Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

i thought we had to take pics of just 5 things we couldnt live without!! not 5 digital things!!!

guess mine would be:
cellphone
dvd player
stereo
computer
tv

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Digital Literacy week 10 workbook

SCHOOL OF ART
VISUAL ARTS CORE STUDIO 1 – DIGITAL LITERACY
DIGITAL LITERACY WORKBOOK

Rachel Gillies 2009 Otago Polytechnic
WEEK 10 OVERVIEW
Lecture: Intro to the Project: ‘Presence’ Workshop: Getting your Project Started
Presence Project The aim of the project is to develop an online ‘presence’ for yourself that will inform someone about you as an artist and your current art practice. For example, you might upload the following:


a current CV

an image of yourself

images of your work

a statement on your philosophies as an artist

links to other websites/artists/videos/images you like, or other blogs

This may take the shape of a website, or a blog and you should choose the most relevant to your abilities.
If you choose to use a blog, you should start a NEW Blog just for this project, while maintaining your original digi lit blog with your weekly posts/course exercises. You will submit both at the end of the course (10th June).

Your presentation will consist of you talking to your online ‘presence’ in front of your group. The documentation (i.e. the website) and in your oral presentation, you should ensure that you are showing you have completed all learning outcomes for this course. Presentations should be 5mins and will be given on 10th June (Week 15) You should be working on this project between now and then.

*You should post the answers to these questions on your blog, but there is some space below for you to write answers here too, if you want to work both on paper and digitally.

Name three different ways that you might like to use to develop an ‘online presence’,
and give a brief description of each.

Blog :
Website :
Portfolio:




Which one will be the best option for you and why?
Blog:




SCHOOL OF ART
VISUAL ARTS CORE STUDIO 1 – DIGITAL LITERACY
DIGITAL LITERACY WORKBOOK
Rachel Gillies 2009 Otago Polytechnic

The next step is to set up your own online presence. Write down the URL here, and make a link to it in one of your blog posts.

Start thinking about content:
What are you going to put into your ‘online presence’? Do you already have these things? If not, what do you need to do to gather them? (e.g. make some scans of some of your artworks, write a personal statement, etc.)
Make a list here of things you need to get to put on your ‘online presence’.
Over the next few weeks of this paper you will be required to gather these things together and upload them to your web presence. Your online presence should showcase your digital abilities as much as possible, and you will be expected to present your online presence, demonstrating you have been able to meet the learning outcomes for this course.
Reminder of the Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcomes
At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1
Safely use digital hardware.
2
Recognise a variety of software programmes and identify their use.
3
Show evidence of attendance at the lecture series.
4
Demonstrate an ability to use relevant digital tools that support different areas of study.
5
Demonstrate an understanding of the wider context of digital technologies.
6
Begin to apply digital skills in research and in areas where this is relevant for the contextualisation and making of visual art.
7
Have some understanding of issues around intellectual property.
8
Have some understanding of issues around digital communities.

Digital Literacy week 9 Workbook

SCHOOL OF ART
VISUAL ARTS CORE STUDIO 1 – DIGITAL LITERACY
DIGITAL LITERACY WORKBOOK


Rachel Gillies 2009 Otago Polytechnic
WEEK 9 OVERVIEW

Your guest lecturer for this week will be Leigh Blackall Lecture: Free Software Workshop: More Blogging: uploading images, uploading video.

Self‐Directed: Write a post to your blog about FREE SOFTWARE as you understand it and list at least 5 software programmes and their functions. Find a video that discusses, showcases, or demonstrates the use of FREE SOFTWARE and upload this to your blog, with a short introduction. Upload to your blog a copy of all the images you have saved so far.
This week’s tasks should all be done in your blog which will act as your workbook for this week.
You may also like to use the space below to record some of the tasks before you post them to your blog.


What is FREE SOFTWARE? is software that can be used, studied, and modified without restriction, and which can be copied and redistributed in modified or unmodified form either without restriction, or with minimal restrictions only to ensure that further recipients can also do these things and that manufacturers of consumer-facing hardware allow user modifications to their hardware. Free software is available gratis (free of charge) in most cases.


5 x software programmes that are free and a quick description of each:
Wordpress : a free and open source blog publishing application
Blender : used for modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging, water simulations, skinning, animating, and creating interactive 3D applications
Open Movie Editor : video editing programme to make movies
Audacity: a digital audio editor and recording application
GIMP is a free software raster graphics editor used to process digital photographs and other graphics

Where did you find a video about Free Software? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9fqlI9B6QU


Why did you choose it?
had good ratings


Explain how you uploaded it to you blog – (e.g. what are the steps?)

How I did this, go to google, search how to download youtube videos, selected http://www.downloadyoutubevideos.com/
pasted the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9fqlI9B6QU
which provided ability to download in .flv format. Also provided imbedding html code which I pasted into bloggers html. This embeds the video in the blog.

