Tuesday, November 14, 2017

"What Color is the Triangle in Your Mind?"

"What Color is the Triangle in Your Mind?" 

          During the next several days I will be conducting an abstract research. In this research I will simply ask randomly chosen students on campus "what color is the triangle in your mind?" Simply asking people to visualize a triangle in their thoughts and to tell me what color that said triangle is. Once I receive the answer I will record the color and then proceed to take a photo of the person.

          After I gather all of the info I need I will compile all of the images in Photoshop and proceed to put an overlay of the color each person said over their own picture. Once I have compiled all of the images and overlay them with the colors they have chosen I will put them in order in a collage to make abstract collage of colors chosen by people at random.


1. Go around campus and ask students "What color a triangle is in their thoughts?"
2. Take photo of person.
3. Overplay photos with said color on each persons picture.
4. Compile them in a grid like manner making an image of randomly colored squares chosen by random people.

This study of  associating color with an abstract subject such as a shape is called Synesthesia.

Synesthesia is a perceptual phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.

How someone with synesthesia might perceive certain letters and numbers. Synesthetes see characters just as others do (in whichever color actually displayed) but may simultaneously perceive colors as associated with or evoked by each one.

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Work in Progress

Monday, October 16, 2017

Week 7 Refection Post

Last week I learned a pretty good amount of web design. HTML and CSS. I never really understood code and found it quite confusing. I'm starting to get the hang of it and I want to continue to increase my skills. Hopefully one day I will be able to create my own portfolio website without using a website creator website.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The goal with this project for me was to make chimera-like pieces while holding that vintage style. A lot of the images in these pieces are from vintage magazines and ads. The pieces were constructed in Photoshop using simple cutting tools and clipping. I would gather images from image searches such as google images or use the vintage ad browser and piece them together almost mocking an actual physical magazine collage. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

RGB Photomontages

How is New Media both inclusive and exclusive of Traditional Media?

First let’s talk about what New Media Art is. New Media Art is a combination of digital art, computer graphics, internet art, robotics, interactive art, etc. New Media Art is art created with new media technologies. So, what makes New Media Art different from Traditional Media? Well, Traditional Media is not based from complicated electronics, but is instead made up of things such as newspapers and television.  
                New Media Art is both inclusive and exclusive to Traditional Media because a lot of New Media Art gets its historical roots from Traditional Media although it focuses more on the new technology. Whenever you want to find something out quick we tend to grab our phones and use Google to find the answers. This is a good example of using New Media. A good example of us using traditional media is simply listening to the radio in our cars on the way to class or work. Or even relaxing at home watching news on television. Television and radio are examples of Traditional Media. We often can find ourselves using both New Media and Traditional Media for example, you could be working on your computer writing an essay while watching the weather channel on TV.

Also, a huge difference between New Media and Traditional Media is speed. New Media allows information to be edited and modified almost instantly. A lot of Traditional Media such as newspapers and magazines have a certain due date to be finished and once finished cannot be edited or changed without re printing. Another way Traditional Media is brought into New Media is say that you are watching the news and something bad is happening in the world and you want to share that information with people. You then go to social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.  and post the information you just learned from the news on TV.  New Media Art is much cheaper and affordable than that of Traditional Media. It’s technically free in some cases. Not many people can afford to physically print a magazine or newspaper of their own but now it’s virtually free to make online zines and blogs.

                New Media allows people to interact through comments and even allows people to share the media through the simple button click. New Media such as blogs, wikis, social media transfer information though worldwide discussion. It allows people to share, comment on, and discuss millions of topics. Unlike Traditional Media, New Media is based a lot on an interactive community.  But in present day, is there much difference between New Media and Traditional? A lot of the Traditional Media we see today also has a New Media counterpart. For example, a lot of magazines are also found online in a digital version as well as school text books.

New Media deals with computer software. Its primary focus is virtual and digital. Technology has become so advanced in our era that a lot of traditional art is dying out. With new technology, everything can be down on a computer. But you will always be able to find traces of Traditional Media in New Media works.