Manovich

Lev Manovich breaks down new media into five categories: numerical representation, modularity, automation, variability, and transcoding. Automation stands out to me the most, he stated, “Thus human intentionality can be removed from the creative process, at least in part.” I disagree, humans can never be removed from the creative process as creativity involves a living person. Human has the ability to think with emotions which computers do not. Creativity is the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of artistic work. Computers can never have the ability to imagine or create unique or original ideas since computers run on the algorithm that is made by a human. There is a thin line that can never be crossed between humans and computers. Computers can do many human jobs but definitely cannot do creative jobs.

Additionally, Lev Manovich stated, “The character, generated by a computer in real-time, communicates with the through user natural language; it also tries to guess the user’s emotional state and to adjust the style of interaction accordingly.” This is definitely a very fascinating idea and does have the possibility to be true in the future. We have Alexa and Siri who communicates in real-time (sort of) but lack human emotion. It is different to teach computers about emotions; even humans cannot understand the emotions of each other.

Animations

Going through this lecture series was actually super interesting, and kept my interest till the very end. I always imagined that animation was just cartoons. But after looking at the series, I learned that animation can be making a bunch of drawings on pieces of paper, then flip those pieces of paper so the drawings go by in a sequence. I was shocked that this would be considered animation, as to my interpretation animation was digital moving animation. After clearing this perception I saw all the examples which broadened my perception of the different types of animations. To pick my favorite from those would definitely be the phenakistoscope. The simplicity out of all the others just stood out and made the animation so creative. The effort and attention to detail that was present was just eye appealing. All of them had this story to tell and I kept watching them, again and again, to focus on the details that the artist might have put in the work. Another video watch was Rejected, it was not something that I would be interested in. The humor (sarcasm) seemed not very appealing and the imagery was disturbing. To me simplicity and focusing on details are and creating something is more appealing. For instance, the flipbook was very interesting. One thing that stuck out was the different speed of all the different animals, for instance, the cheetah was fast and elephants was slow. This art was very innovative and eye appealing to watch as it.  Lastly, the classic mickey mouse has always been fun to be entertained by but now understanding all the work that goes behind it was a really essential skill to learn. Understanding these different forms really gave me a great understanding of animation and made them super interesting for me. Looking at how animation has evolved has really made it much more understandable in terms of understanding how it has developed into better and what we have now.

 

Saltz Reading

I am a firm believer Of the quote that “You are the author of your own life story”  in one’s own uniqueness and creativity, everyone has some unique talent which needs to be discovered and brought to everyone’s notice. it’s easier to convince your story rather than someone else. Every time you share your story, it’s a reminder that you’ve lived it and that it has value. You’ll be interesting to tell your own story if you share your own experience to your children that includes your positive moments and your negative moments, and how you overcame them-you give your children the skills and the confidence they need to feel they can overcome some hardships that they’ve felt. An artist can become a great artist if they have a vision coming out of their own creativity based on their present or past experience. Your story will heal you and will heal somebody else. When you tell your story you free yourself and give other people permission to acknowledge their own. It’s important that we nurture and protect these memories. Things change and existence means change. So you have the power to say “This is not how my story will end”.

Artist Assignment 2

In today’s world where life has gotten complex and unpredictable, humans are facing many challenges and stress. More and more people are working from enclosed offices where they spend hours without movement. All the work is technology-based and this drains one’s entire energy and it is a proven fact that our maximum energy loss is through our eyes. I would like to design a workstation where we can create a lens which can be our eyes

ARTIST ASSIGNMENT 3

Sitting in the Kitchen I heard the water leak one droplet at a time from the faucet. I never paid attention to this voice before. But now that I sat down it echoed, and it muffled as they traveled away from the source. I was alone, relaxing in the kitchen it was oddly quiet and the noise really filled my ears with this music. My attention went across to the kitchen sink and I heard the soft noise coming from the faucet it was really appealing, and calming.

Manovich Reading

Lev Manovich breaks down new media into five categories: numerical representation, modularity, automation, variability, and transcoding.  Automation stands out to me the most, he stated, “Thus human intentionality can be removed from the creative process, at least in part.” I disagree, humans can never be removed from the creative process as creativity involves a living person. Human has the ability to think with emotions which computers do not. Computers can never have the ability to imagine or create unique or original ideas since computers run on the algorithm that is made by a human. There is a thin line that can never be crossed between humans and computers. Computers can do many human jobs but definitely cannot do creative jobs. Additionally, Lev Manovich stated, “The character, generated by a computer in real-time, communicates with the through user natural language; it also tries to guess the user’s emotional state and to adjust the style of interaction accordingly.” This is definitely a very fascinating idea and does have the possibility to be true in the future. We have Alexa and Siri who communicate in real-time (sort of) but lack human emotion. It is really hard to teach computers about emotions even humans cannot understand the emotions of each other.