Monday, January 26, 2015

Technology Log- 1/24/15- 1/25/15

  For my technology log I kept track of the different electronics I used over the weekend and how many hours I used each of the devices. I will order this log by the device I used the most to the device I used the least. Keep in mind the hours are rounded to the nearest whole number. Also I typically use more than one device at a time. 
  • Cell Phone- 23 Hours 
  • Laptop- 10 Hours 
  • T.V.- 6 Hours
  • Ipad- 4 Hours 
  • Lab Computer 2 Hours 
  • Blow Dryer- 1 Hour
  • Straightener- 1 Hour 
  • Microwave- 3 Min.

  For a typical weekend I use 57 hours worth of technology. My cell phone being the number one advocator for my technology usage, helps me to realize the real impact technology has on my life. I can not go anywhere without my phone and I am not able to do the majority of my school work without my laptop. This dependence on technology has really encouraged me to try a weekend with out any kind of electronics. This would be nearly impossible considering the impact technology has on modern life. Another factor to consider is that I have not included the devices we overlook every day such as, lights, heat, running water and all the other simple devices that we use everyday. Technology is a huge part of everyones life in this modern culture. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Artist post: Heather Phillipson

   Heather Phillipson is an artist from London, UK. Phillipson attended UWIC and Central St. Martins where she studied Middlesex-art and aesthetics, drawing, and fine art. Phillipson is an accomplished artist whose work includes sculptures, moving images, text and sound that all work together to create a visual phenomenon new to the artistic world. Phillipson is also an accomplished poet. Phillipson keeps busy with poetry readings at universities and cafes all over the UK. Her artwork has been displayed in many different venues in the UK and here in the USA.

  Her artwork uses many different kinds of media to deliver different messages to her viewers. Phillipson created an art form that transcends the viewer into a whole new world. Her work involves the viewer by inviting them to use multiple senses to experience the work. Her scenes involve sounds and music, large areas and objects that the viewer must travel through and around, and also invites the viewer to feel the objects and interact with them. The following link will direct you to a site where her pieces are explored and experienced though the lens of a camera.

   My interest in the artist came from the whimsical transcending quality of the scenes she creates. looking at one of her art works is like falling down the rabbit hole into wonderland. The artwork uses a multitude of different ways to intrigue the viewer, such as sound, video, and sculpture. The way Phillipson uses sculpture in her work is very unique. Most of the objects in her piece have an objective quality to them, but at second glance none of the objects are exactly as they seem. This adds a subjective quality to the artwork. The projected video also adds to the subjectiveness of the piece. The projections that are used in her piece, the flavour of cooling enormities, add to the idea that each object could mean exactly what it appears to mean or have a hidden deeper meaning. Phillipson is able to draw the viewer into her new world and capture their mind and imagination in a whimsical garden of objects, sounds, and projections.