Category: Lectures and Tutorials

A reflective summary of the video lectures, tutorials and skype discussions that take place during the course of this MA.

Notes on– Action Research Methodology for Artists

Lecture by course leader Jonathan Kearney Date: October 17, 2017 The lecture began with an intro from Cecilia Graham about the student’s union. Here are a few of the things she said that I felt were interesting and would like to check out further: Made in arts london: It promotes and sells the art made UAL students and alumni (how cool is that? :D) Student Initiative Fund: To fund extra curricular engagements organized by students Further info to all can be found at www.arts-su.com or by emailing Cecilia Graham at c.graham@su.arts.ac.uk Jonathan began the lecture by describing the difference between …

Tutorial 1

Date: 1st November Professor: Jonathan Kearney This was how I felt before the tutorial. And this is me after: Seriously. It was as if I held unsolved jigsaw puzzle pieces in my head that somehow came together over the course of the conversation. The morning before the tutorial began, I was thinking abstractly about all the concepts which were important to me. I had read the pdf file on writing a project proposal but I wasn’t quite ready to formulate my own. All I knew was: I am interested in story telling I guessed that that categorized my work as …

Notes on– Revealing the process through a practice based research project

Lecture by Jo Love Date: Oct 19th 2017 A class or two ago, our course leader Jonathan mentioned the importance of context as we work out our project proposals. I understood it to to mean the arena we, as an artist, chose to work in. Historically, practically, what have other artists been researching/doing that we can learn from? What confounded me, though, was HOW to understand the context specific to my work. This is what I had been thinking about today when I decided to take some time out to listen to the video lecture by Jo Love. At first …

Preparing for the live class on Processing!

Step 1: I downloaded “processing” onto my computer. Step 2: I am watching the beginners’ video which was included in the package Jonathan sent us, since I am entirely new the world of coding and programming! The video began with discussing the various ways in which artists have used programming to create interactive installations and programs. It then moved on to explaining that codes are essentially lines of instruction that dictate to a computer what to do. Our first ever code would be ‘to draw a rectangle’ Instruction is in the form of text, and that is what we call …

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