Monday, February 12, 2018


After printing and cutting the paper project I had decided to take what extra time I had in class to start working on creating my Chimera's for the second project. Here are the pictures of my labors.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Weekly Debrief

After doing the reading and finishing the designs for Project number One, I had the files processed and ready to go. After going through multiple attempts to obtain the correct time I went through the process of having the files drawn and cut so that the project could be put together. After cutting that out and Project two was assigned, I've been working steadily on the Chimera project, hopefully having already finished them.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Reading Response, "An Essay on the New Aesthetic"

After reading "An Essay on the New Aesthetic"

This quote is what stood out the most to me:

"The New Aesthetic isn’t a chromed android glistening with scifi robot-vision aura. The New Aesthetic is a rather old, and hearteningly traditional, story about a regional, generational cluster of creative people who are perceiving important stuff that other, older, and dumber people don’t get quite yet. It’s a typical avant-garde art movement that has arisen within a modern network society. That’s what is going on."

The New Aesthetic, to me is represented by us as human beings, not some "imagery" spoon fed to us by modern day computers. Bruce Sterling goes on to say that the New Aesthetic is merely trying to hack at the Modern Aesthetic, which I kind of agree with. The New Aesthetic is taking what could be considered Contemporary art and trying to break it apart. For example, taking an AI program and essentially deducing the responses it gives into meaningless nothings of tidbits of code that forces it into that response based on what its "senses" are receiving. 

After reading through it, I come to the sense that the New Aesthetic is, more made up of, the new generation of designers and artists who are taking the old ways of art and boiling it down to nothing to try and critique it to show that there's nothing aesthetically pleasing about it.

When I first started reading the article, I had this forceful feeling like Sterling was trying to force feed me something I didn't want to hear. Towards the end it felt more like he was merely inviting me to try something new, instead of building upong something else. Which I feel is another way of representing the New Aesthetic.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Some Research

While looking through paper crafts I had found some interesting pieces that help lead me towards what I possibly would like to attempt, although with possibly a more complex solution.