WEEK 10:ACTIVITY- GAME DESIGN

This week we got to go on a scavenger hunt and look for some goodies. When I first heard about this assignment I was quiet scared because I didn’t think you can rely on this app. Since I didn’t feel safe on my own me and Brianna went together. We chose to find a geocahe on campus because we had time to spare and it was the quickest way to do it together. I turned on the geocaching app and found several close by. Once we chose which one we wanted to go to we started walking towards it. We had to cross the street to find the object. When we crossed the street we looked all around to see if we could find the hidden object.

IMG_2099All we found was a glove and a screwdriver. It was strange. I looked at the reviews and they mention that there was a catalog book where you could write your name but it got wet. We couldn’t find anything. I decided to hide my little box full of stuff there so that way there would be actually stuff to exchange. This assignment was entertaining but I still don’t feel like I can really rely on the app.

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WEEK 10: Artist conversation= Matthew Dumpit

IMG_2087In the Dennis W. Dutzy Gallery, Matthew Dumpit’s worked was displayed around the room. He used dim lighting to cast shadows of his work. This made his art pieces stand out more to the audience. It also enhanced the experience.

Matthew used 19 gage steel wire to make these kinematics pieces. We were able to make them move manually by turing the wire on the side. There were many shapes in his art work, such as circles, rectangles,ovals, and triangles. The chair was made out of walted wire. If you would look at the shadow the chair was casting it looked like an ant colony grouped together to form a chair. It gave off an eery vibe, but hey its almost halloween. IMG_2089

Mathew is a senior at csulb. He mention that being an artist is the only thing he’s good at,which I found funny. I am sure he is good at many other things. He is interested in mechanics and motion. Since we were able to move the art pieces, the artist wanted us to experience our own emotion of movement.

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I really enjoyed his exhibition because we were able to interact with his work. I was able to turn the wire and make the object move. I felt like a child playing with a new toy. I also liked the whole concept of shadows, because I feel like it made his work stand out more to me. I was very fascinated by the movements of the objects. I wish I could make my own to play with it.

WEEK 10: Classmate Conversation = Bryan Hernandez

This week I got to meet Bryan Hernandez. He is majoring in Business Management. He is19 years old and a sophomore. He likes to go hiking, camping, and hangout out with his friends and family. His goal is to attend grad school in a UC. He has two brothers like me.  His favorite type of food is italian food. This weeks question is if you were to travel anywhere in the world where would go and why? He said, “I would like to travel to France because of the countries, culture, and language”.image1

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WEEK 9: Activity- Transmedia Storytelling

IMG_2066For this week’s activity we had to create characters and a story. I partnered up with Brianna Lopez. We created characters who were siblings and lived in Paris. My character’s name is Pierre and his sister’s name is Alizee. They are from the 1950s. Since they grew up in a chaotic home, where their parents didn’t care much for them, they decided to run away from home. When they ran away from home Pierre was 18 when he ran away from home. He had to take responsibility for his sister who was 16 at the time. They had no where else to go so they had to stay in the streets. Pierre and Alizee had talent so they used their talent to use. Pierre knew how to play the guitar and Alizee knew how to sing. They sang in subways and at tourist attractions. One day an music agent who was on his vacation came across Pierre and Alizee. He was astonished by their story and their talent  that he decided to sign them to his label. They created their band called the crooks.Three years later after they became a success they find me and Brianna. How is that? Well Brianna and I go on a trip to Paris and during our trip we come across a poster of the krooks. We had no clue who they were.

IMG_2067As we stared at the poster closely we immediately got teleported to the 1950s. Brianna and I were confused and scared because we did not have any Idea what was going on. As we looked around we saw a big banner that said that the krooks were playing tonight(June 12). Before their concert, Alizee and Pierre found us. They knew we weren’t from their world, so they approached us. They knew that one day they would come across two individuals from the future(in this case it was me and Brianna). The reason for this is because in the future people slowly began to lose respect and love for the 1950s & 60s music. They helped us fit in by dressing up in 1950s clothing. We went to their concert and had a blast. We didn’t know how much fun it was going to be. The crowd was energetic and happy. After the concert Pierre and Alizee told us their story of their childhood. They made us realized that not everyone has a perfect life growing up. We told them about the future and how the music has developed over the time. We sang them a song to see their reactions and they quite shocked. It was very different to them so they didn’t really know what to think of it. I promised myself to always have a special place in my heart for the music of 1950s and 60s. Pierre and Alizee took us with his friend who was an expert at teleporting. He been working on a project for a really long time now and has kept it to himself because he didn’t want the FBI coming around asking questions. We said goodbye to Pierre and Alizee and we thank them for showing us a good time. We will always remember Pierre and Alizee.

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WEEK 9 : Artist Conversation- Juan Martin

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In the Gatov East gallery, Juan Martin art pieces were displayed. There were only about three pieces he had on display, but they were big enough to fill the room.

Juan’s three pieces were, a cube, a deer, and a man body sculpture. I really liked the man body sculpture because it reminded me of the activity we did week 1. You could see the rough texture of the ceramic. You could also see muscles and strong legs giving a resemblance of a manly figure. The deer piece was fascinating because on one half it looks like a regular deer and the other half it looked mechanical.I was surprised that it was made out of foam. The deer piece would be something I would want to have in my house. Lastly there was the big giant cube wrapped in plastic wrap. It seem that as if there was something inside and they forgot to open it.

