Lecture in the Library

Last week we got to hear a lecture in the Library, about sources and refferals, and he also talked about Digital Art. The speaker (sorry, I don’t remember his name), talked about the fact that everytime we use sources for our papers and other work we do, we have to be aware that the source can be wrongly copied in the past. I had really never thought about it before, but it made me more aware that this problem really do exists on the internet today.

Technology sometimes makes it a little risky in terms of correctness when publishing a work we have done. Providing correct sources can change over time if many copy the same source and refer to the same work over and over.
A typo, abbreviation of name etc, – can suddenly give an incorrect reference from the original source and make us unsure about where it originates from. It’s important to look closely at sources to check the facts about it, and sometimes it is a good idea to make the author aware of the problem if you find one. That is, if it can be done.
The speaker also talked about Art, and he gave us a couple of examples of digital art that can be altered on the internet because of new digital tools and mass production, artists and creativity.
He mentiones Andy Warhol and showed us a picture of Marilyn Monroe that he became especially famous for. That was really interesting and educational.
It has really been an informative week with many different aspects og digital culture and Art, and I’m looking forward to the next topics on the calendar. 🙂 Have a GREAT weekend!

Lecture in the Library

Last week we got to hear a lecture in the Library, about sources and refferals, and he also talked about Digital Art. The speaker (sorry, I don’t remember his name), talked about the fact that everytime we use sources for our papers and other work we do, we have to be aware that the source can be wrongly copied in the past. I had really never thought about it before, but it made me more aware that this problem really do exists on the internet today.

Technology sometimes makes it a little risky in terms of correctness when publishing a work we have done. Providing correct sources can change over time if many copy the same source and refer to the same work over and over.
A typo, abbreviation of name etc, – can suddenly give an incorrect reference from the original source and make us unsure about where it originates from. It’s important to look closely at sources to check the facts about it, and sometimes it is a good idea to make the author aware of the problem if you find one. That is, if it can be done.
The speaker also talked about Art, and he gave us a couple of examples of digital art that can be altered on the internet because of new digital tools and mass production, artists and creativity.
He mentiones Andy Warhol and showed us a picture of Marilyn Monroe that he became especially famous for. That was really interesting and educational.
It has really been an informative week with many different aspects og digital culture and Art, and I’m looking forward to the next topics on the calendar. 🙂 Have a GREAT weekend!

Street Art

In the fourth week of #Netnarr I had a difficult time. I wasn’t feeling well and was struggling with some personal issues, so this is posted on a Monday instead of the Sunday it’s supposed to be posted on. Instead of posting nothing, I felt inspired the video of the week and went out with my boyfriend (who’s stealing this idea too by the way) and found some of Bergen’s street art I wanted to share.

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Is this art?

So I want to write a quick segment in this post about some street art, which I enjoy very much. Always been a fan of good graffiti in the streets, I feel like its sprinkles on a cake, giving the street and city just a little more flavor and charm. When I lived in Buenos Aires I saw some incredible street art, unfortunately my phone where I had all my pictures broke. So, I won’t be able to share some of the street art which I got to enjoy, but I managed to find two pictures. The first one is what looks like a hippo of some sort on a bicycle, and the details and size of this image is just incredibly well done, in my opinion. I got to walk past this beautiful piece of art almost every day and I would always look up on it.

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This second picture is from La Boca, it is actually a quite famous tourist attraction, so you might have heard of it. It is an area where all the houses are painted in different bright colors, which I guess is some sort of street art right? La Boca being a tourist attraction is also kind of strange, since it is one of the poorest areas in Buenos Aires, and has a very high crime rate, but it is a very pretty area with some good-looking houses.

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Lectures this week. We had a flash close reading using twitter to share our thought, and answer questions about this video we saw. The video was Sky Magic Drone Ballet, which was drones equipped with flashing lights dancing in front of mount Fuji, flying around to form some mesmerizing formations with lights flashing to music, which was a mix between old and new. I find this usage of drones very cool and fascinating, drones being used mainly to capture beautiful scenery, but this was new, for me at least. Flashing lights with music isn’t new though, but it’s always enjoyable to watch.

And using twitter as a platform for students to share thought and comment live in class was also a new experience for me, kind of strange but I like the idea, and the future is now right?

Gif and Technology

This week we made gifs for twitter. For this I just took the easy rout of taking something that I had made myself before. This is an animation I made in high school for a project we had about the 80s. I wanted to make an animation for that project and it was then I saw the animation for Yellow Submarine by the Beatles. This inspired the theme and name for my animation (the name is “LSD Fly”), if you see the animation of Yellow Submarine you will understand. It is a trippy animation and for it’s time is understandable (the hippy time).

 

We also went trough how technology, nature and art collaborate with each other in a lot of new digital art. One we saw was the “Sky Magic Live at Mt.Fuji: Drone Ballet Show” which featured drones with led light, more of a type of Japanese traditional music that had been mixed with more modern music and of course Mt.Fuji in the background. This showed how technology could really blend in to nature and culture without really undermining it.

 

But what showed more of a technologic advancement was Lisa Park’s Eunoia 2 where she is using a brainwave analyser to create vibrations in speakers that has water on them. If you know anything about actually trying to control what you think or what you feel, you can understand how hard this must be. Just seeing this piece of performance art is truly astonishing.

 

This takes me to how the Netflix series Black Mirror shows what technological advancements can come, but also shows a lot of the negative sides with it. As technology advances further and further it is hard to imagine just what the outcome or impact this will have on our lives. It is of course easier to understand the convenience and usefulness of technology, but how this will affect us emotionally? This is what Black Mirror questions and shows examples of. So go watch it!