CT101 Final Blog Post & Presentation Information

*CT101 Final Class Presentations & Final Blog Post Information*

**Please read all of the information below carefully & mark your calendars**

E-mail me with any questions at Ryan (at) ryanseslow.com or rseslow (at)york.cuny.edu

  1. **Final Website Presentations: Each student will be presenting their personal websites to the class on the date listed below. Students will give a short-guided tour of their website and share a few words on successes, frustrations and an over-all assessment of our course. Each student will have 4-5 minutes to do this. Your website presentation is Mandatory.

*The Tuesday section of CT101 will give their final website presentations on TUESDAY 5/21 from 10AM-12PM

*The Thursday section of CT101 will give their final website presentations on THURSDAY 5/16 from 10AM -12PM

2.***Final Blog Post Submission – Each student will publish a Final Class Assessment blog post to either their own website or to the CT101 website. You will E-Mail the link of this blog post to me ( ryan (at) ryanseslow.com or rseslow (at) york.cuny.edu ) no later than Tuesday 5/21 at Midnight. Your final blog post is Mandatory, must include answering the questions below and be sent to me via e-mail.

The final blog post will be a detailed re-cap of what you have learned in CT101, and what grade have earned in our class? (Yes, you must include this!) What did you enjoy about our class and how you will apply your new skills into the world. Will you maintain and keep up your website? If so, how? If not, Why not? Your final blog post should include a culmination of images, videos, GIFs, hyperlinks and writing. Please let this post display the best of your skills sets learned and applied! (Images, GIFs, Hyperlinks and supporting Verbiage!)

*BOTH PARTS ABOVE ARE 100% MANDATORY.

E-mail me with any questions at Ryan (at) ryanseslow.com or rseslow (at)york.cuny.edu

The CT101 GIF the Portrait Collab is LIVE!

The CT101 GIF the Portrait Collab – Spring 2019 Edition!

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1z5I2d6kBVBtge0Yv1STQfgzHM_2BiGLu

The link above is an active google drive folder that contains all of the source content that amounted to the collaborative GIFs above. CT101 students from 2 sections at CUNY York College contributed to the project. But wait! This is only part 1! There is more to come, that is why the link above is so vital!

The synopsis, portraits of people who influence and or inspire us are used as a subject for the group animation. The images are re-sized and rendered in photoshop. Then, they are stacked into frames to produce the fast morphing effect. Then, they are extended for further hacking, reorganizing and the re-manipulating of the images, GIFs and video content available. We want to push this idea further!

In class on 4/9 we talked about using the Quicktime application as a video looping / capturing display and presentation platform. (the video above is an example) What are the potentials of multiple screen recordings and overlaying videos to create expansive ways to communicate our content? We are curious.

What will you do next? Will you take the risk of clicking on the google drive link to expand the unknown?  We hope so! Outcomes can be added to the CT101.us media library or e-mailed directly to me here – Rseslow@york.cuny.edu

Get Busy!

Vintage Travel Poster Remix

Today in CT101, we created our own take on vintage travel posters from a DS106 assignment. We used photoshop to add our creativeness on the posters that we chose. I chose a travel poster of London, seeing as how I want to visit one day. I want to explore the tourist sites such as Big Ben which is in the poster and The London Eye, where you can see all of the country on the ride. The process of remixing the poster was not difficult. I edited and deleted the original words and the watermark on the top left corner as well as the copyright on the bottom. Then, I added the phrase, “It’s always a blast in CT101 at the bottom with an image of a rocket ship launching. I liked this assignment and I enjoyed making it into my own .

BEFORE 

AFTER 

Memes are art. Let me explain

The debates about “are memes art,” will never end. Those who consider art sacred will see memes as a joke, considering most memes are just that, a joke. However if you go by the definition of “art” then memes fit the criteria.

Art= the expression or application of human creative skills and imagination.

Whether you accept it or not, memes are a form of expression. With the simple use of photoshop anyone can create a meme to express their feelings about literally any thought that pop into their heads. Just today I was on my way to York, knowing I had a long day ahead of me, looking forward to CT101, while dreading my late class, English270.

Here are some memes, or should I say works of art I created to express how I feel about my Tuesday schedule.

 

CT101, the YORK College Cross Course Collab Part II

The Original Version of the Altered Portraits

CT101, the YORK College Cross Course Collab Part II

This fall semester the students at CUNY York College collaborated on the annual GIF the Portrait project.

CT101 is a digital storytelling course that fosters the understanding and application of digital tools while creating a digital identity on the Internet at large!

We knew the project would be a fine fit for the NET-Art open call for submissions via the CUNY academic commons.

This project will be live on the NET-ART website as of 12/12/18

CT101 has two sections this fall semester. Whilst learning some new blogging skills each student was asked to write an individual post about someone who inspires and motivates them. They were asked to share why and add contextual links for further clarification. (these can be found on the ct101 website) Using the portrait of that person selected we learned basic electronic image manipulation skills with adobe photoshop. Students also made some basic sequential motion graphics with those manipulated images. Then, they were asked to extract one single still-frame from their individual animations to contribute to the animations above. The result is a fast moving collaborative sequence of portraits. The portraits quickly morph and fragment into a series of animated iterations. Does the word ENERGy come to mind? We hope so (along with a little glitch aesthetic, we hope for that too). After the first animated collab was published, we began pushing the piece further by “examining the potentials of what else may happen?”

Students are now working on screen grabbing the consolidated GIFs and pushing them forward into “various otherness” using the mobile apps below.

Would you like to remix one? What is stopping you?!!

Stay tuned!

Glitche’ – glitche.com

to.be camera – to.be/camera

Giphy Cam – https://giphy.com/apps

Instagram – http://Instagram.com

VHS CAM – http://rarevision.com/vhscam

Assembly Design App – http://assemblyapp.co

Ultra-Pop

Ultra-Pop -Infinite

GifVid (simple tool to covert GIF to Video, Video to GIF on the phone)
iColorama S rich featured image editor that maintains full resolution of images
Decim8 Glitch
ImgPlay – Awesome GIF maker!
Back Eraser – Great to remove background areas and make layers.
Imaengine – Tons of filters, vector conversions, stills & video
Hyperspektiv – Tons of filters, stills and video

 

The GIF the Portrait project is an open project promoted by the NET-ART website on the academic commons. Would you like to join in and submit? Lets chat!