Goodbye CT101: Final Post

It’s finally the end of the semester, and all the days I had been anticipating this, I’m sadden that I have to leave CT101. In a class that separates you from your typical College academia, CT101 had brought a new realm to learning, and lets students fully immerse themselves in work where they can truly express what they feel. This class had taught me so much, and I have truly gained an immense amount of knowledge in working with programs where I can express my creative side that I’ve been so longly been searching for.

I have always turned to the use of technology to make up for my lack in artistic abilities.giphyBut being in CT101 helped my expand and polish my skills in creating art using technology. I have re-learned how to use photoshop more efficiently and learned to create gifs for any possible moment in life! I learned different art works, beneficial websites such as Newhive and amazing apps such as Glitche. And I finally learned the labeling of the music and art genre of Vaporwave, after years of not knowing what it was called. tumblr_mvt3rcalrr1qc1jg4o1_400So of course my favorite project of the semester had to be creating my own vaporwave art

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Along with creating vaporwave, I enjoyed learning how to glitch images first.img_9077

Professor Seslow and Professor Smith had made the semester’s teachings easy to follow and comprehend through their tutorials. The most frustrating part of creating things such as glitch art or net art was to create everything manually without the use of anything other photoshop. I wish there had been more classes(weird to say I know) just so I could take advantage of the class more and learn more skills to help me one day in creating a clothing brand or creating films.

CT101 had given me the opportunity to achieve one of my dreams in life in making a website. I have always wanted to create a website where I can freely post and say any thoughts or feelings I have over certain criteria. I have longed to write for top website or blogs for style or music such as Complex and Hypebeast because I have always taking interest in it. In creating my website renaissanyce.com, I was able and granted 100% creative freedom to share my thoughts with the community and keep myself as well as others updated on all things in fashion, art, music, sports, etc. As I had explained in my choosing a domain post, my domain name explains everything I want to share with the world. Like of the renaissances of the past, I want to create, as well as share all things that are art, style, music, and sneakers.

I made my website very simplistic, using the pixgraphy theme, which was the most appealing to me. In the mindset of creating my website in magazine style, I have a single menu with different categories I am most interested in (style, music, art, sneakers) and a home page to show recent post, as well as an about page stating what my website is intended for, on the top of my site. I post current news, reviews, thoughts on all things pertaining to style, music, art and sneakers, that I update with the news I take the most interest towards. I had also created a logo for my site using the picsart app to go along with the modern simplicity.img_4330-2

I used the a close friend’s photography that I had edited as my background image that shows what my website is about essentially, in being the thoughts of the children in urban areas and a slice of the views of the youth and trending.cropped-img_4328-1-1

After the semester I’m going to continue to update my website, more  frequently so, having not to worry over school, and hopefully continue to have my website gain exposure and become established with the best of the similar websites, such as Hypebeast. But in achieving that goal, I’m going to have to find my own right of way to it, and find more individualized ideas to express rather than the collective drawn from the common. Like Audrey Watter had stated, I have to be aware of my digital identity, and I have to avoid the plagerism and ideas of others to be more innovated and independent to the masses.

AmeriKKKan KKKorruption (Time for Necessary Distraction)

amurikkka“Make America Great Again.” A statement that had won over the hearts of the public. I clearly understand why many people feeling like voting doesn’t make a difference in the outcome of the election, stating “my vote doesn’t count,” when the electoral college determines the president over the popular vote. In our nation that sets forth our rights as a democratic society that grants us the freedom of speech, our voice isn’t truly heard. Where a nation “built by the people for the people” is nothing but another subliminal hanging in the midst, how easily it’s disproven through our voice nominating Hilary to win the popular vote had shown no avail.

Acknowledging the thoughts and feelings from David Remnick’s article in the New Yorker, I agree the presidential election is a complete American tragedy. It’s crazy how easily swayed society is nowadays. But who can blame “us” when we’re just forced fed lies, through GMOs and subliminals.  Donald Trump, a man so blunt, so foolishly ignorant, had become our nation’s president.. But the people are more to blame than him. The man clearly stated his agenda that publicly announced his discrimination against other races and religions, his views on the individuals of our society, and not to mention his slandering of the woman populous. You have just elected a man who wants to build a wall.. A man who wants to create a system to keep track of the Muslim population… From the times of internment camps for the Japanese, or the concentration camps for the Jewish.. It’s history repeating itself. The people have just voted for their end, all in the belief to “Make America Great Again.” Congratulations people, you have just elected the next Hitler.

The video below shows artist Amine have a very special message for the people during his performance on Jimmy Fallon:

 

The “Purple Box” is Back!

Nike SB is set to release a dunk high that pays homage to the “Purple Box” series that included heat…

Nike SB is set to release a dunk high that pays homage to the “Purple Box” series that included heat such as the: Dinosaur Jrs., MF Dooms and the Send Help SBs. The commemorative shoe features an ostrich leather toe box, premium black suede uppers, and a silver overlay lining. This SB also features a translucent outsole, purple laces and a shoe box graphic on the heel to commemorate the “Purple Box” series. The insoles feature a design showing the commemorative boxes over the years. The shoe is basically the MF Dooms with purple laces, if you want a comparison.

The “Purple Box” SBs are slated to drop on December 26th on the Nike SNKRS App for approximately $130 USD. Be ready!

Net Art

I took on the task of creating Net Art. Following the tutorials made by Professor Ryan Seslow and Professor Michael Branson Smith.

In creating Net Art, I started conceptualizing what I wanted to do. So I proceeded to search for images that would spark an idea. Being in New York, there’s inspiration all around, and one staple being the MTA, so I decided to use a train window as a template.

I opened my image in Photoshop and started using the background eraser tool to create the transparency i needed to overlay it on top of a gif. After the tedious work of creating the open space needed, I searched for some gifs on the internet that would connect with a train window. After sometime searching, I stumbled upon a glitched building gif, and my immediate thought was “this is perfect.”

Skipping the steps of having to create my own glitched art, I went on Newhive and created an account to start with the overlaying of my transparent image. Newhive was really easy to use, and offered a lot of features that are useful for future projects. I uploaded the gif first, then the transparent image over, and i resized both for it to look consistent. I then used quicktime player to record the animation for a few seconds.

After I had the recording, I went on Giphy to upload and process my gif. Below are my results.

 

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After making the first gif, I felt I want to change the transparent image to windows to fit hit another aspect of the urban route.

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