Understanding Gestalt

This time when I went to go take pictures it was allot more difficult to find pictures that were suitable. I spent a couple hours in South Congress trying to find stuff that matched the Gestalt style of photography. It is very difficult finding good enough pictures that suit a specific style. Though once I found one picture I was able to connect the dots and find more.

Blog Post #1

Part 1:

  1. What are the main points of each article?
    1. The First article wants to identify if whether or not artists are entrepreneurs. The Second article is about how entrepreneurs can teach business to artist.
  2. What can artists learn from their “entrepreneurial cousins”?
    1. They can learn to become organized along with build multiple support systems as to not struggle as an independent artist.
  3. Do you agree that artists are entrepreneurs? why?
    1. I agree that artist are entrepreneurs because an artist is risking his financial stability on his works of art.
  4. Which of the 12 characteristics of artists do you agree with?
    1. I agree with the “Artist are craftspeople” they make things, whether it be a painting or sculpture. They are making something so that have a mindset of not only a painter or sculpture but of a creator as well.
  5. What others would you add to the list?
    1. That no two artist is ever the same, they may be able to copy another artist work but it will never have the same feel.
  6. Additional thoughts.
    1. Artist and entrepreneurs are very similar. They can indeed learn from one another when it comes to organization and support along with other things.

Part 2:

  1. Do you have grit, or is this something you need to work on?
    1. My grit level from 1(less grit) to 5(most grit) was at 3.63 which I don;t consider bad it’s in the middle. I do have grit but I do have to work on it.
  2. List a couple of things you could do to increase your level of grit.
    1. Work harder
    2. Spend enough time on one project
    3. Focus on one project

South Congress Ave.

When I went to go take pictures at South Congress I realized that taking pictures is not just point and shoot, thought some would argue that, for the first few minutes of me being in the area I was taking photos trying to figure out what I liked taking pictures of. So that’s what I did I didn’t try to focus on one specific thing I took various photos some having the same sort of style others having a totally different feel to them. South Congress was a wonderful place to take pictures in, there were various things that caught my attention, many things I considered worth a good picture. It does take a while to get a great photo you have to be patient and you have to be willing. You can take a photo and then later realize that you may not like it and go back to that area and take an even better photo. One thing I was sure of was that I wanted to take pictures that made me feel why Austin is the way it is, I wanted to take pictures that captured some of the aspects of Austin.

Creativity and it’s Enjoyment

Both the article and the video enlighten the already set ideals that I had, the video expanded on the way I think of creativity while the article furthered my knowledge of why we enjoy video games. The Video while talking about what I already know about creative thinking expanded it further, it digs deep into where our creativity came from and how something we didn’t expect to shape it did. The Article is a study that showed me that even the most of casual of players share the interest of those who have hardly even played a game. Creativity plays a part in both ways because someone who is super creative understands the story further in a game than someone who plays because they are bored and have nothing else to do. Creativity is the basis for a video game and how a person experiences a game.