Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

G Block: Classwork for 4-15-11

Today, you will use the COW to complete a 3-2-1 reflection. Please read the directions carefully. This is due at 1:57. Have a restful April break.

Push your cow to the limit. It can do more than you think.

3: Search the Internet to find 3 pieces of fine art that relate to your concept. Avoid searching via your concept name; the results of this search will be severely limited. Instead, search via artists you admire or through museum websites. Add each image to the sidebar of your blog, citing each with title, artist and date. To do this, click on "Add New Page Element"; "Add Picture".

2: Find 2 concept-related images that contain a "dynamic" or "ribbon-based" compositions (like the ones I showed you during the "Composition" slide lecture). Post them to your blog and write a succinct paragraph identifying the compositional elements that exist beneath the surface.

1: Visit your classmates' blogs. Select one that is deserving of the "blog of the week" award. This blog should be completely up-to-date and aesthetically pleasing. Vote for the best as a comment to this post- be sure to sign your post, and- no- you cannot vote for yourself. The winning blog will receive an extra-credit quiz grade of 100.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Kris Kuksi

It would be difficult to find a more impressive modern sculptor. Click here.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

POS: Fiction Activator

You will be provided with a random fiction-writing prompt. With the exception of indefinite articles, prepositions and pronouns, all of the words in the prompt are off-limits. Begin with a word-storm and develop a passage based upon the prompt that "shows" the reader the content without "telling" too much. Post it here before you begin the "Plagiarism in Song" assignment.

POS: Plagiarism in Song

For blog-work this week, research and listen to some examples of musical plagiarism. Identify: 1) the definition of plagiarism 2) at least one example of a truly plagiarized song and 3) at least one example of a coincidental relationship between 2 songs. Discuss your findings here. Some notable instances include (listed as original/supposed plagiarism): Chiffon's "He's So Fine"/George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord"; Tom Petty's "Mary Jane's Last Dance"/The Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Dani California"; Queen's "Under Pressure"/Vanilla Ice's "Ice, Ice Baby" and, most recently, Joe Satriani's "If I Could Fly"/Coldplay's "Viva La Vida".