Discover: face #1

The three objects I selected¬†to use from the urban journey are a rock/pebble, a receipt, and something that looks like a tube but was unidentifiable. All these objects are unique in their own way and have their own story. For example, the rock is very dimensional, its color is white with some grays, and is filled with dirt from the place it was found at. The story it has that I can interpret, is that one day a group of construction workers were fixing the street and while they were doing their job a few pebbles and rocks started to fall in different directions and one of them landed on the sidewalk for me to find. The second object is the receipt, I found this item¬†on the grass of a buildings yard. It was crumpled up and filled with dirt. The story that can be¬†perceived from this is, one day a person came out of a store and while they were walking they crumpled up the receipt and threw it on the ground. It was then kicked around and swept by the wind to a bunch of different places while getting a bit dirty. Finally, the third item which is the tube thingy. I found this item on the edge of the sidewalk where pedestrians can hook their bikes so they can return for them later. This item looks like its a torn part from the full thing that’s why its unidentifiable. To describe it, its black, about the size of a fun size snickers and its dirty. The story that can be told about this item is that, as a person was riding their bike one day they accidentally broke off a piece from their bike and while they were hooking their bike on the pole to rest that certain piece fell off and was left their to collect dirt. Overall, the three items were interesting to work with even though they all were filled with dirt and germs from the street.

Sketches: Each sketch took about 4-5 min.

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What I observe:

  • Me with a smile on my face
  • In an airplane
  • There is a lot of pink

Interpretations:

  • He’s a happy kid
  • Likes to travel
  • He must like the color pink

Paragraph:

In class i shared most things about me but I left a few things out that I think are important for my personality. First of all pink is not my favorite color if that’s what you’re thinking from my profile picture then you’re wrong. The reason why my picture is all pink is because i went on vacation to cancun this summer and I went with about 26 people friends and family and since my mother is a home based travel agent she makes these shirts which happened to be pink this year that has all her business information on it but that sums up why the picture is all pink because thats the way i edited the borders to match my shirt. But i love to travel its like my top favorite thing to do besides playing basketball. Ive been to so many places like Cancun Mexico, Florida, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and more and even more to come, the top 3 places i would love to visit is Australia, Japan, and England. Another thing about me is that i love to smile and laugh if I’m not doing one of those things you already know there is something wrong with me. But i hope thats basically everything if i remember anything ill add it but thats about all there is to know about me.

 

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Urban Artifacts: Phase 1: Discover

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Sketches: each one took 35 minutes/ 2 hours and 20 minutes

On my urban journey I came across three artifacts that have a relationship of having unique characteristics. I’ve found a piece of tree bark, a bolt and a plastic screw. The tree bark is the biggest artifact from the bunch. The shape of the bark is both organic and geometric. The tree bark resembles a parallelogram but has bumps that give off an organic look. It has a smooth texture and probably came from an old tree since it was pretty brittle to pressure. The bolt is the smallest artifact and it has a geometric shape. The shape of the bolt is like a square on top of a cylinder. The bolt looks to be jagged and rusty. I found the bolt near a lamp post which is most likely its place of origin. The plastic screw has an organic shape and looks to be worn out.Although the origins of the screw is hard to trace, I feel like the screw is some type of compartment to a backpack. Regardless of how different these artifacts are, they are all seem to be in a worn out condition.

Urban Artifacts: Phase 1: Discover

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The three objects I discovered consist of a metro card, a beer can, and a cigarette end. The reason I picked those three items up was that I saw kind of a connection between them. And there was a word comes up to my mind when I put them together at the first time— PRESSURE. ¬†I can imagine that there is a man going into a subway station with his metro card. The subway takes him to his work place. After working for a whole day, he feels a lot of pressure from competition, and his boss. He is looking for some relaxation. So he starts smoking and drinking. And left a cigarette end and a beer can on the street. The metro card is in a geometric shape, having lines, corners, and edges and giving me a neatly feeling. The beer can and the cigarette end are very different from the metro card. They are in organic shape. Both of them are bended, having jagged edges. They look irregular and 3D.

Sketches: each drawing took around 7-10 minus/ an hour in total

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Urban Artifacts: Phase 1

My Discovery

My three urban artifacts that discovered seems to have nothing in common. Unless you put it in a category, ‚ÄúIn a use for everyday life‚ÄĚ. The three artifacts were a Kit Kat wrapper, Bobby Pin and a piece of plastic. Each artifact has a little bit of history of why it’s been left the place that I found. The Kit Kat wrapper was found near the gas station, it seems like someone ate the chocolate bar and just left the wrapper outside on purpose. Without thinking of throwing it in the garbage can. Or someone in the car, ate the chocolate bar and throw the wrapper out its window. Wrapper itself was not damaged, just wrinkles and the hint of smell stained the inside. Color is red and the Kit Kat logo stands out. Texture is smooth and no stains. The Bobby Pin was found near the City Tech College. It is a bit rusted, like it was being there when it rained. One side of the pin was broken; making the pin sharp and dangerous. Texture is smooth, there is some wavy part of the pin, which it supposes to grip into its hair. Color is black, I have never seen a colored one. The last artifact that I found was this weird shaped plastic. I found it also near the gas station, and it might be some sort of piece it fell off from the car. The color is light green, and the texture is a little bit rough. Since it is plastic and there is one pointed part, it can be dangerous if it pokes people.

