Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Week 3

Hazel gave us a talk about the brain. From what i have written it weighs 3pounds and contains a million billion nerves....Coool.

In Victorian times people believed the brain to be like clockwork, of course that is not true but it makes for an interesting looking concept, which i might try and draw one day.

We were shown videos by Gerald Edelman that explained how the brain "is not a computer," he explained how a computer would need a database of everything just so it can label an object e.g. An umbrella of a different design would not be acknowledged as an umbrella unless it was databased. A human mind of course would realize the shape etc of an umbrella and recognize it instantly.

It was quite interesting, as it made you appreciate and think deeper about how complex and amazing the mind can be.

For some reason the talk about brains and computers reminded me of an old film called "Metropolis," i found it to be an amazing film full of art deco designs and other interesting quirks. One scene in particular is where the mind of a woman is imprinted onto a robots. it is an iconic scene although i cant remember much else after that. My favorite scene of the movie is near the beginning, it depicts the factory workers changing shifts. The workers walk all in unison like robots. I thought it was quite scary.

Rhysio out

week 2

we were given a project and split into groups. The task was to make a party area with the theme of an artist, our artist was "Bill Viola." it went well we had loads of bin liners and mirrors everywhere to give the feeling of drowning (awesome XD). We had sweets and all kinds of cakes and stuff, it was a good opportunity to meet the other people of the course.

week 1

i cannot really remember much of the first week come to think about it, but i thought i should keep everything organised and chronological. so here goes...
Monday 28th september
this was the day we all got to test out our summer games. Mine was called "spank me," and lasted over an hour (hehe) it involved memorizing shapes and actions, which were performed for that shape. it was fun. we played some other pretty cool games as well like one that involved voodoo dolls and one which involved getting to school. I made some friends with te people i played the games with, but i cant seem to remember their names XD.

blog man out XD

Creation of the blog

just wanted to say "wooop dee doo" because this is my first ever blog!!!!!!
The next couple of days should contain amazing articles of art and random gibberish XD