Alright, now with that terrible pun out of the way, let’s actually start this post. Yesterday we had a tech workshop, or something like that. I don’t know if it even had a proper name. The point was to play around with gadgets and see how they can be used in practical ways. We formed groups, and everyone had to draw two little cards, one of which had a piece of technology on it, while the other was a client we had to “work” for. We got the LEAP Motion.
I picked up this game called SOMA during the Halloween Steam sale, because it was cheap and I’ve heard really good things about it from both friends and critics. I’m gonna write about it now because it does some interesting stuff!
Well that was definitely an interesting session. We started out with watching a short film about solvent abuse called „Illusion”. The twist was that the commentary had been replaced with strange and noisy background music, which for the last two minutes turns into a beautifully calming ambient track that’s like something from a Trent Reznor soundtrack. I also adore those small voice samples that were used, and echo away.
Alright, time to figure out exactly what I want to make the research board about. I’ll write down some examples I was thinking of using, and then find something that connects them. This is just going to be a messy list with a conclusion at the end.
Alright, this is the first major project of the first year. We have to make a website for a brand or a band, and I’m obviously choosing the latter since I don’t care about the former. After reading through the brief a couple of times, here’s what it boils down to:
It’s now been almost two weeks since the first Critical Analysis session, and I don’t feel like I’ve done enough work. Scratch that, I definitely needed to do more with my time. But I had no idea what to do, how to begin, and was in general nervous that I will somehow pick something not related to the course and I will be ridiculed for it (I know that’s a stupid thing to be worried about, but old habits die hard). It also didn’t help that I managed to myself in a corner by the end of the first meeting. The
I honestly have no clue if this is appropriate for posting on the blog, but whatever. I have to make a logbook anyway, so I might as well start looking back on stuff here. I admit, I haven’t had any real contact with typography before this exercise, so I only had a very vague understanding of how typefaces works. Thankfully Chris’ explanation was very quick and clear so I think I somewhat understand the basics now, and will try to use the correct terminology. So after the crash course we got to work. As usual, I had a hard time breaking