Fahrenheit 451 Art Piece
This artwork is designed to introduce a new concept into an original piece of work that people never knew could be created. It ignites a new form of art that can potentially cause the viewer to rethink the whole concept of the subject. It also depicts a message that will give a certain vibe to the viewer. Every other art piece that is similar to this one, such as the “Humument” has its own message and vibe that is conveyed, and can be brought forth by using certain colors. The saturation, or even the hue of each color is a significant trait that can either bring together, or take away from the concept of the art.
My art piece in particular is from the text of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Coming from the first page, I skimmed the paragraphs in search of words that could be placed together in order to make a new sequence. I had to decide if I wanted the sentence to carry out the same message from that of the novel, or if it should take a different direction. In the end it seems to convey the same dark vibe compared to a story about a Utopian society. It was not a difficult goal. It took about 5 minutes to find the proper words that coincide with each other and maintain a certain meaning. I was left with a satisfying result that states, ” It was his head-burning down- and the fireflies in the furnace died and grinned- Later- that smile never ever went away- he walked one inch along the earth as he felt the air there, and detected the temperature rise ten degrees”. The sentence structure has a flow that is broken, which makes the sentence seem incomplete.
In order to find the correct color for this art piece, I had to determine what would represent the message that is being conveyed. In the piece, there are numerous references to heat which in my opinion, can portray an “evil” tone. Words such as ” burning”, “furnace”, or even “rise ten degrees”, let me know that I need to search for colors that represent high energy. The colors that immediately came to mind was red, yellow, and orange. Generally, these are colors that you see in flames, or any thing that involves heat, which can give off high amounts of energy. I chose to adjust these colors in Adobe Illustrator to make a color palette so that I have a guide for the process. This is the most interesting part of the art piece, because it is the most engaging by allowing me to experiment with numerous colors. In the process of searching for the best color, I discovered colors that seemed like some sort of an illusion. I had to make sure the colors were not too saturated because it would take away from the high energy that I need to convey. After this portion of the piece was complete, I was left with the colors red, red-orange, and yellow orange.
Figuring out how to get these colors onto the actual piece was another project in itself. I printed out several copies of the text to experiment on in order to see which one will come out the best. I decided to make the words pop out from the rest of the page by outlining them with jagged lines. This is a technique used in comic art to depict an explosion or catch the readers attention. I then used a lay out palette that showed the dominant colors that would be the background shade of this piece. The secondary colors would be where I want the readers attention to be drawn to. This section contains colors with the least saturation and high value. The main purpose of this art work is to emphasize the mood of the text by highlighting the key words that make it this way it is. The end result depicts a new scene for readers, that holds a similar concept.
Quorum- The smallest number of people that must be present in a meeting in order for decisions to be made
I first heard this word earlier in the day during my morning English class. The Professor used this vocabulary term because of the low amount of students in the class at the time. So she still decided that it was enough to begin. I was confused when I first heard this word because I had no idea what she was saying. After a quick search in the Webster dictionary it was obvious what was being said. It took a few seconds and I learned a simple new term.
For this review, I decided to walk the route that was presented by my fellow intern, Kevin. This route is a simple and easy way to get from City Tech to the Borough Hall train station without having to deal with crowds or too many distractions. It also gives you the chance to view many significant landmarks such as the Brooklyn Bridge or the Christopher Columbus statue. Even though I had already viewed many of these aspects before, I had to imagine that I am not familiar to the area that the route was taking me through. With this in mind, I could focus and appreciate the important things that the route brings up. As a result, it would allow me to learn more about the environment.
When I first began the walk, I was able to easily follow most of the directions given. From the starting point, the direction I was supposed to go in was fairly described and helped me to visualize what I needed to keep an eye out for even before I saw it. This descriptive language is what carries me through the rest of this route. He emphasized the details of certain areas on the block that indicate where I am supposed to turn or where I should pay a little more attention to. The only thing I may suggest is that he adds a bit more description to support the the directions he was trying to convey. At times I found my self taking a pause to try and find where I last left off in the instructions. It was as if I was left on edge for a brief moment but then found my way after careful observation.
