Thursday, October 12, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

vertices (corners)
edges (sides)
triangle faces (faces)

open- frag
closed- continuous

  • 3d print to fab correctly

shell- any group of triangles / any type of boundary group
star trek

gene roddenberry

  • ideal
  • empires
  • group self gov

google scholar 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

how to get your work printed, cut, fabricated, ect

  1. finish drawing/model
  2. contact print tech
    1. get work processed
      1. file correctly formatted
      2. time estimate
  3. get on calendar 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

week 02 (9/4 - 9/8) debrief

  1. leadership or dominance, especially by one country or social group over others.

Karl Marx: das kapital
why the free market is a negative force in peoples' lives

"We define the aura of the latter as the unique phenomenon of a distance, however close it may be."

lab safety:

hearing protection
closed toed shoes

computer numerical control
4ft x 8ft platform

file types
setting up platform
securing of material

Monday, September 4, 2017


The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction Walter Benjamin

Work has always been reproducible in many ways, as in teachers could teach students how to craft their own work. Also, third parties could also make replicas. All in all, this was just all to make money, however when it comes to reproducing art, it gets a bit different.

Casting and embossing were only ways that the Greek could reproduce art, everything else was unique and couldn't be reproduce - until wood carvings came into view. Lithography made it possible to sell art faster, and made it able to accompany art for everyday life with pictures.

As technology becomes more advanced, here became a slight problem; if you can call it one. People are concerned about authenticity, since there are so many copies you can buy, but never the original. While art can be sold faster, and is more apparent in everyday life some people became concerned about the liquidation of traditional value and cultural heritage. This is understandable, back in the day during times such as the renaissance, art was very expensive due to how unique it was. If a patron commissioned a portrait, a painting, anything of that sort it was very unique and it held cultural heritage throughout the centuries because the art reflected the commissioner-- and not everyday life.

Due to art being so unique, the practices of this kind of art was rather ritualistic. Then, as the age of mechanical reproduction became more apparent it veered away from this ritual-like aura, cult value... And it allowed people to focus on other such things; people can using art for politics.

The key issue with mechanical reproduction is that it changes how people view art- it's social significance. When you look back at art in the older days art was expensive, it was a very expensive practice and to get your hands on a work of art meant you were important and rich. That's why patrons and commissions were so big because patrons were very wealthy people that wanted to use art to show off that kind of stuff.

However, with reproduction it broke down that social barrier since the masses were able to be more exposed to art that was meant for everyday life. Except, I always felt as if there was always a barrier which is why Dadaism became a very important movement. There were "Traditional" artists who worked with paintings, ink, ect. and then the New Age of artists, Dadaist who broke that down with their rather odd art that was made from found objects that you used in everyday life.

Benjamin talks about this loss of "aura" with this age of mechanics, but it's not a negative thing. Due to breaking down these social barriers of art, people are able to get their hands on art in an easier fashion, and then use it for other means. It can raise questions and awareness for anything you want, and there are no limits. Technology is rapidly increasing and becoming a part of our everyday life, and it's only natural for humans to adapt to that, and by extension it only feels natural that art and artists do too.