Alicja Kwade

I recently came across the works of artist Alicja Kwade, who is based in Berlin, Germany. In her works, Kwade experiments with and manipulates our perceptions of how objects usually occupy time and space. In several of her works for example, everyday objects are bent, rotated, mirrored, or distorted in a surrealistic way. For example,…

Love Letters

When we were doing our public art installation a man told me about another mural project in west Philly that had to do with love letters. When I looked it up I found this video and thought it was so awesome! So similar to our project and really awesome mural artwork.   https://vimeo.com/12727733

The Kids in the Shoe

One of my favorite childhood animation series was Max Fleischer’s Color Classics, which ran from 1934 to 1941 and produced thirty-six shorts. One of my favorites was The Kids in the Shoe (1935), based on the popular nursery rhyme “There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe”. This animated short follows a day in…

Somewhere in Dreamland

One of my favorite childhood animation series was Max Fleischer’s Color Classics, which ran from 1934 to 1941 and produced thirty-six shorts. One of my favorites was Somewhere in Dreamland (1936), which is about two young and hungry siblings who live in poverty but one night have a dream about “Dreamland”. Walking through the wondrous and…

Know Your Asian Artist

My friend created this whole thing, where a traditionally well known western artist is paired up with an Asian artist with a similar artistic style. I think it’s especially important to highlight Asian artist since Asians are often an overlooked minority group. http://www.knowyourasianartist.com/  

Film Photography

It’s literally film photography as in photographing famous films. More accurately photographing objects from famous films. Jordan Bolton curates almost a museum like collection of objects from movies like Grand Budapest Hotel, Her, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and The Royal Tenenbaums. Each poster gives the exact feel of the movie because of the items, the colors,…

What art era are we in now?

This question came to me when I was looking over some of my old art from high school. There were movements of Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, etc., but what is the “movement” or style today? When I did research to find out the answer, I found that there were so many different opinions. “Post Modernism” is…

Haerbin ice festival

When we were talking about public art during the class, I was reminded of the Haerbin snow festival in China. Every January 5th there are be sculptures, houses, buildings, castles, even palaces made of snow and ice. Colorful lights shine through them during the night. People play in the huge frozen kingdom  and hold ice sculpture competition….

Material Ecology

One of my friends from home recently had Neri Oxman as a guest lecturer and told me to look her up. Oxman is an incredibly cool architect/designer/academic who “conducts research at the intersection of computational design, digital fabrication, materials science and synthetic biology.” She received her PhD in Design Computation as a Presidential Fellow at MIT…

The Opte Project

During project 3, I was reminded about this project I had heard about in one of my classes about information visualization. This is a project about visualizing how the Internet communicates data and how networks are interconnected. Barrett Lyon used a collection of programs that collectively output an image of the networks’ relationships on the Internet….

Mask and Wig: Grandmas Smoke Crack

Outside of class, one of the activities I’m involved with on campus is Mask and Wig, the oldest all-male musical comedy troupe in the country (it’s a lot of qualifiers). One of my favorite responsibilities as part of the Business Staff  is directing, filming, and editing our video bits. This video bit was featured in…