Monday, November 23, 2009

Portfolio Website

Art 345

Final Project Part 1

Create a Portfolio Website:

Your website is a representation of you and the work you have accomplished over the course of the semester.

You are free to create the website using any of the examples Ben shows you in class today. These can range from custom designed, HTML coded sites to adapting existing, free blogs to showcase your work:

Required minimum content:

Here is a good site to model: (there are many others, keep it simple, let the work be the primary visual feature on the site).

You are required to have:



Contact Information

If needed a “Front Page” or “Home Page” link

As to projects - each project completed for the class is to be featured in reverse chronological order - ie, last project is the first thing you see when you come to the site. You are also required to write a brief description/statement about each project, as on Michael Mandiberg’s site linked above.

For Art 345 website the projects will be:

Assignment #4 The two sound files made for assignment #4 - the sound compositions created one through a random process the other with intention. Post these as quicktime files without video.

Assignment #5 The two completed videos made to compliment your two sound compositions. Post these as embedded videos from Youtube or Vimeo.

Assignment #6 Triptych - post this either as one video with the three parts playing on a single channel or if you are able, create a web page that features all three videos next to each other.

Assignment #6 Part II - link to the mixed page featuring the expanded/revised triptych projects.

Final Projects - feature documentation of your final project (embed video, photo documentation, whatever is most appropriate).

#7 Post your two writing assignments/reviews of visiting artist’s lectures and Prospectives.09.



(These are all relatively user friendly, with existing templates and designs that you can adapt to fit your work, these do, however, lack in terms of having the flexibility to truly design a personal web portfolio page. If you are just starting out with web publishing, however, these are likely a good place to start!)

More Advanced: - downloadable CMS (FANTASTIC web based, portfolio specific web application!) - downloadable CMS - downloadable CMS
(These require web hosting (ie:, FTP (file transfer protocol), I would also strongly recommend acquiring your own domain address (ie Hosting and domains are available on the cheap, you can do all of this for just around $30 a year, well worth it for professional designers and artists. If you have web skills beyond the beginner, this is the way to go, you will get here eventually in the Digital Media program. Requires knowledge of how websites work and will again take time to setup. Ultimately much more flexible in terms of setting up your personal portfolio site, thousands of open source codes, plugins, templates, etc.)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Final Projects!!!

Final Projects Part 1 and 2

Part 1 - Create a portfolio website of all projects created to date.

Part 2

Listen to this and check out his other work linked below....

The objective is to arrive at a concept that facilitates the creative utilization of digital technologies for the completion of a significant project or series of works to be presented, displayed or performed. Develop an idea and write a proposal describing both formal and conceptual intentions. Use the remaining time in the semester to complete the work. You are to choose one of the listed options below for your final project. Works will be graded according to form, content and as to the overall quality of your presentation. You are responsible for the entire presentation of the finished work – choose the most appropriate method for the display of your work. Finally, you will create a written artist’s statement that will be read during the final critique.

Choose one of these options for your final project:
-Work on a collaborative sound and video work with a student from the Electronic Music Composition class for full-dome projection in the Planetarium.
-Create an unexpected public presentation of video and/or sound.
LINKS: - electronic graffiti in public spaces, etc. - amazing sound artist in public spaces, etc. - nice animation in public space, etc.

-Other (collaborate, genius concepts, etc.)

Monday, November 16 Assign Final Projects
Wednesday, November 18 PROJECT PROPS DUE/Web Site demo
Monday, November 23 Sound and Video Works part 1
Wednesday, November 25 Open Lab
Monday, November 30 Sound and Video Works Part 2
Wednesday, December 2 Sound and Video Works Part 3
Monday, December 7 FINAL CRITIQUE PART 1
Monday, December 14 FINAL CRITIQUE PART 2