Sunday, May 24, 2009

My First Video

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Jon Thomson (b. 1969) and Alison Craighead (b. 1971) are artists living and
working in London and Kingussie in highlands of Scotland. They make artworks
and installations for galleries and onlineworks. Recent peices look at live networks like the web and how they are changing the way we all understand the world around us.
Flat World is a video constructed from images found on the web forming a 7min video taking us around the world. however i am having trouble uploading it at the moment. here is the webpage

Tom Corby &Gavin Baily

electronic Artist

Gavin studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art (1990-93), and Computer Science at University College London (1996) his focuss is in software-based visualisation and the data traces of social processes
Tom is a senior lecturer at the University of Westminster. He studied Fine Art at Middlesex University (1987) and completed his PhD at Chelsea College of Art & Design in 2001 Tom is interested with "relocating digital imaging processes within wider aesthetic and critical frameworks"

This work "Cyclone" effectively interacts with social/political quotes and coversations from newspapers and weather and its visual patterns.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

What i need to do for my online presence

  • write a philosophical statement
  • take photos of my art images
  • update my cv
  • compile a list of website and artists etc i like and can link to

Presence Project- 3 ways to develope an online presence

  1. Google Pages (website) - a free site through google to create your own website
  2. Wordpress (blogging) - free site to create your own blog
  3. The Big Picture (website)- a website where you can create your own profile and even sell your own work. Also there are job vanacies in the creative sector.
I would like to use a website because the format is really relevant for my online presence- with all the pages easily accessable- compared to a blog which is a very long list of information, however i have never made one before and it may be beyond me at this stage.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Life drawing march 09

conte on black paper

Free Software

Free software is absolutely free for anyone to download and use and open source software is also free for anyone to edit (eg wikipeadia)
some examples of free software are
  1. open office - which is a word processing document
  2. gimp- which is used for photo enhancement
  3. Audiocity- audio editing, recording speech etc
  4. Open Movie Editor- basic movie making/ editing
  5. blogging site
  6. Inkscape- graphics, object creation/manipulation
Below is a short video breifly outling the free types of software available to the public and also an Australian video i really liked and thought it was really quirky and fun- just to practise uploading videos

Bathtub IV- fab video!

Bathtub IV from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.

Trial uploading video-Free Software

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

This image was under the licence Noncommercial. You may not use this work for commercial purposes. so i was able to copy it but not sell it or use it for anycommercial purposes

Case Study 1

i think George Harrisons Song "my sweet lord" was very similar to "hes so fine" performed by the Chiffons. the melody , harmony, rhythm etc was all very similar so he was i gues rightfully charged for breech of the copyright.

Case Study 2

i dont think Universal studios film the 12 monkeys were in any way breeching the copyright laws with the image of the chair suspended on the wall. i dont think it was copying artist Lebbeus Woods's image he drew in 1987. it was just a chair on the wall, had none of the details Lebbeus sketched with the sphereical structure etc. it was just a chair on the wall, big deal.

Case Study 3
i think Keir Smiths work "oh so criminal" was illegal by taking for example popular songs and remixing them for his video. i think it should be covered by the "non commercial share alike" licence so it would allow smith to remix and build upon the artists work non commercailly as long as he credited the artists and licence the item under the identicle terms.

Attribution means: You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work - and derivative works based upon it - but only if they give you credit.

Noncommercial iconNoncommercial means:
You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your work - and derivative works based upon it - but for noncommercial purposes only.

No Derivative Works iconNo Derivative Works means:
You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform only verbatim copies of your work, not derivative works based upon it.

Share Alike iconShare Alike means:
You allow others to distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs your work.