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On March 7, 2017, I attended a gallery exposition called “(In) Voluntary Memories,” at Llewellyn Gallery. All collections were created by Alysia Kaplan, who is an interdisciplinary artist based in Rochester, NY. In the gallery, there were four pieces of art work. According to Kaplan’s website, when she creates art work, she does not have a specific subject or reason at the time. She finds and builds up the subject and meaning of the art while she is creating, or after the art finished. As the title of this gallery said, these works express Kaplan’s memory. However, her art does not just show her memory, but also reminds people of their own memories.

Each of her photos and movie is concrete, but her whole art work seems abstract. Because there is no correct interpretation for abstract art, viewers can enjoy her work freely and can determine what to feel and think about the work. Even though her art work is montage, her work has harmony. For example, the above image is composed of six different images. Each photo is arranged to be the same size. The subject and color do not seem to have coherency, but this lack of coherence expresses what the memory is. When people look back at their memories, they will remember the memories in fragments.

Her video art work also expresses what memory is. Her video is mostly consisted of gray scale videos. Even though the video has no sound, it was easy to imagine the sound of the video. Her video is montage. It is about a scene of daily life, a landscape, and funeral. When I was watching this video, I could hear people talking, the sound of wind, and the sound of the gate opening.

This gallery is about Kaplan’s memory. If people see her work at a glance, it will seem to have no meaning. However, if people take time and see her work for a while, her art will remind them their own memories. I think her gallery display itself shows what memory is.
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Interactive Design: Assignment3

Final version:
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3D Animation: Peer Critique

This video is an emotion animation created by Nadia Parfait. She animated the character changing from sullen to panic.

She expressed the emotion change very well. When I first watched this video, I did not know what emotion she was provided. I could understand that the character was annoyed because she was moving around and looking around restlessly. After she dropped the baby, she shook her hands slightly. These motions show the change from sullen to panic very well. Nadia also did good work tracing the motion. While she cradles the baby, the movement of her arms and hands is natural. The legs are expanded and compound naturally without snapping. The character’s facial expression also helped to express sullen and panic.

Because her motion trace and facial expression are well done, if she could move the baby  with the movement of the character’s arm, and if she traced more in detail and added a little more variation to the shaking hand part, this animation would be more fluid and natural.

Overall, this emotion animation is very smooth.The movement of walking around and looking around restlessly is effective to make the character realistic. The facial expression also makes the motion natural.

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Interactive Design: Assignment 3

Theme: Formal Men’s Shirts


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Interactive Design: Assignment 2

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Interactive Design: Assignment 2


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Interactive Design: Assignment 2

Presentation References:

*My photographs:

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*Artistic Ally, Sato Takashi’s Photographs:

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            Sato Takashi is a  Japanese landscape photographer.
He is a member of Japan Professional Photographers Society.
In order to capture the beauty of rural scenes of Japan, he extensively travels across the country sleeping in his car for weeks.
            Numbers of photo exhibitions have been held in Japan including the 2014 exhibition titled “Landscape of Japanese Villages” at Fujifilm Square in Roppongi, Tokyo. In 2016, he was invited by the Museum of Montreal Botanical Garden which featured his work from May 15 to Oct. 31.Solo show will be held at Fujifilm Square in Roppongi, Tokyo in March, 2017.
            He takes some dynamic landscapes, but mainly, he takes casual landscape like the landscape of village or  fields. He prefer to express the relationship between landscape and human life.
            Because he takes landscape pictures, his picture mostly show blue color. Beautiful nature is seen in his pictures. As the element that make his picture attractive, he always has two main colors in his pictures. For example, the second picture has dark blue and white color. The simplicity of his color choice can make viewers concentrate on the picture more.
            My photographs have some similarity to his work. I prefer to take dynamic landscape of nature, but also I like to take picture which shows people’s daily life. I would like to make my photo simple because if the photo is complicated, viewer may not concentrate what I want to express in the photo.
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