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I had never heard of Moviestorm before I used it in class. I think of it as a movie making version of The Sims. My movie was about being ‘Lost and Found’ the first half is set dark with music to set the mood. You make your way through the forest and through a wall into a nicer place. The music changes again and you know you are in a safe place. You can also see a light in the distance and when you reach the light it represents finding yourself. Moviestorm is a very useful software package. Personally I don’t think I will use it in the future. I found the camera hard to navigate when taking scenes and placing objects. Some objects would float. You cant use shortcuts to copy and paste and there is a lot of clicking involved when placing heaps of objects in the area. I really like the idea of Moviestorm but I think it needs to work to be more user friendly. In future if I were to use Moviestorm I would want the full package so I can use all objects to create the scene which is a major part in the process. I would also play around with it more before beginning to get a hang of the camera angles.

I had never heard of Moviestorm before I used it in class. I think of it as a movie making version of The Sims. My movie was about being ‘Lost and Found’ the first half is set dark with music to set the mood. You make your way through the forest and through a wall into a nicer place. The music changes again and you know you are in a safe place. You can also see a light in the distance and when you reach the light it represents finding yourself. Moviestorm is a very useful software package. Personally I don’t think I will use it in the future. I found the camera hard to navigate when taking scenes and placing objects. Some objects would float. You cant use shortcuts to copy and paste and there is a lot of clicking involved when placing heaps of objects in the area. I really like the idea of Moviestorm but I think it needs to work to be more user friendly. In future if I were to use Moviestorm I would want the full package so I can use all objects to create the scene which is a major part in the process. I would also play around with it more before beginning to get a hang of the camera angles.

Projection is a very appealing form of artwork. It usually gets a lot of response and if done properly can look incredible like this 3D work on the side of a building. The two hands look completely real and when they move the effect behind them on the wall creates an extremely interesting visual.

It is a very expensive form of artwork especially on buildings. The projector needed would be of very high standard. It would be interesting to do a projection into a pool, where people could go swimming in it and the artwork would be projected from the bottom of the pool so you could see the image from above and under the water. 

Projected artwork works best in dark spaces so the projection would be the light in the pool at night time or inside. It would also work well in a shipping container or an enclosed interesting space that is more interesting than just inside a building. 

I think that projected artwork would be great for advertising, it attracts a large market, including all of their friends and social media. You could get your message across very clearly with a well though out image or video. It would need to be different to a normal add, probably in 3D with interesting visuals appropriate to the texture just like the video above did.

Game Artwork

Art can be expressed in many shapes and forms. From songs to paintings and videos to photos there is an ever expanding recollection of artworks across the world. This semester we are exploring video artworks in class. The aim is to create a game with game salad that has artistic value.

I think my artwork will be presented well as I have good editing and drawing skills. For this piece of assessment I am more worried about the connection to the artwork through playing the game itself.

I did some research into other game salad games and found a ‘cheeseman’ game which I found very visually appealing and quite amusing to play.

Play the CheeseMan game here.

You are the ‘cheeseman’ trying to survive levels. I thought the colours were great, obvious amounts of yellow were used because of the cheese influence on the game. The enemies were relevant and each level was only slightly different to the one before allowing the game to flow nicely for the viewer.

I am not sure yet what type of game I will be able to create and will have to look at templates and tutorials to see what is in my abilities.

Crazy Writing

In class we experienced a new type of writing. It involved turning off the monitor playing various types of music and typing without being able to see what you have written. The experiment definitely opened my eyes to my writing. I seem to write the same thing over and over again and I hate what I ended up writing. My writing is so constricted to a narrative in the exercise.

This is what I ended up with after an hour of writing:

He dropped dead without any notice. He fell from the sky straight through the roof  of starwars fanatic John Doe. Joh freaked out and had no idea who he was suppose to call. He called the police and they said theres nothing they can do with a dead body. He called the ambulance and they said you will have to call the morgue there is nothing we can do right now were to busy.

