Monday, 21 April 2014

The Analysis of: The Golden Goose or How to pick up birds



As amazing as it sounds it would seem that there are some people in the world who think that stealing is wrong. These radicals seem to believe that those who take things which don't belong to them deserve everything they get.

Thus it is that tonight’s tale is one of crime and punishment or at least it would be if it were not for the fact that nobody actually manages to commit a crime which, logically speaking, means that there can be no punishment.

Hmm, well it could be that, rather than being a rather ham handed story about a non existent crime and an equally non existent punishment, this could actually be a carefully crafted story about the dangers of abducting people, except that nobody was ever in any kind of danger.

Wait, lets think about this again. Maybe the story is just about what happens when people get together and go for a walk. But that doesn't exactly sound like the most exciting of adventures to me.

Nope, not exciting at all.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

48 Hour Film Challenge Wrapup Report

The claim has been made, largely by myself, that ours was the best team. Of course I'm sure other people are going to use this space in their reports to claim that they had the best team but it should be noted that everyone else is wrong.

The fact that our abilities vary so much is what made us strong since no matter what situation arose we were able to handle it and seek advice from one of our other team members without fear of being dismissed as “the one who doesn't know anything”
Strictly speaking I should have been keeping this journal the whole way through but due to the other assignments pressing down on me the journal keeping aspect more or less fell by the wayside in terms of importance. So while I do have some hurriedly scribbled notes they aren't what I would really call up to my usual standard of writing[1].

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Critical Studies - Lecture Notes: Industrialization and innovation. - Part 3

Everyone knows that the final part of a Triology is the best part - unless we're talking about Star Wars, where the best movie was clearly Empire Strikes Back.
But here we are at the end of my notes for Critical Studies with standard warnings re accuracy, spelling et al.
PART 1: Industrialization and innovation
PART 2: 19th Century New Zealand
PART 3: 19th Century Photography

Critical Studies - Lecture Notes: Industrialization and innovation. - Part 2

Just like it says in the title.  This is part 2 of the Critical Studies notes, it kind of meanders all over the place and once again I refuse to make claims as to proper spelling, grammar or historical accuracy.PART 1: Industrialization and innovation
PART 2: 19th Century New Zealand
PART 3: 19th Century Photography

Critical Studies - Lecture Notes: Industrialization and innovation. - Part 1

So much for this being a weekly blog :)  Here's the first part of the critical studies notes that I've finally found the time to work into some semblance of order.  However I make no promises regarding accuracy and/or factual information.  Cite me at your own risk.
PART 1: Industrialization and innovation
PART 2: 19th Century New Zealand
PART 3: 19th Century Photography


Monday, 17 March 2014

Logotypes - Intermezzo Accoustica

For one of our papers we're working on the 48 hour film challenge.  Signing up was easy but now we're all champing at the bit to get started.
I found myself with some spare time the other day and scribbled down some ideas which eventually merged into a logo.

The only criteria for our team name was that it had to be something that we'd go to watch on a Saturday night which means that anyone out there who actually wants to form a band called Intermezzo Accoustica has already got 5 automatic fans.  (woo!)

UPDATE:  The bottom image is the one that is now the absolutely official and no backing out team logo.  I rearranged the body and neck of the uke a little bit but squashed and stretched the hole so that this is the shape which resembles an A rather than relying on the body.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Critical Studies - Aesthetics and Ethics Debate

These are the notes that I took during the debate we had about aesthetics and ethics.  I'm pretty sure that I've managed to get everyone's contributions down but touch typing can only go so fast.  Therefore if I've left anything major out then left me know.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Art Course 2014 - Critical Studies: Classicism vs Romanticism



Some notes I took from the lecture of Classicism and and Romanticism for the Critical Studies module of the course which have been organised into a semblance of coherency.
Naturally we got a question to write about at the end of it all and todays question was
'Should art have a moral message?'

I'll spare you my 300 word answer since it basically boils down to 'Maybe'

Friday, 21 February 2014

Strangers, Beatniks and assorted Wierdos.

I live in a boarding house which sees a wide and varied collection of people and we all get along well except for the times when we don't. Over the past few months the landlord has been actively weeding out the worst of the drunks, stoners and anyone else who's crazy enough to be called irritating but not so crazy as to be called artistic and while this does mean that the house is a lot quieter [1] it also means that I have considerably less blog fodder.
Of course this list makes it seem as though the house is a hotbed of wacky people all involved with quasi-legal activities and I feel that I should point out that 99% of the people in the house are completely normal and boring while it's the 1% who spoil everything, as per usual.