Surrealism

23 05 2011

“Homeland”

By: Oscar Wilde

Mechanical

By: Ramin Hossaini

Tastes Like Chicken

Tastes like chicken

By: Cayusa

The AIGA is a professional association for design. It advances designing as a professional craft. In the article i read the author of it was basically preparing people that wanted to go into designing for what’s going to happened. He say three main parts. One, “Live in the moment…Ok now you live in this moment.” Two, “You’ll never get anywhere in life going step by step. You have to run people down.” Three, Go out into the world and write about what scares you most, even if its still yourself.”

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Pirates of Sillicon Valley

15 04 2011

Rating: 4

The movie was basically about how the many different computers and types of computer started and who started them and produced the ideas for the computers. Steve job was a very harsh man that kept apples sales going up throughout the movie, but many people didn’t like his strategy. In my eyes Steve Jobs was somewhat of a hypocrite because he stated that company’s steal from other company’s, but when bill stole his ideas or software he had a problem with it. The people  in this movie had dreams of developing a new computer and selling it for lots of money and  thats what they ended up doing.

The movie was a good movie. It show how everything started and what they had to go through to get things started. Steve jobs was a “donkey” for most of the movie, keeping people up all night to work on his computers and when they had fallen asleep he would shut off their computers and make them start all over. Many people began to hate Steve Jobs. He wasn’t even there for his daughter and wife/girlfriend. Bill gates was like Steve Jobs in that he came up with ideas, but wasn’t as vicious or demanding as Steve Jobs was. Now thinking back at the movie i don’t remember much about the other people. I remember what they looked like, but i dont recall their names. They wanted to fulfill their dream and they did.





David Hockney’s work

11 04 2011

 

David Hockney was born on July 9, 1937 in Bradford, England. . His parents Laura and Kenneth Hockney only wanted  the best education for their children. David Hockney was a  very unique person and never cared what other people thought of him. He attended Bradford Grammar School and enjoyed his art classes making him want to become an artist. Hockney enrolled in the College of Art and become painting. His paintings were abstract and allowed him to deal with love in public, but still showed manner. He graduated with honors then went to the Royal college in London. At the royal college he felt at home. No rules and regulations that he didn’t agree too. There he also began to befriend other gay men. The summer of 1964 Hockney was invited to teach at the University Of Iowa. In December 1964, Hockney went to London to talk on homosexual imagery in America.  Then Hockney fancied a nineteen year old boy and claims he was everything he wanted in a man. Attractive , young, smart, innocent, and in need of some Hockney. Schlesinger moved in with Hockney. After a while the relationship between the too became a little shaky. The age difference was becoming a problem. Hockney decided to travel and when he returned he found Schlesinger moved to Paris and had been having an affair. Hurt yet relieved Hockney moved on with life. Hockney became to do photo collages. He was amazed with the idea of seeing things through a window frame.





The Codex and the illuminated manuscript

17 03 2011




Secrets of The Rosetta Stone

17 03 2011

Rating: 3

The movie was interesting yet boring in my opinion. I think the interesting part was when they used the rosetta stone to decipher other languages and writings. The video





Hieroglyphics and Egyptians

28 02 2011

Hieroglyphics in a tomb

 

Hieroglyphics in a temple

 

Hieroglyphics on papyrus

 





Cuneiform and the sumerians

16 02 2011

This is the Summerians early cuneiforms. This one is simple. The writing is spaced out and larger then the other writings.

This is the sumerians evolved cuneiform. The writing is smaller and fitted tightly on the page. This also looks more elaborate then the other one.

This is the Akkadian Cuneiform. Its very detailed and the cuneiform itself is tiny looking. Looks neater then the other forms of cuneiform.

1. Nomadic civilization- Well, nomadic people are communities of people who move from one place to another,  instead of staying in one place.

2. The Sumerians used a visual form of communication to  keep track of business transactions.

3. Sumerians “wrote” records by wetting the clay, forming it into flat surfaces, an creating a wedge shaped stylus made from reeds to make impressions into the clay surface. Then the clay was put outside in the sun to dry. The medium used was clay.

4.A pictogram is an ideogram that conveys its meaning through its pictorial resemblance to a physical object. An ideograph is a graphic symbol that represents an idea or concept. A pictograph  uses pictures or symbols to represent an amount of data.