As my father ;lay dyring I listened to his last wishes. He wanted to me to find my mother and ensure she was safe. He wanted me to look out for my younger sister asnd take care of the village. And with that he died. His eyes closed and the light from his skin became a pale bliss. I grabbed my hunting dagger and rasn for the woods. I had to bring my mother back to camp safely. With no food or water I trecked through the woods for hours. Then I saw her. Lying in the same pale bliss as my father. Blood red arms and a fearful expression. Tears swamped my face as a fell to my knees and closed her eyes. I had failed my great father and mother and now the village had to leader. Only me. An 18 7 year old boy with no more skills than a deer hunter. I made camp next to her body and lit a fire beside her to keep her warm. I knew she was deasd but I refused to admit it.  At first light a made a raft of sticks and lay her body in the nearby rive. I would

The first signs of labour his her like a truick with 12 wheels. At first she thought there was something wrong.. but on arrival at the hospital she discovered shre has been in labour for 24 hours already and was 10cm dialated. The docters were amazed she didn’t feel anything til now as they whisked her to the emeregncvy bi]rthing room her husband running behind.afte another hour of labour it was born. A pale green human with eyes of black. She refused to touch her own sun as she ordered her husband to pack their things and leave forever. The nurses pleaded it was still her son. But she wanted nothing to do with the creature she had created. As they left one nurse looked after the baby and tried to get him adfopted by a oloving family. No one would take him, he was classed as an ‘alien;’ a ‘freak’, ‘monster and unhuman. So she took him in herself. And raised the boy as her own. EveAt around 3 his pale green skin tueed to a pale white and hes black eyes adapted into a haxzy green like his adopted mothers. –

He grabbed his spandex shirt, his high waisted shorts, suspendersx and 4 wheleler rollerblades, put on his massive headphones and skatied head bopping to the skating rink around the corner.   He passed his arch enemy and through an apple at his face while he safely rolled away. As he reached the rink the skater disco has just begun. He jumped in a skated his heart out, no regrets, no bullies no nothing just skating and no one to tell him what to do. Hwe went over to the lolly shop caferteria and spend all of his pocket money on the most expensive lollies there. He started twirling aghain in the rink but then his stomach began to ach. He fell to all fours in pain as the ambulance arrived on seen. The candy in conjunction with the roller dancing has made his stomach twist0000000000000

He grabbed is 40m range sniper and two hand guns ready to attack. His target Russian mafia boss. He walked down the garage hall trutting as he threw a grenade behind him not looking at the explosion.He walked away in his all black assassin gear and black shades into the sunlight fearless on attacking.  As he walked aruound the corner hundred of bullets came his way. He was under ambush. He dove around the corner escaping all but one bullet to the leg. He hopped into the nearest store and demanded their first aid kit. A man in all black robes stepped infront of the shop window and fire another set of shots .

She arrived at the club whrere all her friends were already dancing. All she wanted was food, she ran upto the bar and demanded their whole menu the bartender said, “lady this is a club, all we have is peanuts, if you want food go to maccas down the road”. Somewhat angry at his rudeness she kicked off her heels and ran for Mcdonalds. Qwhen she arrived she ordered 3 quarter pounder meals with extra friends, a double chocolate fudge Sunday and a garden asalad with cheese. She sat and ate her feast. She a2oke to the cleaner telling her to leave iun some language she didn’t understand. She had passed out after eating the night away. She wen t back to the club where her friends were stuill dancing. DShe grabbed the peanuts on the counter and ate as zhe watched them, finally loose energy. The all grabbred hands and wlked out saying what a great night they had ALL had together. 

Interactive Narrative

There are many ways we are allowed to do our narrative. All of the them being strange creating a non-linear narrative. I have decided to do a story about a crazy scientist who builds a time machine goes into the future and shoots himself just to see what happens.

To create an interactive aspect i’m letting the audience decide where the story goes for example: After he shoots himself his future wife hears it and comes to see what happen and the reader will get to choose A. Hiding behind a box or B. Hiding the body and taking your own place in the future.

I have already started the intro to the story which is this:

I pulled the trigger. With eyes of hope and hands nothing like a surgeons, I pulled it. I watch the tiny metal rocket spin through the air and into my own heart. The slow motion cinematic gave me enough time to regret the decision and consider whether I had enough time to jump in front of myself and be saved. As crazy as it sounded I had just shot my own flesh and blood. And not in a family way either, I mean I shot myself. Now I truly lived up to the crazy scientist stereotype I had futuristic ally lived up too. But now the true test, how am I still here? If I went back would I still be alive and get shot by myself in the future? One would think since I had already pulled the trigger I would see it coming and change the outcome. The timeline shift must be true. It was like nothing I had ever imagined. Abruptly fairy like footsteps hesitantly filled the floor above me. I trembled with thoughts as I also lay dead with none. I did not think through an escape route for this one. I decided to jump back in the machine. As I turned to grab the rusty fridge handle I realised there was nothing to grab. Gone. No where around the grey scene that I supposed was my future basement. I saw a box that read “Jaspers things”. I only thought senseless people wrote that on boxes when they moved. Seems as though I had joined them. How low is my IQ in the future? Is there even such a thing.. Do machines actually control the world. I forgot what was happening in real life as my brain exploded with my own thoughts. I was used to it. My brain always lead me astray and into awkward conversations about my listening skills, especially with my ex-wife.

