Friday, January 9, 2009

Dead? Maybe...

This blog was made for a class that I got an A in. I don't know if I'll use this blog for much more. Though who knows I get board and start a lot of side projects a lot. So stay tuned?

Monday, December 8, 2008

Final Thoughts

We'll I learned that I don't know how to make a PDF turn sideways. But over all the piece was very interesting. I agreed with many things that they said, though for different reasons. I did like this quote though very much, "All of us, no matter what we do, have a right to make moral decisions about the world." (10). I find that a very interesting statement.

Though, the writer seems to be very bias towards artist. As if an artist is the only type of person who can transcend the cultural lock. They put artist on this pedestal and spends 20 odd pages loving them. But hey, who can fault someone for liking their profession.

Also, this artist really only focused on writers, there was reference to Picasso and then the poster and Bob Dylan but really, this person didn't mean to say artist but writers should think outside the box of culture. So really, I agree with the message that we should not just blindly follow the government, they do a bad job of boxing in artists which they already stated that they don't like when people do that. So this person seems a bit hypocritical to me.

But like the fake paper, it might just be that written work is just the easiest to present. I just feel that this person's use of artist is far to closed minded to be an artist themselves.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Article Idea

I think I'll write something about society finally realizes that video games are an actual art form and that violent ones are not the blame for situations like columbine. They will realize that hey, it's the family that needs to put perspective on what the child sees whether it's on tv or in a game.

Monday, November 10, 2008

New Artist statement.

This series of shirts is called I'm Black. It takes the phrase 'I'm Black' and morphs the text into many different images that represents different stereotypes and how they may or may not pertain to myself while others are more personal experiences. All of them are trying to get the viewer to think outside of their cultural norms. I want to make them think why do they think or don't think these stereotypes are true.
The reason I used shirts is because it makes the message portable. I can wear it and let others see and think about it easily. As well, the idea of shirts having phrases on them is not new, so people will be much more open to it than if I made a video. People will be more open to reading a t-shirt for a couple seconds that might bring up something they might feel uncomfortable about than watch a 3-5 minute movie on the same subject. The briefness of the shirt let's the viewer relax.
The great thing about this work is that it can be done by anyone and any race. While the viewer is thinking about how I work into stereotypes they can think on how they might be or not be similar to stereotypes they know. In the end I hope my shirts can help the viewer in learning about themselves and how they fit into society.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Project III

I'll be working with my first project with the I'm Black shirts. Here's a link that is somewhat of an example of what I had in mind when I started out. I felt this project had the strongest message and that's why I want to make more shirts and maybe remake the ones I already have. It's mah baby. I think I'll remake the shirts, make more shirts, and try to make them as professional as possible. As in making everything look as if they were made by some machine for mass production. All of this is really to just expand on the idea. It's like if I had more time to work on it, what would I do. This project 3 is that.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Street Fight

I was angered by the fact that the current mayor used his power in such a corrupt way, but again that's politics as it is, and that in itself get's me really angry. Politics have become such a dirty game. But I did like how Booker did fight a clean fight, that does show that there are good politicians out there, and of course how people saw that and voted for him, much like this election. We have a less vetted candidate running against someone who's been around. The vetted person has run a much dirtier campaign while Obama has kept it very clean. But this movie is different because it was two Democrats against each other so I'm sure they had similar policies.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Two for one.

I'm not voting for McCain, simply put they have turn this race into a carnival act of horrid politics. From bashing Obama for not having experience to then grabing up an Palin who has virtual no experience and then saying she's ready for the job is inexcusable. I've gown so tired of the Republicans trying to treat politics with such a visual facad with no substance. I'm just so ready for a change and I think Obama is at least the step in the right direction.

America just loves to commercialize any holiday. If they can cheaply make an item that corresponds to a holiday, you are sure to see it in every Walmart and Target in America. We are unable to celibate without having to buy something. Somewhere between our Declaration of Independence and now, we simply stopped caring about the small liberties and only cared about the big things. “What can I get out of this” attitudes and not “what can I do”. We've changed from a country that was ready to fight for freedoms to one that barely lifts a finger when our own government encroaches upon our very rights. Somewhere in time, we became lazy, maybe it was when America became fat.
From phone taping, to bottle necking the internet, to outright bias on our TV “news” stations, we have lost true control over our country. I mean we as in the citizens. Colectivly we have said to our government that we don't care if you tap into my phone as long as Idol will be one at 7. At some point in time, that nice carrot the government was dangling in front of was became our obsession. All other aspects of life no longer mattered. It's sad, I know that there are people out there that try to stand up and fight, yet the masses don't seem to hear them over their new plasma screen HD TV. So what are we to do? What will it take to change this American back into something to be proud of? Maybe a new face in Washington, maybe an economic failure, maybe another terrorist attack. Who knows, all I know is that I'll never stop fighting for true freedom.