Printing on Plotters (Large Format Printers) in Addams Hall

Here is the resource for learning how to print on the Large Format Printers/Plotters.  You will be printing on these often this semester for your projects. On Wednesday in class we will have a demonstration and walkthrough to talk about the best workflow for printing.

https://www.design.upenn.edu/printing

You will need to complete the quiz at the bottom of this post before you have access to printing and you have to have a perfect score on it in order to gain access.  Please complete this by Wednesday before class so you can print for your next projects.

NOTE: In order to score a perfect score on the quiz – you will have to look at the section under

Meyerson Hall

But please also read, because these are more pertinent to our class:

Addams Hall

QUIZ LINK: https://upenn.instructure.com/courses/1287442

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Stevethepirate227 Plays with Shapes

With digital tools we are able to not only make new types of art, but also transfigure former methods in new interesting ways as well. This piece by Reddit user stevethepirate227 displays a “geometric collage” splicing apart a photo (in this case, a frozen waterfall) and rearranging the photo in an alternative composition. Much like a lot of digital era art, most of stevethepirate227’s work is geometrically based. (Stevethepirate227 provides a link to his process here.)

The Shift into Digital

Joseph Havel is a contemporary artist who manipulates everyday objects into delicate sculptures. Part of his practice involves exploring the implications of the shifts that occurs during this process of transformation. He casts found objects in bronze such as a soccer or ball or denim. I think that an understanding of the change that occurs by different mediums or designating something as museum or installation worthy is particularly important in an increasingly digital age. As someone who feels more comfortable with art production in the physical world, I recognize that similar shifts will occur in my own work and that a willingness to experiment and play with these shift will be crucial.

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http://www.talleydunn.com/artist/view/joseph__havel/11

Paint me like one of your French websites…

Post-digital art has created some awesome new possibilities for artistic mediums. It never occurred to me that websites could be considered a platform for digital art until landing on one of visual artist Rafael Rozendaal’s websites a couple years ago. In his words. he’s an artist who uses “internet as his canvas.” http://www.newrafael.com/bio/

He’s created a whole slew of websites, each with their own URL, and kitschy, clear designs. Some are interactive, and all of them are animated. I’m going to post my favorite one here, but he has several more on his website!

http://www.flyingfrying.com

Check it out! John

Art Made Accessible to All

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Sorry for the poor quality. I had to convert the .mov file to a .gif because WordPress doesn’t list .mov as one of the possible file types for uploading. Anyways, this was an Instagram video posted by my friend Chris Sener a few days ago. He generated the short clip using an iPhone application called Matter. I have always been in awe of how technologically advanced our world has become, and it is just incredible to me that what probably requires a complex set of coding to generate is now so easily accessible to us on our phones. Definitely check out the app if you have time! Super interesting.

 

Banksy’s Theme Park: Dismaland Bemusement Park

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As many of you may have heard the illusive Banksy recently unveiled an amazing “theme park” wherein he curated art installations created by many artists to create a distopian allusion toward disneyland. The “park” acts as one huge art installation exhibit with a motif that nods to the “happiest place on earth”

To read more:

http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/20/arts/banksy-dismaland-art-exhibition/

http://www.dismaland.co.uk/advert/