ok also i discovered this website called prezi that you can use to make presentations and they are so sO much nicer than powerpoint and if you use them for a class project people will be very impressed (source: a kid in my spanish class did his presentation with a prezi and i was very impressed)
and they’re just really pretty and dynamic and fun to make so ya check it out :-)
4.354/355 introduction to video & related media
Introduction to Video and Related Media covers the technical and conceptual variables and strategies inherent in contemporary video art practice. This course will look to an analysis of the structural concepts of time, space, perspective, and sound. Building on the art historical legacy specific to the moving image and video, this course will also consider self-exploration, performance, social critique, and the manipulation of raw experience into aesthetic form. In addition, practical knowledge of Final Cut Pro, lighting, video capturing and editing, and montage are highlighted. Presentation and critique of student work, technical workshops, screenings, and reading discussions will be included. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.
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4.341/4.342 Introduction to Photography and Related Media: Re-visualizing the Subject
A photograph is a fertile site for fantasy and testimony, leaving us with enigmatic traces of prior actions, events and encounters. The obvious indication of the photographic image – that light was inscribed in an electronic or digital signal or on nitrate, as a registration of an individual or collective desire – often conceals as much as it reveals. This project-based studio course is meant to prompt critical thinking on the subject of media and photography in its capacity to conjoin aesthetics and social justice in order to bring new realities into visibility. The different imaginaries that can be traced from the time of photography’s inception (archive, scientific tool, honorific, survey) to its contemporary manifestations in the context of film, video, and conceptual art, and in the myriad and ubiquitous forms of digital ephemera, will facilitate our understanding of this process.
We will engage with photography’s multiple histories, its relevance to art, science and technology, and trace the use of the camera as a witnessing device and an “ideal” recording medium to classify and map visual evidence, or to produce reliable “objective” knowledges. Of particular focus will be photography’s deployment as an experimental and aesthetic tool in the 20th century for the purposes of disrupting and transforming the ideological field of everyday life, and its emergence as a powerful tool in locating subjective desire in the personal and political realms.
Students will build a pinhole camera, work with 35mm and medium format cameras, and digital SLR cameras and equipment. Students will receive instructions in black and white film exposure and development, darkroom techniques, digital imaging, and flash. Projects will be continuously presented and discussed in a critical forum, along with weekly lectures, readings, screenings, visiting professionals, group discussions, and a field trip to New York City. Production time outside class is essential.
also if you are a boy who is good at ballet/modern/contemporary dancing pls come to mit because we have like 1.5
ok anyways here are some nice pictures/life updates from recent times since i have not been on tumblr in a while!!!
spoiler alert they are 99% dance related since that is my life before finals