Memories

Much of restrictions these days with the easyness of digital cameras. We are not allowed to take pictures in lots of places. But how was it in the days where cameras were invinted? People rely on memories and sribble them down on rocks, paper, leaves.

In this photography age, the court room in certain countries were sterile from photographers because they were considered disruptive with their flash cameras , so sketch artist are employed by the media to document scenes from the court. The artist sketched outside the court room based on memories.

There are no ‘thought police’ as in george Orwell’s 1984, Our memory are still ours, our skills our still ours we can’t be dictated on what to remember or what stays in our memory despite constant propaganda and restriction either by government or corporate. and our only freedom might be that we can.

an example is the cartoons from survivors of the north Korean Gulak. The  north Korean government might succumb his body, but not his memories.

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Reading:

http://justinmuir.hubpages.com/hub/Why-Do-Courts-Use-Courtroom-Sketch-Artists

http://www.crimelibrary.com/photogallery/courtroom-sketches.html

Gruesome Sketches of Torture Inside North Korea Gulag

Is Google making us stupid? The great debate on whether the Internet is good or Bad.

 

You can’t produce great artwork with a computer but you can speed up enormously

Wim Crowell  Graphic Designer/Typographer

 

 

Since the age of Internet begun , the past 18 years has seen the rapid development of Google as one of the most influential search engine in the internet today. Google search engine wasn’t the first search engine on the web,  but Google surely dominates the web. These days, the term ‘just Google’ it when we need an answer for a question or in need to find something is very common.

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Propaganda:Power and Persuasion

prop·a·gan·da

Noun

1.         Information, esp. of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.

2.         The dissemination of such information as a political strategy.

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The exhibition took place at the British Library from 17 May to `17 September 2013. This Major Exhibition displays the history of Propaganda including the origin of Propaganda up through to today. The exhibition is divided into 6 sections Origins, Nation, Enemy, War, Health and Today.

When we enter the venue we are welcomed by two lines of black mannequins with quotes on propaganda from various people. Black seem to be the main colour with minimum lighting. It might reflect the fact that Propaganda is mainly consider misleading and bias and is used to validate dark actions.

Propaganda was first used by the Catholic church and carries on used by Government and nations to glorify leaders, falsify the enemy or to bring a nation together for a cause or against a nations enemy.

From the start Propaganda materials uses Illustrations as their vehicle to convey messages from Martin Luther King to modern Health messages. Leaders such as Napoleon produces high quality paintings of them self with embedded messages glorifying them selves.

The Propaganda can be seen on coins, postcards, Bank Notes, monuments. Sport also become a tool for Propaganda in the modern era besides World Trade events. The advance of technology give way to other means of Propaganda such Radios, Televisions, leaflet distributions through planes etc.

In the modern day propaganda can be initiated by everybody with the rise of social media.

The Exhibition is supported by an accompanying book, Propaganda: Power and Persuasion by David Welch.

[Output]Visualizing a piece of Music 2

technical-difficulties

The other track used is an rock guitar Instrumental by Paul Gilbert/Racer X.  The Curly shapes refers to a the complex solo guitar. In Indonesia its jokingly refered as a ‘keriting” solo guitar (keriting – curly).

Reflections

The two visualization can be used as a prototype to static visualization of (particularly) rock music. The constrains are since it was only tested against two subjects who are both female and no interest what so ever in rock music it might be different if the subjects of survey were musicians, or people who likes listening to rock music.

The designer is not a music player nor can read music sheets apart from guitar tabs and purely based his decision on the small survey done.

Further study needs to be conducted to find correlation between colours and emotion and then music probably through psychoanalisis or pscychology.

A different response can be achieved if these were animated with sound which brings the viewer into the music.

[Output] Visualizing a piece of music

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I decided to combine both results and break the song into 5 dominant parts. I expect the viewer to read this poster in linear lines like a music sheet. I can’t read music sheets what so ever and neither does both of the  subjects from the study cases.

I underlined the wave motion and the flying moves that was demonstrated earlier by the second subject. The track is called “Air” by Jason Becker. Air in Indonesia  means ‘water’, while in English its more related to the sky. Still both the sky and water are usually related to the colour blue.

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“Air” – Work in Progress

This poster feels disconnected  in someway and missing its flow. I decided to change the orientation to landscape which makes it less chopped.

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Air – Work In Progress 2