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Reading #2

1. Based upon the reading how are priorities set for specific projects? Or in other words, what is it that determines the guidelines for given projects?

How the readings word it, some of the guidelines for these projects are determined by what it is they are trying to accomplish. In Nacking’s interview, the interviewee wanted to show what art is capable of. To help them do that, they stated how they want to make their art socially relevant and make it seem relevant to either one person or a whole group and more.

2. How does the artist/ designer approach decision making differently or do they?

They seem to approach decisions the same way. Nacking’s interview and the readng about Paton and the history behind his chairs seem to say that they had a goal in mind and they went with the first thing they had on mind to make it work. Superflex went all in saying they are willing to accept the consequenses and they did fine. For Paton it would seem that his idea for the chair only had one phase and noother alternatives and he knew what it was he was going for.

Personal Reflection

1. How do you make decisions? Are they based upon anything substantial? Why or why not?

I make my decisions based on what I think is better suited for the situation so yes, they would be based on things that are substantial because I would want the end game of the decisions to be the ones that make the whole thing work.

2. How do you know when something is “good” or working?

I know when something is “good” or working when everything I have done mixes or goes well together. So long as the entire thing is on topic I know if it is working.

3. How do you rework projects to make them work?

Usually by trying to approach the project from a different angle. I could re arrange where things should or should not be and I would place them in a more fitting area or I could change one section that isn’t working all together.

 

Visual Dictionary

https://stedwards.app.box.com/files/0/f/20188514080/Photo_Definitions

https://stedwards.app.box.com/s/xt2oqqig4vcybp6t969znfdv4t9d3eyz

 

FAD 4th Dimensional Project

What this is is an animation I created in a software called Source Filmmaker. In the creation I have a character going from one point to the other (a twist in the ending).

 

ARTS1311_100 Solutions

The item I used for this assignment is the Jack of Hearts. Out of all the cards in a deck, the Jack of Hearts had always stood out to me thus making it my favorite.

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I liked this picture because it shows how the Jack is superior to the low ranking heart cards.

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Jack of Hearts is a card. I thought it would be interesting to see this card to have the same function as a normal ID card would.

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Right hand on your heart as you recite the Pledge of Allegiance. It is fitting to see this suit of a card replace the function of a heart which is why this picture is one of my favorites.

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Cards and money go together. Be they credit or debit cards or perhaps a card used in gambling to make money.

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I liked this picture because i shows a card being used in something not related to what it is meant to do.

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I like this picture because I like the idea of giving off an impression that I actually drew it when in reality I placed the card on a piece of paper.

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Of all things I can imagine as other uses for a card I would not imagine them being used a rag to clean off dirty lenses which made this one of my top picks.

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I picked this picture out because of the randomness depicted.

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I picked this picture out because it makes it seem like I am using the card to replace a piece of lettuce.

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The fact that I am using the card to replace the knife was enough to make this one of my favorites.

Remaining pictures can be found here: https://stedwards.app.box.com/files/0/f/17509086382/lastname_firstname_ARTS1311

 

Assignment 4: Step B Blog Reflection

After sharing the results each team members have received from the interviews we performed individually, we did not only get our work in on time, we noticed a common theme, besides crime. Almost all of the responses we have received could have sounded like they came from the exact same person. For the brainstorming we still don’t have an exact idea as to what it is we want to do but I do want to suggest that we do a poster presentation. it sounds plain I know, but there are other things I would want to place on the poster like the questions and answers each of the interviewees gave to them. The poster would also include a summary of what we are doing and all of the necessary information will be included to educate anyone who reads the poster. If my group says no to the idea of a poster presentation, then I will listen to their ideas since I can’t do everything. While we were reflecting I did notice the similar answers we were all given and it made me wonder if anyone else who was working on the same topic s we are or anyone who is working on a different topic had the same incident.

 

Assignment 3 Blog

For the group assignment, my group wanted to reach out to officers, lawyers, judges, anyone who has performed jury duty, and victims of crime for their insights on crime. We had some complications where as the people we have contacted have not responded to our requests. Fortunately I was able to get an interview by someone who was a victim of theft. This individual was not my first choice but I was able to ask questions and get responses from them. When I read the responses to the questions I have asked, I felt that the answers I would read would probably be different from if I were to ask a lawyer of their views and a judge despite them all being related to the field because they each play a different role and, as one would assume, view things slightly different. But after reading the responses I had the feeling that a lawyer and judge would have responded the same way as to how my interviewee has responded. This was able to give me more insight to the wicked problem of crime because it made me think that if a lot of other people have the same views as the person I have interviewed, then that would mean that solving this wicked problem would prove to be a lot more easier than anyone would have first assumed.

 

Dr. Kennedy’s Lecture

On October 3 we were given a lecture on photography by Dr. Kennedy and I must say that it was an absolute honor to have him. His pictures were extraordinary and unique especially with how they are designed. It was funny to hear him say that he would drink about one bottle of beer and from there he would be in the process figuring out of how to do his pictures. Of all the things I could imagine to be a “wicked problem,” photography, for me, would not be at the very top of the list but for Dr. Kennedy it is and I like his reasoning for it. Thinking about it now, it would make sense that photographs would be on the list since one of the many ways we find out about “wicked problems” would be through pictures. If you were to do a report on a “wicked problem” it would not be as effective unless they had pictures to boost the effect and have them play as “back up evidence” to the other information displayed through charts and graphs. One thing that surprised me about his lecture was how passionate about his work and how he is entirely convinced that photography is a wicked problem.Not saying that I disagree to him but as to how firm he is on his stance on the topic.

 

LLC Topic Part B

llc-topic-of-crime

This word document contains our topic of crime and what is related to the topic. Related things such as the criminal involved, the victim(s) of the crime, location, the law enforcers, and the punishments that follow for committing said crime. Each branches off to exactly how they are related such as how the criminal has history with crime along with other like their motive for doing the crime.

 

Week 4 reflection

In my FSTY 1321 course, I am doing mathematics and in the group assignment I am the Community keeper and the Critical Friend. How I can incorporate these two together is very simple. Our group’s topic focus is on crime which goes very well with the math that I am taking. We have learned probability and statistics to a certain degree and with that we can accurately calculate crime rates, the percentage of who is committing crimes, etc. In relation to how I am going to use what I know from my math class to roles I am taking for the group assignment is a little vague as of now but I have an idea as to how I can use with my role of “critical friend.” In math, to solve a problem you have to take everything into consideration like the numbers given and the variables. So for me to use it as a Critical Friend I would be able to let my teammates know if we aren’t taking everything into account.

 

Austin CAN Presentation on Sept 12

At the seminar this Monday I was exposed to a presentation that opened my eyes to things I never knew as an actual issue. Each second that passed was one useful and knowledgeable piece of information after the other. One of the elements that caught me by surprise the most was the success rate among the minorities. I thought that each minority listed in the presentation would have about an equal rate of success. However it turns out that that was not the case. The statistics showed stated that Caucasians and Asians have the higher success rate compared to African Americans and Hispanics or anyone with a Latino background. Throughout the entire presentation I felt surprised and and well-informed and am very grateful to have seen the presentation.

 
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