Through some solid team collaboration and a lot of hard work, we managed to pull together a little glimpse into the life of a great designer and maker.
Our next assignment is to craft a video piece that will serve as a portrait of an artist. Our group has a few different ideas on who we want to focus on, so we are purposely keeping our process open-ended.
Our first assignment in Sound and Video was to develop a “sound walk” that would provide an audio track that augments or enhances a journey through a particular space. One of the restrictions was to limit it to places in the Tisch Building. Obviously, we chose to make it about where you can take a serious nap.
How have our lives changed since the advent of the computer age? What if this question had already been answered in the first decade of the 20th Century? Written at a time when computers were still considered people, E. M. Forster wrote a short story that presaged our current condition of screen addiction, social media frenzy, and the resulting feelings of isolation.
Today I spent my morning wandering the streets of Chinatown listening to Jamie Gong’s audio walk. Overall it was a really enriching experience. Somehow it managed to blend content and reality to produce a kind of early era augmented reality.
In February of 2007, Harper’s Magazine ran an article that described the conversation about a painting and the photograph that inspired that painting. Both Joy Garnett, the painter and Susan Meiselas, the photographer offered their views on their respective works and the looming lawsuit that never ensued. Meiselas was concerned about the context of the original photo which was removed in the painting. Perhaps Meiselas can be set at ease with the knowledge that context is never more than a few clicks or finger taps away.
Our first foray into the world of field recorders and specialized mics. While the act of hearing the world through a shotgun mic was totally fascinating, understanding the spatial relationship between recording device and recording subject required the capture of some video.