified, which just appeals to me more. I'm open to experimenting with both still, but wouldn't mind opinions on which ones come across more appealing/are more effective designs. For next week I may try to have a few patterns or something for these to lay over as we discussed last week as well, to see how they hold up against busy backgrounds and how the two elements will interact.
After careful thought and research on Maya Lin and Christian Boltanski I started to think about how these structures would be oriented in a three dimensional form, what substance they would be made from and if I should focus on one of the of the six structures to become the monument itself. Which would best represent the sentiment of those that have passed through the halls of hardie or does that not necessarily matter to the design of the monument because of what they’re made from (pulled charcoal rubbing of damages on the walls). I don’t know how large I would make these structures and if they won't fit in the gallery I wouldn’t know where to place them. Or am I thinking too far ahead with some of my thoughts and concerns.
As an afterthought to all my other ones, can this project progress any further in a two dimensional format in any way, would I get more abstract I remember some ideas that were suggested but they don't feel like the right path even though they were great ideas.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
I then played with the idea of displaying both texts at the same time, which led to this sort of crossword puzzle type design. I'm still playing with it, since I'm not sure it's the most effective way to combine the two, but I feel they are at least easy to read both as one image and independently. I haven't decided what to do with this design yet, but thought it was interesting to look at and discuss, to see if there's a better way to display the text, or if it's even necessary to have both ideas within the same design. The thin typeface is Josephin Slab once again, and the bold font is called Righteous.
1. The first thing I think of is how much time do I have or want to spend. Some days I don't have a lot of time and some days it feels a little like a chore that I just want to get over and done with. I have a few different looks that I'll do if I have around 10, 15, or 20+ minutes.
2. Another thing I consider, and it might be weird, is the season. Yes, I do my makeup differently from season to season. In warmer months, I use less products on my face and ones that are lighter taking sweat, heat, and comfort into consideration. I also like to use more natural looking colors in the summer as they last longer throughout the day. In colder months, I wear heavier foundation and darker colors. In colder months there's really no need to worry about anything melting away. Kind of like "fall colors" with clothes I do the same with my face.
3. Is there an occasion? I won't wear green eyeshadow or purple lipstick to work and I won't have an absence of anything if I'm going out with friends or on a date. There are lots of things to consider!
4. If I have about 10 minutes, I'll skip eyeshadow altogether. To me, you don't need eyeshadow to have a complete look. This can be compensated (if I feel like it) with a more boldly colored lipstick since it takes the same amount of time to do any color. I'll usually skip strip lashes if I'm in a time pinch too, which I usually do wear. Iffy finishing touch things are blush and highlighter. In this time frame I'll do kind of the "bare minimum", which may be like a lot to some people because I've gotten pretty fast: foundation, concealer, light cheekbone contour, eyeliner (always graphic and winged!), mascara top and bottom, eyebrow fill, setting powder, lipstick, and highlighter (usually).
If I have about 15 minutes, I'll do simple eyeshadow like a gold or pink lid and I usually add a dark brown in my crease and lower lash line. I'll definitely wear extra eyelashes on these days. With a mildly bold eye, I will most likely wear a natural looking lip color. I will also lightly contour my whole face, sweeping a brownish color over all the more shadowy areas of the face like under the cheekbones, jawline, and sides of the forehead. Highlights are added to the tops of cheekbones, tip and bridge of the nose, inner corners of the eyes, and just under the eyebrows.
If I have 20+ minutes, let the creativity begin! This is when I pull out my more elaborately colored eyeshadow palette and experiment with more unconventional colors like green, blue, silver, red, etc.. I try to experiment with different blending techniques and shapes too. When I do this, it is always a natural lip color. I don't like to have both bold eyes and lips, it looks overdone to me, I like either the eyes or lips to make a statement, never both.
I don't really think it takes a lot of different products to make this happen. My makeup collection is actually pretty small compared to most. I can fit everything in a fairly small makeup bag with 2 larger eyeshadow palettes that can't fit (and two collector's items from an Andy Warhol collection I rarely use). In the bag I have 6 brushes, 1 foundation, 1 concealer, 1 face powder, 1 eyebrow tint, 1 mascara, 2 eyeliners, 3 lipsticks, 2 lash sets with a glue, 1 blush, and 1 highlighter.
I have also been learning how to use the new program Adobe XD and I think this could be a good program for me to use as it is an interactive app/interface prototyping program.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Monday, November 13, 2017
This week I have thought about our discussion..and focused on one emotion, and how to represent it in more than one way...here are 5 new explorative pieces all pertaining to the emotion of love. Here I am exploring more into lighting, sounds, colors, and forms in these short clips to emphasize other perceptions of love in a series of 5.
I've started taking photographs using only my smartphone and instagram filters to become the visuals accompanying the audio recordings. Things to consider:
1. Duration of image playback
2. Do I have to remember the specific filters to individual pics, or should I use the same one to 'fit the mood'
3. Take a group of photos to repeat, or enough photos to never repeat
Using instagram or snapchat offers the use of a social platform, however snapchat wants to share my location. Content of the images changes for each audio recording and may vary depending on the context within the recording itself.
Edit: Used the short clips I'd taken the other day to see how it looked with the audio to halp_mixdown. Experimenting was successful, now just to create some kind of narrative.
Friday, November 10, 2017
There is a company that created augmented reality technology for beauty brands Modiface
Now I'm thinking I should probably move on from this idea. Thoughts from anyone?