Thursday, October 12, 2017

10/12 DMM

10/12 DMM 2 3D PRINTS DUE OCTOBER 31ST 1-FDM & 1-SLA (RESIN) PRICE REQUIREMENTS UNKNOWN FOR RIGHT NOW RODDENBERY WILL BE FINAL PROJECT!! – DO HEAVY RESEARCH- - MINI PROPOSAL- 3D PRINTING - As early as 10 years ago experiments to create a household desktop 3d printer started to appear on enthusiast websites buoyed by the Star Trek dream. - Many tech. and specific materials are used in 3 printing.3d - Ponoko - Shapeways - Imatrace fingerolic - Reoman All STL FILES Convert to MM not Inches ( will appear tiny)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

OCTOBER 1OTH DMM ( STAR -TREK)

OCTOBER 10TH DIGITAL MULTIMEDIA RESEARCH: Where to start Need to know about client’s interest area (target) – 3D modeling GENE RODDENBERRY – STAR TREK Characteristics: Ideal, Empires, Groups ( self-govern) GOOGLE SCHOLAR & GOOGLE BOOKS Book: Star Trek & Sacred Ground ( World cat. Org ) SocioCultural Force : Find the references in the interest area. LOOK AT : PEOPLE, SOCIETY AND CULTURE @ MEMORY-ALPHA.WIKIA.COM

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tuesday 09/26

Tuesday 09/26 INTRO TO MESHMIXER - introduces you to 3d concepts- - model has to be water tight- FORMATS: IMPORT STL OBJ AMF PLY OFF MIX ( CAN IMPORT THESE FILES IN MM) FORMATS:EXPORTS MIX STL OBJ DAE PLY AMF WRL SMESH

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

09/19 DMM PROJECT 1 (NEW) - 5 PC RAW MATERIAL LIMIT ( 24X26) - (FOLDING) TENSION AND/OR GRAVITY 3D SPACE - MINIMUM (CUBE) 14X14X14 - DUE OCT 5 - SUBMTIT YOUR WORK - TENSION – SUBMIT TODAY FOR EXTRA CREDIT

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Notes 09/05

DMM 09/5 ( caution of weather coming up) DEMO ON PROJECT ONE THE WORK OF ART OF MECHANICAL REPRODUCTION (1935) Hegemony : leadership or dominance, especially by one country or social group over others. Mech. Reproduction Karl Marx – DAS KAPITAL ( 1867) -photography start around 1820? AURA- authentic, distinct, original CNC – Computer numerical control Drawing/models SETUP - File types - Process - Exports - Encoding - Setting up platform - Securing material

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Kimberly Brown

Prof. Thomas Asmuth

Digital MultiMedia

30 August 2017

                                         The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction Response

In “Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” by Walter Benjamin, Walter discusses that our appreciation, outlook and meaning of Art has changed overtime in our history. He argues that in the rise of technology has warped the meaning of Art and with that it has changed the reaction of the public towards Art as well. Through the likeness of films, cameras and the advancement of technology we have destroyed the “aura” of Art.

In the beginning of the essay, Walter states that Art has always been “reproducible”.
“In principle a work of art has always been reproducible. Man-made artifacts could always be imitated by men. Replicas were made by pupils in practice of their craft, by masters for diffusing their works, and, finally, by third parties in the pursuit of gain.” ( Pg.2)
He goes on to go through the evolution of reproducing art (founding, stamping, woodwork, printing, lithography, graphic art,  photography and film.) and how photography single handedly started dissolving the most important of artistic functions. Through this evolution Walter states that now replica art is catergorized the same as original work. Thus, authenticity is forgotten.

Through film and photography we seem to lose the presence of time and space in even the most “perfect” reproduction of works. “Natural” and “Original” pieces in film and photography are now questionable due to how we can manipulate the artwork.
“For example, in photography, process reproduction can bring out those aspects of the original that are unattainable to the naked eye yet accessible to the lens, which is adjustable and chooses its angle at will. And photographic reproduction, with the aid of certain processes, such as enlargement or slow motion, can capture images which escape natural vision.” (Pg.3)
Through technology there is no “natural view” and we can only meet the beholder halfway.

As history goes on so does the perception so does the human sense. We change our mannerisms, our beliefs and we change our mediums for art as well. However, with these changes of views came the “decaying of “Aura”.
“One might subsume the eliminated element in the term “aura” and go on to say: that which withers in the age of mechanical reproduction is the aura of the work of art.” (Pg.3)
Aura is defined to be the uniqueness of a distance and to be preferably “natural”. ( ex. Looking at a mountain) However due to film and photography we would only be viewing the mountain as “closely” and “distorted” and with that it destroys the “aura” of a piece.
The uniqueness about art is that it is extremely alive and very much changeable. Art has been a tradition for centuries but has had different contexts over the years. Art can be expressed by beauty, religious and idols or it can be very dark, ominous and horrific. The original role of art was used for ritualistic purposes and at that time it was “pure”. Now, with the technology we have lost the essence of what art used to stand for. Now art is solely used to be produced to the masses. With the rise of reproduction, film, photography and the climbing of socialism we have made art “impure”.