For this route, The time of day that it was taken properly complemented the very details that needed to be witnessed. The view of the Brooklyn Bridge caught my attention because it was so easy to spot in day light. However, that doesn’t mean that it wouldn’t have me in awe with the glistening lights during the night. In my opinion, following directions in this specific area is easier to accomplish during the day. This way it can be properly understood and taken again at any other time. This route especially can be taken at any point because once you understand it, you can take more time to appreciate the man made beauty as well as the peacefulness that is mentioned in this Aesthetic mapping.
This article by Juana Summers depicts a technique that not many people may know about called diagramming sentences. For people who are not familiar with this concept, it is often seen as confusing and not useful when it comes to using it in the subject.In this specific structure, the sentence is nearly impossible to make out for most. In some ways it is described as a way for people to ” draw a picture of what the language looks like”. But according to most students, this concept is”an intrusion or as an absolutely confusing,crazy thing that they couldn’t understand”. However, if they’re taught in a way that they can easily grasp, it will allow them to structure sentences much more effectively. The example given in the beginning of the article clearly displays how this technique should be executed.
This article by Lex Berko brigs up a concept that an individual can choose between a faster route, or a route that is more pleasant to experience. He shows that the primary job for maps is just to get you to a certain destination. But it doesn’t tell what you can encounter on during the course of your travel. the Yahoo company who ones Flickr uses this to conduct experiments to go into depth with their concept. They came to the conclusion that a route that is considered to be more pleasant would take a person a few minutes out of their way. Whether the person decides to sacrifice time or not varies.
When I read this article I immediately thought about other companies that are beginning to offer these kind of features in their map apps. In the next year or two, this may be something that every map will have as an option. It makes me think of how much we are beginning to advance with technology to the point where we can choose between something this simple. In my opinion, I would be interested in taking a detour, if it meant that I could visit the candy store near the supreme court on the way to class. Taking such a route would be more pleasant for me because I get to visit one of the only stores in Brooklyn that is fully dedicated to candy. Therefore my motive for taking a different route would be for food. It’s generally different for everyone because each individual has their own idea of what a pleasant route would be.
Title: “A literary visitor strolls in from the airport”, article by Charles McGrath
This passage entails a story about a Mr. Self, A cab driver from London who comes to New York for the first time on December 6, 2006. The text captures the idea that walking throughout the city is not a common today as it used to be many years ago. It reveals Mr. Self’s past as a heavy alcoholic and and a serious drug addict. It also shows how he managed to put that aside by beginning walking as a replacement or a form of coping. McGrath shows how walking through the city of New york caused Mr. Self to be able to see aspects of the land that many others have not discovered because they drive rather than walk. He even says, “People don’t know where they are anymore” with a tone of slight frustration because walking through an are is the only way left for a person to explore. It also connects to Colson Whitehead’s “City limits” with the concept of overlapping cities when Mr. Self points out the interface of a black and Hispanic neighborhood to an Orthodox Jewish area.Most individuals may not even notice that such an overlap exist because no one thinks of walking along highways, or even walking to the heart of the city all the way from an airport.
This article signifies a very dark time concerning the death of a woman and the near death of a child. The photos that were taken during this event bring back much emotions for people who heard about it or were in the are that day. The author explains how she never meant for things to turn out in such away. Originally, it was supposed to be a picture frame of a heroic fire fighter attempting to get a couple of citizens out of the way of danger. In an instant things took a turn for the worst when the platform collapsed and they could do nothing but go in the way of gravity. At that moment the author had caught several shots before the young lady fell to her demise. She explains that newspapers do not usually post any photos of death. She reveals that you never actually see a body of the person who died in the papers. She clearly expresses that death is apart of life, so what is the point of hiding something such as this.
In my opinion,if she had survived, these photos would have symbolized a whole new meaning. It would have been seen as a miracle that she survived such a fall. Therefore, these photos would have a more positive vibe. This article strikes me as informative because it opens my eyes to the fact that society tries to hide things from the public that they don’t believe should be seen. In a way it’s sort of a biased, because there are people who believe that a reality such as death should not be hidden especially if it is something that is apart of life.