Ds106 Final Crisis -Progress Post

For this final crisis the distress signal radio show team decided to team back up! That means Ashleigh, Alaina, and I are working in a group for this final project!

For our final crisis we decided to continue with our radio show Distress Signal since we loved our story line and final product so much.

Basically our idea is to create a tumblr page that acts as our radio show’s online presence! Our plan is to create a news web series that follows up the aftermath of Dr.Evil’s attack on the city that occurred during our radio show. This will include 5 news article posts. Each news article will contain a writing element, a video element, visual element, and an audio element embedded within the news summary.

The first news article will state a more general summary such as a recap of the events that took place during our radio show when Dr.Evil attacked the city, and will incorporate all three of our class characters who loose their powers due to Dr.Evil’s attack on the city. The the following three news articles will be exclusives with each of our superhero characters. These news articles will incorporate interviews about the actual event that took place and how they are doing now without their super powers. The final news article will be a “Where are they now” 5 years later follow up piece. This will give brief summaries about what are all of our characters doing now with their lives.

Our project will incorporate the following elements from our class:

  • Web Storytelling
  • Writing
  • Video
  • Visual
  • Audio

Artist Blog: Marco Brambilla

Marco Brambilla is a digital artist that born in Milan, but now creates art and lives in New York City. His work focuses on video collages of popular and found imagery. His artwork has been feature in exhibits nationwide, and he even created a short, one minute music video for Kanye West’s song, “Power.”

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I found Brambilla’s work very dark, but at the same time, I loved the amount of detail in his videos. I kind of like the theme of darkness and creepiness that is behind his work, and I feel like it makes him very unique compared to some of the other artists we’ve researched this semester. While a few of the other artists have a creepier feeling to their work, I think Brambilla’s stands out because she also incorporates things that seem kind of Greek-Gody (if that makes sense.) It looks like paintings I learned about in Art History, and I really like that vibe with modern artwork.

Artist Blog: Evan Roth

Evan Roth is an American, born in Michigan. For college, he attended the University of Maryland and Parsons The New School for Design. He is best known for his artwork in interactive art, programming, generative art, digital art, and net art.

I think out of all the artists we have learned more about throughout the semester, Evan Roth is one of my least favorites. I can understand how and why some people might find his work interesting and cool, but I have a hard time staying interested in anything he has created. I understand that there is probably a meaning behind creating such dull artwork, but personally I cannot find anything super fascinating or intriguing about what he has created. I prefer more happy art that has more color.

Artist Blog: David McLeod

Daivd McLeod is a digital artist that was born and raised in Australia, but now lives and works in New York City. In his artwork, McLeod creates 3D environments, typographic treatments, and short videos with music. The inspiration behind his work comes from curiosity for exploring visual expression. He has done work for major companies, including Nike, Toyota, Calvin Klein, and Mastercard.

When choosing McLeod’s artwork for my blog post, I decided to take stills from some of his best videos. I am absolutely obsessed with all of his work, but these three were definitely my favorites. Out of all the artists we’ve learned about throughout the semester, I think I spent the most time admiring and looking at McLeod’s work because it is so interesting and so mesmerizing. All the videos are so satisfying to watch between the super intriguing colors to the way the animation moves. It’s really relaxing, and they are videos I could sit and watch for hours. I love the common theme of the abstract shapes and items throughout his work, and I also really liked his animated bubble letter work too. Everything about his work is super fun and colorful and very interesting to me. I really like it!!