ZINE COLLAB in Print at the NYPL & More!

 

Dear CT101 Spring 2018 Students, (and Beyond!)

I hope that this message finds you all well! As the summer begins to winds down I wanted to alert you to a few things:

  1. First and foremost, our awesome class ZINE collaboration with my BMCC MMA100 Graphic Design students is now officially accessible in print and available at the NYPL at their 5th Avenue & 42nd Street location – DeWitt Wallace Periodical Room at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building . As a public space, all visitors to the NYPL can take out the zine for review. There are two copies reserved and forever archived. I will also be submitting 1 copy of the zine to the YORK College library on campus. I will let you know once it has been cataloged and is ready for viewing. You can also revisit, comment and contribute in reflection to the project by clicking on the graphic below.

https://bmccmma100.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2018/05/07/cross-cuny-bmcc-york-college-zine-collaboration/

PS – I would love to hear from you! Let me know what you are working on!

Good Energy!

Ryan

Copyright and whatever!

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In class we discussed Copyright and the fairuse act. In the TED conversation entitled “laws that choke creativity. Larry Lessig discussed the idea of copyright and how technology influences copyright. In the day and age we live in the internet, camera phones various social media apps makes copyright rules hard to apply. Once an image is up its very easy to screen shot something and make it your own or to remix it . So the question is where is that thin line. For example the harlemshake song that came out in 2013 was huge. The video link had clips from people but also using clips from the peanuts, the simpsons and even a news broadcast. Now the clips from the shows and news were not original for the harlemshake post however someone “remixed” them and added the music. Isnt that a part of copywriting?  But technically the actual harlem shake was a danced that originated in Harlem in the late 90’s early 2000. Where is the copyright for that?  I also found an interesting article on the Google books finally being Legal.  Google book provides free snippets of library books.

OK CT 101-Lets get into Formation! What made me happy this week!

King Bey!!!

I am actually happy I waited to do this post. The one and only Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter broke the internet Saturday when she released her song and video for Formation. Below is a Gif I made using imgur and a clip from her video.Pretty much my reaction once I saw the video

 

But Ms. Carter wasn’t finished there she went a performed the song at the half time show alongside Coldplay and Bruno Mars.

 

Reaction:

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*sidenote* Milly Rock is a dance that was started in Brooklyn (Jay Z Beyonce’s husband is from Brooklyn*

But Wait Key Bey..Lets get this straight:

  1. You released a new song and video
  2. You performed it a superbowl and slayed but she wasn’t finished….what else could King Bey do..drum roll please

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She announces her world tour!!!!!

 

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Yes King Bey!!!! Thank you for making my week, month, year. I will see you June 7th at CitiField 🙂

 

Then the internet World went crazy with memes:

http://twitter.com/ktgonkt/status/696514703460159489/photo/1

 

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York Student Excels on Canvas and Court

Published by Pandora’s Box By Chereese Sheen In elementary school, Tiandra Jones could always be found smelling the crayon boxes in art class. Her obsession for the faint smell of wax was only the beginning of her passion for art. Although Jones’ mother likes to take full credit for her artistic ability, Jones credits the … Continue reading York Student Excels on Canvas and Court

Published by Pandora’s Box By Chereese Sheen In elementary school, Tiandra Jones could always be found smelling the crayon boxes in art class. Her obsession for the faint smell of wax was only the beginning of her passion for art. Although Jones’ mother likes to take full credit for her artistic ability, Jones credits the … Continue reading York Student Excels on Canvas and Court