*DECIDE A OR B*

(Source: stephatuni)

Today in class we explored a crazy way to make digital writing. We used an online form format to make a story. I decided to do mine on an application for a job. The job being at a graveyard to keep a ghost company after dark so the already distrupted neighbours can sleep in peace.

http://goo.gl/EWL48

Also I learnt you can shorten URL’s online which I did to the one above which re-directs to the form I did in class today!

It was hard to wrap my head around the idea of a story through a form at first and I had a few ideas:

  • A docters form for patients to see if their crazy or not
  • A story with different outcomes
  • A matchmakers quiz

I dont think my questions were as creative as they could of been either. I think this format for writing is a great way to explore your own capabilities. It really extends your train of thought and makes you think of ideas you never would of thought of before. With more time and effort this could be a great interactive way to tell a story.

This week we were given a new assignment. We have to make a story out of 7 pictures in total. We can use text narration, speech bubbles, thinking bubbles or any way we can think of to introduce text into the pictures to create a story.
I think I want to use a t-shirt with simple wording to create a story.  I will use photoshop to get rid of any text already on the shirt and replace it with the text I want to illustrate the story. I’m not really sure what story I want to do, but i dont want faces Just the shirt and mid body shots of the model to keep it mysterious and artistic.

This week we were given a new assignment. We have to make a story out of 7 pictures in total. We can use text narration, speech bubbles, thinking bubbles or any way we can think of to introduce text into the pictures to create a story.

I think I want to use a t-shirt with simple wording to create a story.  I will use photoshop to get rid of any text already on the shirt and replace it with the text I want to illustrate the story. I’m not really sure what story I want to do, but i dont want faces Just the shirt and mid body shots of the model to keep it mysterious and artistic.

remagine:

From the top: Infographic (2009) by Ross Crooks via mint; Infographic (2009) from the NY Times and Cool Infographic; Photo of Tom Curley, retiring Associated Press CEO in an interview with Joe Strupp.

The Big News this year - 2012 - and since 2008 … is NEWS, from the forecasting of a gloomy future of print newspapers in 2008, as the US-based infographics shows, to a new obsession (healthy?) with a consuming of the news that engulfs our lives, and the shifting of news”paper” industry to digital. Various sources report:

According to Monocle’s culture editor, Robert Bound:

“Now, what was there more of in 2011 than in any other year in history? What was the gift that kept on giving, often after you wished it wouldn’t? News. There was so much news that people were insulating their lofts with footage from Benghazi, throwing another log of Greek debt on the fire and blaming freshly fallen reports from the London riots on getting into work late, as if it were a freak snowstorm. The amount of man-hours lost to industry due to news-sickness was in the hundreds of billions of euros (possibly).

In 2012, it’s almost certain that lots of things, again, will happen and we’ll be there sucking it up like a race of bulletin-devouring Dysons, a master-race of greedy Henry the Hoovers, gurgling on the carpet-fluff of eurozone squabbles and football gossip. We’re all going to be watching the news, all year. That’s all we have left: an endless cycle of news, fresh from the wires, squiggling at us through the Twittersphere and rolling down the mountain from the again-mighty news organisations. News will be coming at us like a besuited and coiff-haired bullet; we’re going to be wiping squashed news remnants off our radiator grille as we just try to get somewhere safe, somewhere where they don’t know what the outcome of the Egyptian elections is likely to be and are ignorant of who’s topping the medal table in London’s Olympics.

