Monthly Archives: December 2014

Project#5: Reflection (not or the gallery)

As I did each part in this project along with the project#6 in ADV1100 class, it probably took two days to do. Thinking about ideas for the gallery, finding the right text to use, choose the right words that works and  brain storming on what point your coming across for the reader to understand.

Honestly I thought about the main idea to go for on the day we were assigned for this project. I didn’t have the document at that time, but I didn’t know what text to use. So, I chose to use a document from the humument page that contains the words I need that follows my main idea. By the way, the main idea was basically how people can’t always see what the other see in an artist perspective. So, we all have different ideas or meanings for what the image is displaying which can make another person think but stick with their own idea. I’m not trying to say that its a bad thing, but an interesting way we are as humans. We all are different. That’s why my title for the catalogue is named, “Differences”.

When I say that it took me two days, I mean two days to plan things out before I jumped into making my catalogue. I had to reread the text I chose over and over again and then chose the perfect words that flows well with my main idea. It wasn’t that easy, but I tried. As I finally felt happy with what I got, I got into writing the catalogue and the note with confidence.

Hope you like it!

What if you could choose between the fastest route and the most beautiful – Summary & Reflection


In Atlantic City Lab’s article “What if you could choose between the fastest route and the most beautiful” was an experiment to see how people consider the route in London whether it happy, quiet, beautiful, or natrual. The Lab researchers asked participants to decide which route will give them a unique feeling by selecting a pair of pictures of locations in London. While researcher gathers the data, they will also calculate what kind of the factors can affect people’s feelings, such weather, time. As a result, researcher can provide a precise route to the different people. In the end of the article, researchers also gathers information from Flicker, which is a photo sharing site that will help researcher to optimize the experiment. The data collected will help the researchers develop an interesting mobile app that soon could be interesting to use.


After I read the article, I believe the experiment is very thought out and intresting. The researchers try gather people’s emotion and calculate the unpredictable factors to make the mobile app as perfect as possible. In addition, I believe if I had the chance to choose which route will impact me the most, I will definitely take them. For me, repeating my route in every single day is very dull, I would rather spend little of my time to see something new. That mobile app will give each day different feeling, and that could change a persons attitude to life.

A Literary Visitor Strolls in From the Airport – Summary

In Charles McGrath’s article “A Literary Visitor Strolls in From the Airport” people who willing to spend extra time on different point of views will always discover more things than they can expected. Will Self is a writer, he had explored by walking from JFK Airport to the Manhattan Hotel. At the beginning, the author describes Self’s habits which being a drinker and drug-taker. After he decided to use walking to replace all his bad habits, he discovered there are many beautiful things in the world. The exploration makes Self’s feel excited he felt alive. Self is using different point of view to observe and discover the world, while other continually stand on the same viewpoint every day. We should all follow Self’s attitude, because once we changed view on things, we soon will discover more than we had before.

The Boston Photographs – Summary

In “The Boston Photographs” the author stated photos can strongly affect people’s mind more so than words. However, these photos sometimes violates people’s privacy and if its so emotionally scaring it can effect people negatively. The argument in the article to express a neutral opinion which side should we stand on. Should we encourage photojournalism to publish more pictures, or just simply describe it written? However, the article make a clear statement that the author is supporting photojournalism, because a photo represent firsthand experience that tells the truth to the society without any modification. Unfortunately some photos may give off negative emotions or rub people the wrong way because these photos are so real. The article point of view is that photojournalism is stronger than written journalism.

City Limits – Summary

In Colson Whitehead’s article “City Limits,” he introduced the idea that different people have different New Yorks. New York can be considered historical or modern, however, different generations will have different memories of New York. Whitehead, being a New Yorker, he observed how New York is changing every day. Even though New York continually changing, he able to link his memory and tell us his version of New York. The memory that Whitehead has will stay with him forever, and he would continue talks about it for time to come. In the end, we may see those old buildings replaced, or those old streets reconstructed, but the memories are valuable and that will sticks to us forever. In the end, every New Yorker has their unique memory of their version of New York.


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Over the semester I learned way more than I expected to in this course. I learned about different things in art that I’ve never heard of and did projects that I never attempted. Photoshop, illustrator, using inking pens and analyzing colors differently are all things I can take with me out of this class and in other classes and the real world. The hardest project for me was the animated mashup because I never touched photoshop until this class, and using it more helped me understand it and use it for later projects even though I still struggle with it at times. I will use what I learned in Graphic Design principles to help me excel in higher classes and apply to jobs in this field.

I also like how we get alot of work done during class and don’t just sit through lectures like regular classes. My favorite project was project 4 actually because  while I experimented with grays and colors it helped me learn about it also. I know now that you have to add in just the right amount of black to the color white to get a specific shade of grey. Achromatic grays and photoshop was what I learned the most about. Our peer mentor Loubna was also very helpful with the work and with things outside the class and now I know more about City Tech.

Project#5: Gallery Catalogue Entry

Love is a humument created by Jessica Pareja. The artist used a double page from the book  the famous Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. The interpretation shown is to bring out the artist piece in a different interpretation of the text. The artist had designed the piece to show the reading  from top going across and going to bottom with lines guiding the reader from word to word. The reading says “ I cannot nor any other man. I love myself. Love lent me counsel and I never would.”. After reading the piece, the artist wanted the readers to understand her feeling and thoughts. The artist wanted to express that someone dear to her left however, she just tries to love her inside in fear of getting hurt. It is designed to give off a sense of sadness, understanding, and fearful.

The artist used an analogous palette for the color choices of this piece. The colors are meant to give a sign of hope for these character. The theme might be love, looking for love but she just wants to be loved by people surrounding her. The blue and green as well as gray give off a positive color. The color shows more of a sad feeling and yet with the yellow it symbolism hope within herself.  The artist chose to draw a heart in the middle and colored it yellow to show around the words more clearly in the piece. The yellow heart is hope of love is within herself and it symbolism a light to her life. All the colors are around the heart to symbolism her darkness and fear. The colors around the heart is a violet blue, dark green, light green as well as gray. The words represented in the artwork can be seen clearly and they are in a rectangular shape. The lines are shaped in blue, the blue is sending out a message of sadness.

In the original text, the artist used Romeo and Juliet to show the opposite of being in love. In these scene the couple just started to fall in love with one another however, the artist try to do the opposite. The message is very different than what is on the original text has however, the artist felt like it was perfect for it describe sadness in love.The scene is when Romeo and Juliet just start falling in love and is actually giving a sense of love feeling. The message in the humument is the opposite, she wants to love herself and scared to love someone.

Overall, the readers and artists might question the artist choice in color or why that scene or they may find out their own intepretations to this humument. The artists main purpose is to leave the readers and viewers inspired and just have an understanding to her inner feeling. This feeling that have a hope and fearful start. The artist tried to used muted color and cool colors to show the impact of her situation and how slowly she grow out of it. The meaning of the piece is to feel love.