I hope you haven’t all forgotten about last semester and the fabulous work you did. Every year, City Tech’s English Department sponsors the Literary Arts Festival, and with it, a writing competition. One category added in the last couple of years, Graphic Text, hasn’t received the attention it should. That means there’s a great chance for all of you to submit your work and compete to win! What would winning mean? Recognition at the Literary Arts Festival on March 26th at 5:30pm. Your name in the program. A. Cash. Prize.
Check out the poster, read the description for the Graphic Text Award, and note that today is the last day to submit your work. Maybe you have something you’ve been working on, or have transformed your Humument from last semester into a multi-frame text and want to submit that. I encourage you to send in your work, and soon!
In class on Monday, we discussed the next reading, which was actually a series of images that combine the visual and the written, in the form of a reinvented book by Tom Phillips, what he entitled A Humument. Please review the official site–not just the home page but the other pages on the site. On the essays page, please choose one of the essays (not necessarily the first one), and read it to get a sense of what others have said about the project. I also encourage you to do a Google Image search for A Humument to see as many different pages as possible. Which pages stand out to you, and what design principles do they demonstrate? We will discuss this in class on Wednesday.
We will also workshop Project #4, so please have a copy of your work either in print or available to you electronically (we will do this in N1122). You might also bring copies–print or electronic–of the research you have done so you can work on incorporating it into your project.
At the end of class, if time permits, we will visit the Student Research Poster Session. Our learning community has a poster there, designed by Prof. Spevack using your work from the Grace Gallery show! We’ll look at other posters there, too, to think about how image and text combine to communicate the work these posters represent.
After class, some of you have appointments with me in my office, N520. We’ll need to keep to a tight schedule to fit all of these appointments in.
At 3:00 in N119, there will be an event linked to the poster session, the Undergraduate Research Mixer, which is a great opportunity to meet faculty members interested in mentoring undergraduates in research projects, and other students interested in or currently conducting research here at City Tech. There will be a reception at the event as well. Worth checking out!
Join me tonight from 6-8:00 for a great opportunity to go to the opening of Wonder: First Encounters with Green-Wood, a photography exhibit at Brooklyn Historical Society featuring work by your ADGA classmates! You can read more about this on the City Tech website, the CUNY Events Calendar, and BHS’s website.
If you are interested in attending the opening, please let me know either via email, OpenLab message, or by replying to this post. I can give you directions for you to meet me at BHS or can meet you at City Tech beforehand and we can walk there together. If you’re interested but can’t make it tonight, the exhibit will run through January 15th, so you can go on your own or with some classmates. We’re planning a field trip to BHS this semester, but I don’t know that we’ll have a chance to see the exhibit then.
***If you attend and write a blog post about the show–at least 300 words–you will earn extra credit that can be applied wherever needed in your ENG 1101 grade.***
This Learning Community for ADGA students taking ADV1100 & ENG1101 will include field trips, hands-on projects, and cross-sensory experiences to help you discover and express your creative vision.