Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Wk 11 Digital Literacy

Today in digital literacy we were learning about Electronic Arts in the Digital World. We had to check out 2 of the artists that we were given that use the digital world to create art. I chose to look at Lucy Kimbal. She created a website, www.powerleague.org.uk. It is a site that you interact with and vote on, there are various different things like the most evil character on tv and the movies, or who in the world should have the most power, there is also one about global warming and you vote on what you think is the worst contributor to global warming. On that site there is also a lot of informatiom on global warming as well, then you go to another page and check out the results. It was a very interesting site from which you could learn quite a lot.
The 2nd artist I went to are Thomson and Craighead. They are british artists who use webcams to create some of there work. One of there works was showing the light in Tonga back in britain the day before. Because of the different time zones Tonga is ahead of Britain so they were able to show what the light was like on a certain date but back home it was still the night before. It is called Light From Tomorrow. The website is www.lightfromtomorrow.com. They have also used the same format of using webcams and filmed planes taking off from an airport called Short Films about Flying. They are bringing out another 10min film in July called A Short Film about War. It was made using some images from flickr and military and civilians blogs.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

week10 digital literacy

Three different ways to develop an online presence: Blogging - you can tell people about yourself, what you like, or talk about anything you wish, show photos of your artwork and yourself.
Through a website - you could create your own website about yourself and your art practice, add links to other relevant sites such as your blog, you can add photos of yourself as well as your artwork, a CV if you wish.
Other online communities such as 'thebigidea.co.nz' which is an online community for artists, where they can promote themselves, their work, and let people know of any shows or exhibitions that they may be having etc.
The best option for me I think at this stage would be a blog. Mainly because this is all new to me and I am still learning to use this. But when I am more confident I will certainly try the other options.