So invest in the news. Make some of your own, perhaps. Pick it, pickle it, bottle it, sell it. With debts, crises, crashes, riots, elections, dictators-a-toppling, nominees-a-running and sprinters-a-running, there’s a rich seam of this gold-rush stuff that could have your name on it.

via Monocle

So agrees retiring Associated Press CEO, Tom Curley:

“The market for news traditionally defined is growing, it’s stronger than ever, there are more people engaged with news more times a day and in more countries than ever before. The overall market is strong. The challenge is the revenue side and how to raise revenues. There’s obviously a shifting taking place. Some of that shift has involved sending money from traditional media to web players so we all have to figure out what relevance means for the news world.”

via what’s next: innovation in newspapers and jimromenesko

More news about newspapers:

“Paper houses - USA [Property]

During the bleakest years for American downtowns in the 1970s and 1980s newspapers were often among the only big-city businesses not to flee to the suburbs. But now, as the media business quivers and downtown property becomes more desirable, iconic newspaper headquarters are increasingly attractive prospects for developers looking to convert the well-located sturdy buildings for new uses.”

Read more on Monocle

And a bookshop bucking the trend: Tsutaya Books, Tokyo, (via Monocle).

What Clay Shirky has to say about “Newspaper, Paywalls and Core Users”. One of the better quotes is “form follows funding”.

This video shows the generations shift happening because of how surrounded we are by technology. This baby can easily use the iPad but can not figure out how to read an actual book. Its pretty upsetting to think that books might be becoming a thing of the past. Older generations will always have both because they grew up with books first and then added these technologies on top of that. This baby may never even have an interest in a real book because it is already on the iPad in front of it.

I also looked at another piece of eliterature. This one was called Flight Paths by Kate Pullinger, Chris Joseph and Participants:

http://collection.eliterature.org/2/works/pullinger_flightpaths/index.html

The online art work was described as a ‘A networked novel’. Personally I found it, not confusing, but too much to take in; I felt as though I was reading a whole book. The visuals were exciting and eccentric. They invited the viewer with colours and a movie like setting. The pictures did not move. They were just panned over to create a moving effect. The text or story that went with the images was placed randomly in places on the picture.

I found the scattered text hard to read and quite frankly my eyes hurt after reading/watching two of the ‘Networked novels’. The story was interesting but not interesting enough to continue reading. Effect and visual wise, it was a good experience but I would not personally watch it again. I’m sure once I view more I will understand it more and maybe take more of an interest in it.

I had never heard of Moviestorm before I used it in class. I think of it as a movie making version of The Sims. My movie was about being ‘Lost and Found’ the first half is set dark with music to set the mood. You make your way through the forest and through a wall into a nicer place. The music changes again and you know you are in a safe place. You can also see a light in the distance and when you reach the light it represents finding yourself. Moviestorm is a very useful software package. Personally I don’t think I will use it in the future. I found the camera hard to navigate when taking scenes and placing objects. Some objects would float. You cant use shortcuts to copy and paste and there is a lot of clicking involved when placing heaps of objects in the area. I really like the idea of Moviestorm but I think it needs to work to be more user friendly. In future if I were to use Moviestorm I would want the full package so I can use all objects to create the scene which is a major part in the process. I would also play around with it more before beginning to get a hang of the camera angles.

I had never heard of Moviestorm before I used it in class. I think of it as a movie making version of The Sims. My movie was about being ‘Lost and Found’ the first half is set dark with music to set the mood. You make your way through the forest and through a wall into a nicer place. The music changes again and you know you are in a safe place. You can also see a light in the distance and when you reach the light it represents finding yourself. Moviestorm is a very useful software package. Personally I don’t think I will use it in the future. I found the camera hard to navigate when taking scenes and placing objects. Some objects would float. You cant use shortcuts to copy and paste and there is a lot of clicking involved when placing heaps of objects in the area. I really like the idea of Moviestorm but I think it needs to work to be more user friendly. In future if I were to use Moviestorm I would want the full package so I can use all objects to create the scene which is a major part in the process. I would also play around with it more before beginning to get a hang of the camera angles.

Projection is a very appealing form of artwork. It usually gets a lot of response and if done properly can look incredible like this 3D work on the side of a building. The two hands look completely real and when they move the effect behind them on the wall creates an extremely interesting visual.

It is a very expensive form of artwork especially on buildings. The projector needed would be of very high standard. It would be interesting to do a projection into a pool, where people could go swimming in it and the artwork would be projected from the bottom of the pool so you could see the image from above and under the water. 

Projected artwork works best in dark spaces so the projection would be the light in the pool at night time or inside. It would also work well in a shipping container or an enclosed interesting space that is more interesting than just inside a building. 

