The most interesting work I have done in this class was creating gifs, because it was the first time I have done so and I actually enjoy it. The least intersting thing I’ve done in this class would have to be the blogs, because I was never a fan of blogging. I don’t think this course is difficult at all, it’s easy because we are not forced to read text book and everyone can create their own works on what they like. Trying to get a high grade in this class would inspire me to create work, reflect on it, and post it. Looking at the progress check in form, I know i’m not where I want to be. I believe my lack of links and animations in my posts are hurting me. I will you this as motivation to incorporate the necessary links and animations in all my posts. Starting……Now!
In the case of Andy Baio, he took an original image from Jay Maisel, and altered it and made it his own and got sued because of it. Andy states, “It breaks my heart that a project I did for fun, on the side, and out of pure love and dedication to the source material ended up costing me so much — emotionally and financially”. I agree with him here because I believe his picture was fair use and it is not fair to him that he had to go through all of this. In Richard Prince’s case, he discusses how the lower courts decide how the artists can alter pictures. Prince states “Still, the appeal leaves it to the lower court to decide just how much an artist needs to affect an image in order to change it.” I believe an artist should be able to take a picture, change it to their liking and be able to use it without the law interfering.
I believe a student or faculty should have their own domain name because it gives them their own online identity which should be an extension of themselves. Last semester my friend and I planed on doing a sports and fashion blog. So i see sports and fashion as the best if both worlds. So i would call the website “BestofBothWorldss.com”.
I own a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Youtube, Google + (I know it’s a lot). Instagram is the one I check the most, I’m on instagram everyday, every hour, every second (not really). I keep my instagram public because I don’t post anything bad nor do I have anything to hide, and I go on my youtube every day to watch videos. I used to use my Facebook everyday but then it got boring for me so I only go on it to watch funny videos same thing goes for vine and twitter. I NEVER use Google +. Reading Danah Boyd article did not change my view on social media, because I already knew there is certain things you can’t put on social media.