Art is received in valued in two different ways : in a cult value and in a exhibition value.  Art, originally was meant to be use and seen in a “cult” perspective. The drawings of Elk on the cave wall wasn’t meant for man but for the spirits. However, now it seems that “cult value” demands their work to be hidden.
“. Certain statues of gods are accessible only to the priest in the cella; certain Madonnas remain covered nearly all year round; certain sculptures on medieval cathedrals are invisible to the spectator on ground level.” (pg.5)
With the “cult” side of Art hidden that leaves the “exhibition” side open. This side is putting art on display to viewers for profit. The shift from “cult” art to “exhibition” art has changed how we produce our art.

Performances of a stage actor is seen by the public in person, however, a screen actor work is guided by a series of camera shifts and changes. We base performances through a series of optical illusions. Also, because of this new age of screen play the actor lacks opportunity to adjust his performance based on the audiences response. We lost any personal contact with the actor and they only way we can contact is through the lense of a camera.

A actor aura cannot be represented through a camera. We are given a false aura and false connection to the actor through this “new age” technology. A person who noticed the change in actors was Pirandello as stated in this passage:
“feels as if in exile—exiled not only from the stage but also from himself. With a vague sense of discomfort he feels inexplicable emptiness: his body loses its corporeality, it evaporates, it is deprived of reality, life, voice, and the noises caused by his moving about, in order to be changed into a mute image, flickering an instant on the screen, then vanishing into silence . . . The projector will play with his shadow before the public, and he himself must be content to play before the camera.” (pg. 8)
The filming industry gives us a “Fake aura” through a series of illusions that sells this “character” to the public. We cannot get the sense of originality like we did before.

Filmers and Camera-mens cannot hold a candle to the talent of painters. Painters show the world as a whole but maintains a distance and keeps the aura “pure”. Camera-men shows fragments of the world and what fragments we get is warped through the lenses. The aura we get is “impure” and “tainted”. Mechanical reproduction has changed art and with that has changed how we view it. Paintings have always been enjoyed by a few while films are to be enjoyed by the masses. We changed from praising an art piece to criticizing and ridiculing it .

Art has always been created by a demand given which can be satisfied later on. However, Dadaism has corrupted the history of art. Dadaism forced its way and wanted people to view the world through the effects of film. Dadaism wanted to essentially control the masses and convey things as what “they should be”. Dadaism wanted to make art the center of scandals and promoted film as a necessity.
Film requires no concentration like the art before it. It doesn’t require a raw talent and doesn’t require thought like its predecessors. Film askews our view through filters , lenses and by the shift of camera angles. We have lost the aura of art as a whole and have been conditioned to produce art now to the masses. With this loss of aura brings in the possibilty of politics and war into art. Only time will tell if this is beneficial or another consequence.






                                         


DMM Notes 8/31

08/31
Digital Multimedia

Response on Walter Benjamin’s essay due by next class. Post on blog and save to drive.

Project 1: Due September 18th
Repetition, Rhythm and Pattern

Aesthetic: The study of beauty.

Illustrator> start to draw> explore primitives or natural systems> expand, shrink, layers> No Fill > 2-d to start as representation.
Vectors will be processed by CAM> GCode
Minimum of 25 drawings.
Put in a Folder. Week one.
Post some or all in Jpeg and post on blog.
200x250 for blogger. Nothing too large

Repetition, Rhythm, & Patterns

Definitions
Repetition refers to one object or shape repeated; pattern is a combination of elements or shapes repeated in a recurring and regular arrangement; rhythm--is a combination of elements repeated, but with variations.


A core principle of art and design is repetition, which be further broken 3 into categories of repetition, rhythms, and patterns. All of these describe the use of duplicated and varied elements to create characteristics like balance, unity, and dynamism.  

The natural  world is full of the manifestation of patterns and rhythms.

 
Which in part explains the fascination of mankind in these phenomena. In late 20th century is very common to find primitive shapes used to create repetitions, patterns, and rhythms.

 08/31
Digital Multimedia

Response on Walter Benjamin                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ’s essay due by next class. Post on blog and save to drive.

Project 1: Due September 18th
Repetition, Rhythm and Pattern

Aesthetic: The study of beauty.

Illustrator> start to draw> explore primitives or natural systems> expand, shrink, layers> No Fill > 2-d to start as representation.
Vectors will be processed by CAM> GCode
Minimum of 25 drawings. Due Tuesday.
Put in a Folder. Week one.
Post some or all in Jpeg and post on blog.
200x250 for blogger. Nothing too large

Repetition, Rhythm, & Patterns

Definitions
Repetition refers to one object or shape repeated; pattern is a combination of elements or shapes repeated in a recurring and regular arrangement; rhythm--is a combination of elements repeated, but with variations.


A core principle of art and design is repetition, which be further broken 3 into categories of repetition, rhythms, and patterns. All of these describe the use of duplicated and varied elements to create characteristics like balance, unity, and dynamism.  

The natural  world is full of the manifestation of patterns and rhythms.

 
Which in part explains the fascination of mankind in these phenomena. In late 20th century is very common to find primitive shapes used to create repetitions, patterns, and rhythms.