I think that projected artwork would be great for advertising, it attracts a large market, including all of their friends and social media. You could get your message across very clearly with a well though out image or video. It would need to be different to a normal add, probably in 3D with interesting visuals appropriate to the texture just like the video above did.

Game Artwork

Art can be expressed in many shapes and forms. From songs to paintings and videos to photos there is an ever expanding recollection of artworks across the world. This semester we are exploring video artworks in class. The aim is to create a game with game salad that has artistic value.

I think my artwork will be presented well as I have good editing and drawing skills. For this piece of assessment I am more worried about the connection to the artwork through playing the game itself.

I did some research into other game salad games and found a ‘cheeseman’ game which I found very visually appealing and quite amusing to play.

Play the CheeseMan game here.

You are the ‘cheeseman’ trying to survive levels. I thought the colours were great, obvious amounts of yellow were used because of the cheese influence on the game. The enemies were relevant and each level was only slightly different to the one before allowing the game to flow nicely for the viewer.

I am not sure yet what type of game I will be able to create and will have to look at templates and tutorials to see what is in my abilities.

Crazy Writing

In class we experienced a new type of writing. It involved turning off the monitor playing various types of music and typing without being able to see what you have written. The experiment definitely opened my eyes to my writing. I seem to write the same thing over and over again and I hate what I ended up writing. My writing is so constricted to a narrative in the exercise.

This is what I ended up with after an hour of writing:

He dropped dead without any notice. He fell from the sky straight through the roof  of starwars fanatic John Doe. Joh freaked out and had no idea who he was suppose to call. He called the police and they said theres nothing they can do with a dead body. He called the ambulance and they said you will have to call the morgue there is nothing we can do right now were to busy.

As my father ;lay dyring I listened to his last wishes. He wanted to me to find my mother and ensure she was safe. He wanted me to look out for my younger sister asnd take care of the village. And with that he died. His eyes closed and the light from his skin became a pale bliss. I grabbed my hunting dagger and rasn for the woods. I had to bring my mother back to camp safely. With no food or water I trecked through the woods for hours. Then I saw her. Lying in the same pale bliss as my father. Blood red arms and a fearful expression. Tears swamped my face as a fell to my knees and closed her eyes. I had failed my great father and mother and now the village had to leader. Only me. An 18 7 year old boy with no more skills than a deer hunter. I made camp next to her body and lit a fire beside her to keep her warm. I knew she was deasd but I refused to admit it.  At first light a made a raft of sticks and lay her body in the nearby rive. I would

The first signs of labour his her like a truick with 12 wheels. At first she thought there was something wrong.. but on arrival at the hospital she discovered shre has been in labour for 24 hours already and was 10cm dialated. The docters were amazed she didn’t feel anything til now as they whisked her to the emeregncvy bi]rthing room her husband running behind.afte another hour of labour it was born. A pale green human with eyes of black. She refused to touch her own sun as she ordered her husband to pack their things and leave forever. The nurses pleaded it was still her son. But she wanted nothing to do with the creature she had created. As they left one nurse looked after the baby and tried to get him adfopted by a oloving family. No one would take him, he was classed as an ‘alien;’ a ‘freak’, ‘monster and unhuman. So she took him in herself. And raised the boy as her own. EveAt around 3 his pale green skin tueed to a pale white and hes black eyes adapted into a haxzy green like his adopted mothers. –

He grabbed his spandex shirt, his high waisted shorts, suspendersx and 4 wheleler rollerblades, put on his massive headphones and skatied head bopping to the skating rink around the corner.   He passed his arch enemy and through an apple at his face while he safely rolled away. As he reached the rink the skater disco has just begun. He jumped in a skated his heart out, no regrets, no bullies no nothing just skating and no one to tell him what to do. Hwe went over to the lolly shop caferteria and spend all of his pocket money on the most expensive lollies there. He started twirling aghain in the rink but then his stomach began to ach. He fell to all fours in pain as the ambulance arrived on seen. The candy in conjunction with the roller dancing has made his stomach twist0000000000000

He grabbed is 40m range sniper and two hand guns ready to attack. His target Russian mafia boss. He walked down the garage hall trutting as he threw a grenade behind him not looking at the explosion.He walked away in his all black assassin gear and black shades into the sunlight fearless on attacking.  As he walked aruound the corner hundred of bullets came his way. He was under ambush. He dove around the corner escaping all but one bullet to the leg. He hopped into the nearest store and demanded their first aid kit. A man in all black robes stepped infront of the shop window and fire another set of shots .

