Art 3001: Assignments

Art 3001: Assignments

    1. Identity Remix

      The web is an arena in which people’s identities can be presented as altered, exaggerated or completely falsified. This makes it an interesting place for artists, and others, to explore issues of identity. In this assignment you will create a website that functions to either slightly skew, or entirely remake, your identity. You may chose how closely the new identity fits with your current sense of self. Consider using artwork, images, etc from your existing identity which could believably be “remixed” into a new identity by adding text that you would not use to describe yourself. Or the reverse: Your own actual biography presented in a highly unusual way (see Rent-a-Negro art project). Please be aware of copyrights issues, see the copyright issues links on the class links page.

    2. Kinetic Landscape

      We live in an age of constant activity, propelled by the flow of information. The internet is the source of many of these streams (news feeds, status updates, tweets, etc.) that have become part of our daily environment. If the web browser is the contemporary “window” onto the world, what would the landscape look like? Your challenge is to depict this “landscape” through a web art project using only animated gifs and HTML. Your landscape should be a single page. What opportunities does a webpage, living inside a browser, afford you in examining our contemporary information age?

    3. Sites that work with animated gifs and information overload
      Rafael Rozendaal’s websites and installations
  1. Final Project

    Working from your own personal artistic interests, you will create a significant internet artwork to be presented in the final art and tech exhibition.


CONCEPT – idea, intention and meaning. Does the artwork clearly communicate something to other viewers? 25%

CREATIVITY – originality of thought and expression. Does the artwork show innovation and uniqueness? Did the artist solve the given assignment problem in an expected or unexpected way? 25%

COMPOSITION – arrangement and organization of elements.Has the artist carefully considered elements such as balance, proportion, texture, color, shape, and positive/negative space? 25%

CRAFTSMANSHIP – attention to detail. Does the artist skillfully manipulate the images? Are all details carefully finished and/or intentional-looking? 25%

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