Multimedia Final Projects

According to our Final Project document, your first Planning Report was due today. I have pushed the due date off until next Tuesday (4/18) so as to give more ample opportunity for you to ask questions. Here’s the exerpt on what you will need to do:

Description of 1st planning report:
Each of the following items should clearly labeled in the report:

  1. A description of the topic of your project.
  2. A description of the measurable objectives of your project. I will be using the objectives that you indicate that you have for your project as my evaluation tool for the project.
  3. An indication of the authoring program you will use to put your project together (Flash, PHP, Powerpoint, some other tool like Java or Javascript).
  4. An indication of the software applications that will be necessary for you to complete the project.
  5. A beginning storyboard of your project. Note that this is the beginning of your project planning. The storyboard should lay out all the “pages” in your presentation, indicating what will be on each. This documentation must be reasonably complete. You can find more information on Storyboarding here.
  6. A description of how you will be using each of the cells in the 2D multimedia taxonomy from the Project Planning slides and why it makes sense for you to be using the cell that way. For example, for sound abstraction, you might indicate that each time the user presses a button, the sound of a bomb going off is heard. You must then explain why that choice makes sense given the goals of your project. If there is a particular cell from the taxonomy that you will not be using at all, you must explain why you will not be using it. This part of your report should be clearly linked to your stated objectives.

Web Expressions – Website Rubric

Here’s the rubric that you asked me to re-post. The original can be found here.

Points Subject
20 Website Structure
  Site is easy to navigate and is reasonably accessible
  Site meets objectives specified in artist’s note.
  Effectively exhibits various type of media
20 Content
  Scale of work (is it a significant effort)
  Success in achieving objectives
  Initiative and Originality
10 Takes risks by exploring new means of creative expression
10 Shows sophisticated use of technology by applying new techniques
20 Response to Peer-Review
  Effort to address peer-review
  Participation in the peer-review process (as reviewer and/or reviewee)
20 Effective use of tools and file formats
  Appropriate file formats used
  Effective use of file compression
100 TOTAL

Enormous Pink Bunny

My friend Randy just created his blog and one of his posts struck me as funny and a little scary. It seems that a Viennese art group called Gelatin have constructed the giant stuffed pink bunny you see to your left. The thing seems to be stuffed with hay and its ‘skin’ was knitted by “dozens of grannies out of pink wool.” It must have taken FOREVER to knight that much wool. Check out this blog post about the large bunny.

The 200 foot toy is expected to stay there, on the side of this 5,000 foot high mountain (Colletto Fava in northern Italy’s Piedmont region) for 20 years, until 2025.

Thats a long time for such an eye sore. The art group that has created this massive rabbit has a number of other pretty excentric projects as well. Check them out if you are interested…warning…some of the art projects are pretty sketchy and a little gross.