She arrived at the club whrere all her friends were already dancing. All she wanted was food, she ran upto the bar and demanded their whole menu the bartender said, “lady this is a club, all we have is peanuts, if you want food go to maccas down the road”. Somewhat angry at his rudeness she kicked off her heels and ran for Mcdonalds. Qwhen she arrived she ordered 3 quarter pounder meals with extra friends, a double chocolate fudge Sunday and a garden asalad with cheese. She sat and ate her feast. She a2oke to the cleaner telling her to leave iun some language she didn’t understand. She had passed out after eating the night away. She wen t back to the club where her friends were stuill dancing. DShe grabbed the peanuts on the counter and ate as zhe watched them, finally loose energy. The all grabbred hands and wlked out saying what a great night they had ALL had together. 

Interactive Narrative

There are many ways we are allowed to do our narrative. All of the them being strange creating a non-linear narrative. I have decided to do a story about a crazy scientist who builds a time machine goes into the future and shoots himself just to see what happens.

To create an interactive aspect i’m letting the audience decide where the story goes for example: After he shoots himself his future wife hears it and comes to see what happen and the reader will get to choose A. Hiding behind a box or B. Hiding the body and taking your own place in the future.

I have already started the intro to the story which is this:

I pulled the trigger. With eyes of hope and hands nothing like a surgeons, I pulled it. I watch the tiny metal rocket spin through the air and into my own heart. The slow motion cinematic gave me enough time to regret the decision and consider whether I had enough time to jump in front of myself and be saved. As crazy as it sounded I had just shot my own flesh and blood. And not in a family way either, I mean I shot myself. Now I truly lived up to the crazy scientist stereotype I had futuristic ally lived up too. But now the true test, how am I still here? If I went back would I still be alive and get shot by myself in the future? One would think since I had already pulled the trigger I would see it coming and change the outcome. The timeline shift must be true. It was like nothing I had ever imagined. Abruptly fairy like footsteps hesitantly filled the floor above me. I trembled with thoughts as I also lay dead with none. I did not think through an escape route for this one. I decided to jump back in the machine. As I turned to grab the rusty fridge handle I realised there was nothing to grab. Gone. No where around the grey scene that I supposed was my future basement. I saw a box that read “Jaspers things”. I only thought senseless people wrote that on boxes when they moved. Seems as though I had joined them. How low is my IQ in the future? Is there even such a thing.. Do machines actually control the world. I forgot what was happening in real life as my brain exploded with my own thoughts. I was used to it. My brain always lead me astray and into awkward conversations about my listening skills, especially with my ex-wife.

*DECIDE A OR B*

(Source: stephatuni)

Today in class we explored a crazy way to make digital writing. We used an online form format to make a story. I decided to do mine on an application for a job. The job being at a graveyard to keep a ghost company after dark so the already distrupted neighbours can sleep in peace.

http://goo.gl/EWL48

Also I learnt you can shorten URL’s online which I did to the one above which re-directs to the form I did in class today!

It was hard to wrap my head around the idea of a story through a form at first and I had a few ideas:

  • A docters form for patients to see if their crazy or not
  • A story with different outcomes
  • A matchmakers quiz

I dont think my questions were as creative as they could of been either. I think this format for writing is a great way to explore your own capabilities. It really extends your train of thought and makes you think of ideas you never would of thought of before. With more time and effort this could be a great interactive way to tell a story.

This week we were given a new assignment. We have to make a story out of 7 pictures in total. We can use text narration, speech bubbles, thinking bubbles or any way we can think of to introduce text into the pictures to create a story.
I think I want to use a t-shirt with simple wording to create a story.  I will use photoshop to get rid of any text already on the shirt and replace it with the text I want to illustrate the story. I’m not really sure what story I want to do, but i dont want faces Just the shirt and mid body shots of the model to keep it mysterious and artistic.

This week we were given a new assignment. We have to make a story out of 7 pictures in total. We can use text narration, speech bubbles, thinking bubbles or any way we can think of to introduce text into the pictures to create a story.

