FOR DISCUSSION AND ADDITION!
ART 214: Intro to Time-based and Digital Media interesting class blog set up and incorporating student posts. (Do we set up a class blog and is it just for the lecturers to access/post assignments etc. or would it be collaborative with the students? If not, would students set up their own blog?)
Designing for Flexible Learning Practice | Otago Polytechnic Blog example of a staff only blog that posted class disucssions, assignments, comments etc. and included a timetable/calendar and links to class participants blogs..
UPDATE – EVEN BETTER: dESIGNING FOR fLEXIBLE lEARNING pRACTICE wiki | oTAGO pOLYTECHNIC Thank you to Leigh Blackall for pointing out that the Flexible Learning Practice no longer uses the blog as previous post, but has moved onto a wiki format…It would appear that this has more freedom and is easier to use than the blog format which can have quite restrictive templates…in fact – i am itching to get onto wikieducator and get started! Thanks EDC!
Here’s another good example by Otago Polytechnic…and here’s the info about its origins.
Link to Important Readings Specifically the Siggraph and Danny Butt papers.
Reading List for students(and staff!):
Creative Review Blog (UK)
Window: Scene//Electronic Art, New Media and Culture (NZ)
Wired Magazine – Listening Post: Sound Blog
Wired Magazine – Compiler: Software/Technology Blog
Wired Magazine: Art Blog
1234 | Rachel | Project 1 | assignments…
5678 | David | Project 2 | assignments
9,10,11,12 | Rodney | Project 3 |assignments
QUESTIONS: what are our aims? what skills do we want the students to have when they emerge?
WE NEED TO DISCUSS:
PAPER DESCRIPTOR: (FROM 2007)
- GENERAL AIM AND RATIONALE : “To provide students with:
- a project-based study of the principles of studio experimentation and research in the fine arts
- an introduction to the key historical moments, theories and artworks in the modernist era
- an introduction to key methodologies in research and documentation
- extended experience in the key methodologies of drawing, in particular drawings’ relationship with research
- an introduction to The Treaty of Waitangi in relation to the visual arts
- an introduction to the ways in which material and conceptual exploration may be integrated in the field of visual arts
- an introduction to digital literacy in a range of digital programmes“
I would like to DISCUSS the following rationale, which are a breakdown of the above (but not already in the paper descriptor):
- an understanding of fundamental principles and professional issues relating to digital literacy
- an understanding of core hardware and software components and their potential application in the visual arts
- an introduction to practical skills in image, sound and time-based digital media software with an understanding of their relationship to contemporary arts practice
- Think critically
- demonstrate research skills in response to a brief
- demonstrate an understanding of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and how they apply in an arts context
- use a range of digital programmes and understand their relation to and usefulness for art and writing processes
- select and use appropriate methodologies for studio and theoretical research
- document studio work
- document research
- use the internet as a research tool
- save, record and present information
- use contemporary digital documentation practices
- have gained experience in drawing the human figure, drawing from life in 2d and 3d
- understand and be able to use perspective
- make maquettes
- practice reflectively
- work co-operatively
- communicate effectively
– start a blog which will act as a workbook for this course (all following assignments should be uploaded to your blog for assessment)
– join a newsfeeder and subscribe to the resources recommended by the programme
– join the class e-mail group and post an interesting article/internet find/video etc at least once during the project (1) and comment on at least 3 other posts during the project (1)
– del.icio.us tags? (e.g. http://del.icio.us/tags/flexiblelearning)
– learn how to scan an image/or other document…
– learn how to use an online photo gallery to upload images to link to, or find images to use (e.g. flickr, photobucket, picasa)
– learn how to make basic image manipulations in Photoshop (e.g. crop/rotate/size…other)
– what is file resolution/are file formats suitable for images/and why?
– then work out how to do the same edits in another image manipulation software (e.g. free software such as GIMP/Picasa)
Main Project (1)
-to work in groups
-to curate an online exhibition from ‘found’ and created images (only images?) centred round a chosen/given (?) theme…
-to present the exhibition online in an appropriate format
-to post a link to the exhibition on your blog
-to post a written evaluation of the exhibition choices and results on your blog including an evauation of the experience of working in a group
– Copyright, Creative Commons Licensing, IP
– Electronic Art?
– socially networked world?
– Beginners Photoshop
i’m tired, can’t wait to start discussing these things…