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Juan whats his audience to have their own interpretation. That is why he couldn’t really tell us what each piece was. he loves the wildlife, so that can explain why created the deer piece. It took a month to complete his pieces. He is majoring in sculpture. This is his last year at CSULB. He grew up in Visalia, which about three to four hours away. I been to Visalia before since I have family over there.

I enjoyed his exhibit because it showed pieces that were all different from one another. I also really liked the fact that Juan made himself approachable and he was very kind to the students who took interest in his work. I look forward to seeing more of his animal sculptures.

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WEEK 9: Classmate Conversation- Steven Argueta

This week I got to meet another Steven.He is in his second year at CSULB. He is majoring ing math and plans to minor in film. He is 19 years old and lives in Long Beach. His hobbies are wrestling. This week question was “After visiting many galleries and seeing the art pieces, what is your favorite type(painting, sculpture,installation, performance art, art education,public art,social practice, New media,etc.) and why? He replied, “my favorite art that I’ve seen would be the sculptures,because these artists nothing into sculptures and that’s awesome”. He continued to give me an example of a piece he liked this week. He mention the artist in the gallery Gatov west where the artist turned glass bottles into art sculptures.

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WEEK 8: Activity- Mobile public art

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Its time to review Somebody App.Let me start by saying this app was complicated to use. It might just be me, but I had no clue what was going on. I looked through the messages that were floating around and scrolled through many messages that needed to be delivered. I got to deliver one.

I just found it funny the messages my classmates were composing. In my opinion, I think snapchat is better because it is direct and easy to use. Instagram I feel like you can be creative because you can show images you took or your art work you did by hand or even videos you created. Periscope is more of broadcast in which you are the star of the show. All the apps we used previously were easier to use than the Somebody app. I honestly believe this app isn’t going to be popular. If i were to create my own app I would make it easy and simply to use. Maybe I’ll create video chat were you can just send videos chats to people you know. Instead of writing your message you can just say it. I don’t think I’ll be using this app at all, so I’ll end up deleting it from my phone. Like I said before TEAM Snapchat!0753

WEEK 8: Artist Conversation- Shannon Leith

IMG_2027The artist I got to converse with this week is Shannon Leith. Her work was displayed in the Gavtov East .Her exhibit was called “Goodbye Gluten”.

Since her display was in a small area, I felt like I could focus just on one piece instead of looking at various pieces. I saw a lot of bread images and desserts like cake. The colors reminded me of food like brown bread and a white frosted cake. Her materials were Gluten free photograph, gluten free slideshow, gluten free sounds and gluten free blanket. Leith wanted her viewers to interact with her work that is why she add the blanket, which had a huge bagel printed on it. Leith mention she wanted people to go in there and wrap themselves with the blanket to feel an odd sense of comfort while they looked at the slideshow.

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Her concept was gluten free. She wanted to show her viewers how it is hard to give up something you love. In this case she loved gluten, but sadly isn’t able to eat anything with gluten in it because she is allergic. In her gallery she had a slideshow where she was showing pictures of her when she was little and was eating gluten foods. She wanted to make it seem as if you were going through break up and you would look back to your old photos with that person and just miss those moments.

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She has many allergies besides gluten, but she decided to focus on gluten since it was a big part of her growing up. Leith mention “Gluten is in everything and it feels like a loss”. Leith saids she wants to teach photography at a college level and keep showing her work in galleries. Leith changed schools because she loves the professors at CSULB. How cool is that?EmoticonIconX

I really enjoyed her exhibit because it was my fist time seeing someone use food as their art. I just can’t believe she is allergic to so many foods.I don’t know how I would be able to handle that. I found it unique how she came up with the idea to use her allergies as an inspiration for her art piece. She is also one of the first artist that I conversed with who asked us what we thought her art work meant.

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WEEK 8: Classmate Conversation~Alexandra Mendoza

This week I got to talk to Alexandra. She is 20 and is majoring in communication.She is minoring recreation and leisure studies. It is her 3rd year at CSULB. Her favorite color is Blue, “because it reminds me of the sky i wish i knew how to fly”. She loves Motorcycles and extreme sports.I think it is cool that she works at Knott’s Berry Farm and at Honda Center as a security.She later on told me,”I love art because you can be yourself. The art from Shannon the artist reminded me of how eating clean is important and hard for all of us to stay away from gluten specially me that I love sweets and bread”.

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Week 7 Classmate Conversation: Steven Gonzalez

This week I got to talk to Steven. I have had Steven in my class last year for sociology, but we we never conversed until now. He is 19 and is in his second year at CSULB. He is majoring in sociology.. He has lived in Long Beach his whole like and currently lives in Bellflower. He likes hangout with his friends, watch movies, go out to drink and play soccer. This week question was if you were to dye your hair any color what would it be? He said he would dye it green because it seems like a fun to rock.snapchat-1964699001176998108-e1441243311559                                     Click his pic to visit his page0753