I think I want to use a t-shirt with simple wording to create a story.  I will use photoshop to get rid of any text already on the shirt and replace it with the text I want to illustrate the story. I’m not really sure what story I want to do, but i dont want faces Just the shirt and mid body shots of the model to keep it mysterious and artistic.

remagine:

From the top: Infographic (2009) by Ross Crooks via mint; Infographic (2009) from the NY Times and Cool Infographic; Photo of Tom Curley, retiring Associated Press CEO in an interview with Joe Strupp.

The Big News this year - 2012 - and since 2008 … is NEWS, from the forecasting of a gloomy future of print newspapers in 2008, as the US-based infographics shows, to a new obsession (healthy?) with a consuming of the news that engulfs our lives, and the shifting of news”paper” industry to digital. Various sources report:

According to Monocle’s culture editor, Robert Bound:

“Now, what was there more of in 2011 than in any other year in history? What was the gift that kept on giving, often after you wished it wouldn’t? News. There was so much news that people were insulating their lofts with footage from Benghazi, throwing another log of Greek debt on the fire and blaming freshly fallen reports from the London riots on getting into work late, as if it were a freak snowstorm. The amount of man-hours lost to industry due to news-sickness was in the hundreds of billions of euros (possibly).

In 2012, it’s almost certain that lots of things, again, will happen and we’ll be there sucking it up like a race of bulletin-devouring Dysons, a master-race of greedy Henry the Hoovers, gurgling on the carpet-fluff of eurozone squabbles and football gossip. We’re all going to be watching the news, all year. That’s all we have left: an endless cycle of news, fresh from the wires, squiggling at us through the Twittersphere and rolling down the mountain from the again-mighty news organisations. News will be coming at us like a besuited and coiff-haired bullet; we’re going to be wiping squashed news remnants off our radiator grille as we just try to get somewhere safe, somewhere where they don’t know what the outcome of the Egyptian elections is likely to be and are ignorant of who’s topping the medal table in London’s Olympics.

So invest in the news. Make some of your own, perhaps. Pick it, pickle it, bottle it, sell it. With debts, crises, crashes, riots, elections, dictators-a-toppling, nominees-a-running and sprinters-a-running, there’s a rich seam of this gold-rush stuff that could have your name on it.

via Monocle

So agrees retiring Associated Press CEO, Tom Curley:

“The market for news traditionally defined is growing, it’s stronger than ever, there are more people engaged with news more times a day and in more countries than ever before. The overall market is strong. The challenge is the revenue side and how to raise revenues. There’s obviously a shifting taking place. Some of that shift has involved sending money from traditional media to web players so we all have to figure out what relevance means for the news world.”

via what’s next: innovation in newspapers and jimromenesko

More news about newspapers:

“Paper houses - USA [Property]

During the bleakest years for American downtowns in the 1970s and 1980s newspapers were often among the only big-city businesses not to flee to the suburbs. But now, as the media business quivers and downtown property becomes more desirable, iconic newspaper headquarters are increasingly attractive prospects for developers looking to convert the well-located sturdy buildings for new uses.”

Read more on Monocle

And a bookshop bucking the trend: Tsutaya Books, Tokyo, (via Monocle).

What Clay Shirky has to say about “Newspaper, Paywalls and Core Users”. One of the better quotes is “form follows funding”.

This video shows the generations shift happening because of how surrounded we are by technology. This baby can easily use the iPad but can not figure out how to read an actual book. Its pretty upsetting to think that books might be becoming a thing of the past. Older generations will always have both because they grew up with books first and then added these technologies on top of that. This baby may never even have an interest in a real book because it is already on the iPad in front of it.

I also looked at another piece of eliterature. This one was called Flight Paths by Kate Pullinger, Chris Joseph and Participants:

http://collection.eliterature.org/2/works/pullinger_flightpaths/index.html

The online art work was described as a ‘A networked novel’. Personally I found it, not confusing, but too much to take in; I felt as though I was reading a whole book. The visuals were exciting and eccentric. They invited the viewer with colours and a movie like setting. The pictures did not move. They were just panned over to create a moving effect. The text or story that went with the images was placed randomly in places on the picture.

I found the scattered text hard to read and quite frankly my eyes hurt after reading/watching two of the ‘Networked novels’. The story was interesting but not interesting enough to continue reading. Effect and visual wise, it was a good experience but I would not personally watch it again. I’m sure once I view more I will understand it more and maybe take more of an interest in it.

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