This week’s activity was to to draw a mental map of the campus and adopt a building that we would want to remake. The idea of remaking a building the … Continue reading Week 9 – Activity- Architecture and Urban Planning
This week we had a bit of freedom to do what we wanted with our activity. The activity was entirely our choice but still had to be art related. I … Continue reading Week 10 – Activity – Student’s Choice
This week I attended the exhibit “Curiosity killed the cat and SATISFACTION brought it back” by Kaclica Chhin and Amanda Ruiz. Ruiz was not present at the time so I … Continue reading Week 10 – Artist Interview – Kaclica Chhin
This week I met my classmate Anthony Gonzalez. My first impression of Gonzalez was that he was a very energetic and fun person. Our conversation started off really quickly and … Continue reading Week 10- Classmate Interview- Anthony Gonzalez
This week I attended the Merlino gallery to see Sheila Ann Rodriguez’s exhibit Uprooted. Rodriguez was most influenced in her work by her experience of having to constantly move homes … Continue reading Week 9- Artist Interview- Sheila Ann Rodriguez
This weeks classmate interview was with Monica Navarro. Navarro is a third year sociology major, this is quite interesting because my major is psychology which is similar enough to sociology … Continue reading Week 9- Classmate Interview- Monica Navarro
This weeks activity was Remix Culture and as you guessed I will make a remix. Before anything else happens I will say that I do not own any of the music in my remix video and I am not using the video for any financial gain. All the music used belongs to their respectful owner, i.e. Down with the Sickness by Disturbed, etc. Now onto the more fun stuff. The idea for my remix came from the question I always ask myself, do people hear the same things I do? Clearly people do not hear the same things that I do because I have my music playing for almost half the day. This video shows the contrast between the regular sounds of the world are compared to what I hear.
Often, I find myself receiving odd looks from people around me due to the fact that I am “headbanging” in the most unlikely places to the music that I am listening too and others are not. This video shows this everyday problem that I have along with many other people. This video is humorous in juxtaposing everyday events along side everyday events with the addition of the music I listen to.
This video touches on the very common problem of disconnecting from the world through music. Disconnecting from the world is no a bad thing; in fact, it is a very helpful method to unwind after a long stressful day. In contrast, disconnecting from the world through music too often or on certain occasions can be bad, it can cause you to miss out on important things in life, for example, your child’s first words, or it could be worse like getting hit by a car because you did not hear it. In conclusion, hearing music is a good means to relax but please listen responsibly because you do not want to end up with inner-ear deafness at a young age.