Sketches

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Urban Artifacts: Phase 1: Discover

My  Discovery

The three artifacts I found are a piece of wood, a flower, and a beer cap.

The first artifact I found is a piece of wood at a corner of the street, its dirty, broken, and brown. It has a rectangular shape with some spikes on it. I guess its part of a chair or table. It breaks off somehow, maybe someone was moving the  chair or table and it bump into something, a piece dropped on the street.

The second artifact I found is a flower in a small garden at the middle of a street. Its small, fresh and pink with five petal. It fell off from its branch not long ago.

The third artifact I found is a beer cap next to a car. Its dirty, rusty, and old. It must be dropped few years ago, and it has been stomp or roll so much times,s o it seems so flat. I think someone drank a beer on the street, he dropped the cap and never picked up.

These three artifacts¬†are all found on the street. The difference between these three things are that, the piece of wood is “wood”, the flower is living thing, and the beer cap is a metal.

Sketches: all sketches took an hour to draw/each sketch took around 5-10 minus to draw.

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Urban Artifacts: Phase 1: Discover

My Discovery

The three artifacts I discovered are a nail, a soda can and a tree twig. The first artifact is a rusty nail. It is a long cylinder with a point at the end and a flat spare at the other end. It is very old, rusty, and solid. It is more geometric but can also be organic. I found this nail on the street near a construction site. It was probably dropped their by a construction worker.

The second artifact I found is a soda can. It has been stepped on and now it is flat. The soda can is organic, I see lines and curves. I found this can on the side walk. I imagine someone drinking out of the can and when the soda finished, they just dropped it on the street, then walked away.

The third artifact I found is a tree twig. The twig is organic since it was created by nature. I can see a lot of lines and curves. I found this twig on the side walk also, I imagine it fell from a tree and was left on the ground.

All these artifacts are completely different. The nail, soda can, and twig all have different properties such as shapes and forms. They are all created and made by something different. They all serves a different purpose.

Sketches: Each one consisted of approximately 5-10 minutes each/ an hour overall.

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Writing:

The three artifacts I discovered seem to have kind of a relationship, as each one has a relevancy to the life of a New Yorker, or a “City Person” so to speak. ¬†These three items consist of a Metro card, a Starbucks coffee sleeve, and piece of concrete. Considered, all of these have a connection to the lifestyle of the individual living in the big city. When it comes to shape, the Metro card and the sleeve are of a geometric shape, having corners, edges, and clear, distinguishable straight lines. The piece of concrete however, has an organic shape, having jagged edges, and no distinguishable lines or edges or precise measurements. The concrete definitely stands out more compared to the other two items, as it is a much more detailed and complicated shape. The Metro card and the sleeve were obviously man-made, which is usually the case with most objects with geometric contours. The piece of concrete on the other hand, most likely broke off of a sidewalk (more than likely on the very street i found it), which of course, gives it its organic properties, as it was not intentionally “created” so to speak.

 

Sketches: Each one consisted of approximately 6-7 minutes work time each/ 30 minutes overall

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ENG 1101 Project #1 Discovery: Avatars

 

To prepare for writing Project #1:

  • If you haven‚Äôt already, register for an OpenLab account and join our Learning Community site, Ways of Seeing (Fall 2015).
  • From the OpenLab home page, click on People to see OpenLab members
  • Browse through, looking at the avatars.
  • Without reading anything about the person, choose an avatar of a member of the OpenLab that you think says something about the person.
  • Still without reading anything about the person, what do you understand about them based on their avatar? If you click on the avatar, you will see a larger version‚ÄĒbut be careful not to read the member‚Äôs details yet!
  • In a post:
    • Make a list of what you observe when you look at the avatar.
    • Make a list of the interpretations you make about the details you observe.
    • Write a paragraph about how you interpret the avatar.
    • Now finally read about the member. Can you confirm or correct any of your interpretations or inferences? Do you think that the avatar does not represent them accurately? Add a few sentences to answer these questions.
  • Submit your post by Monday, 9/7.
  • Reply to at least 3 classmates’ posts by Wednesday, 9/9 at 9:00am, offering feedback about the avatars they have chosen to write about‚ÄĒdo you see an alternative reading they haven‚Äôt thought of? Are their details they haven‚Äôt contemplated enough?
  • Choose your avatar if you haven’t already before Wednesday, 9/9, so you can write about it in your brainstorm and outline.
  • Bring your brainstorm and outline to class on Wednesday, 9/9. It can be printed or handwritten.