Digital Literacy week7 Workbook

SCHOOL OF ART
VISUAL ARTS CORE STUDIO 1 – DIGITAL LITERACY
DIGITAL LITERACY WORKBOOK


Rachel Gillies 2009 Otago Polytechnic
OVERVIEW WEEK 7

Lecture: Blogging, The Internet & Global Communities

Workshop: setting up a blog(blogger or wordpress), setting up a newsreader(bloglines)

Self‐Directed: e‐mail Rachel (rachelg@tekotago.ac.nz) with your blog address and find 5 relevant blogs (to art/your study) to add to your newsreader. Once you have done this write a blog post listing your chosen blog feeds.
www.we-make-money-not-art.com
www.painterskeys.com
www.crazyauntpurl.com
www.yarnharlot.ca
angrychicken.typepad.com

Set up a blog in either Wordpress or Blogger. You can call it anything you like, but you will be asked to use it as part of your work/.submission for this paper...
What is the URL/Web Address of your blog? (i.e. what would someone else type in, to see you blog online?) Make a note of it here:
http://katiecrick.blogspot.com/

Now, please e‐mail the URL/Web address to Rachel at rachelg@tekotago.ac.nz
Next, set up a News Reader with Bloglines.

Once you have done this – add your own blog as your first ‘feed’. Have a look online at some other blogs that were either discussed in class, or that you find yourself. Add the ones you are interested in to your news reader, using the ‘add’ command/button.
Once you have them added, you can organise them into folders, or order using the ‘Edit’ command – have a go with this.
Finally, write a Post in your new blog. This post should tell the world which blogs you added to your newsreader feeds and why. ‐ You should MAKE LINKS to each of the blogs you discuss in your post. (Hint, use this button: ) ‐ You should add relevant tags/categories to your post

Digital Literacy week 6 workbook

SCHOOL OF ART
VISUAL ARTS CORE STUDIO 1 – DIGITAL LITERACY
DIGITAL LITERACY WORKBOOK

Rachel Gillies 2009 Otago Polytechnic
OVERVIEW – WEEK 6

Lecture: Time for a Presentation
Workshop: Microsoft powerpoint
Self‐Directed: Using the files you have saved so far in Digital Literacy, put together a short presentation about yourself. Feel free to add more images/text than has been done for this class. The aim of this exercise is to make the most overdone powerpoint you can – experiment with animations and transitions to your heart’s content – the silliest presentation may win a prize…

Open a new slideshow in MS Powerpoint. Have a lok at the different ‘designs’ you can use and choose one. The aim of the slideshow is to show what you have done so far in this Digital Literacy Paper.

You should add one of each of the images you have saved so far: 5 x images of digital ‘things’ 1 x scanned image of your work (the ‘online’ version) ‐consider whether each one gets a new slide, or if they can put together on one slide.
Add some text to either NEW slides, or ones with images already on them to ‘frame’ your content, and to talk about some of the other, (non0image) things you have learnt in this paper – you may want to add other images to illustrate your points.

Animations and Transitions: What is the main difference between animations and transitions? When you set transitions, you control how slides move from one another; when you add animation effects, you control how your slide objects move onto the slide.
Add at least one (and maybe more!) animation to your Powerpoint, and at least one Animation. Experiment with the range of animations and transitions.
What is slideshare.net and how can it be used? It’s an online depository for slideshows you can use it to publish your powerpoints and download others.

What file formats can be uploaded to Slideshare?

Presentations: PowerPoint - ppt, pps, pot, pptx, potx, ppsx; OpenOffice - odp, pdf; Apple Keynote - key, zip or pdf.Documents & Spreadsheets: Microsoft Office - doc, docx, rtf, xls; OpenOffice - odt, ods, pdf; iWork Pages.For anything else, saving as pdf usually works.

Save your powerpoint as a slideshow (.ppt) and as a.pdf:
(file names)
Open an account with slideshare.net and upload your slide‐show.
You may want to take note of your username and password here, and./or the URL(web address) of your slide show online.
http://www.slideshare.net/crickkt1/katie-crick-1484540

Digital Literacy week 5 workbook

SCHOOL OF ART
VISUAL ARTS CORE STUDIO 1 – DIGITAL LITERACY
DIGITAL LITERACY WORKBOOK

Rachel Gillies 2009 Otago Polytechnic
OVERVIEW – WEEK 5

Lecture: The Write Stuff
Workshop: Microsoft Word (2007 version)/tables/formatting/saving(esp. file formats)/converting to pdf’s

Self‐Directed: Develop a CV for yourself in a word document, using the following: at least one table, a header or a footer, two different fonts and font sizes. Consider your layout – write a paragraph (in a new word document) that ‘evaluates’ your layout design. (Feel free to make up stuff for your CV that hasn’t quite happened yet – e.g. exhibition at the Tate, London.) Save as a word document and save as a pdf.

Microsoft Word is one text editing software programme. Have a look at some of the others that were in the lecture, and name another two that you think you might use:
OPEN OFFICE AND GOOGLE NOTEBOOK


What referencing style do you need to use to hand in your School of Art written work? And where will you find information on how to reference using it? (hint – a web address:
Chicago Manual
http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html

Open a new document in Microsoft Word to create your ‘CV’. This can be as real, or as made up as you want – the goal is to use the following Tools in MS Word, and to think about your Layout, so that it is easy to read. You should insert, use the following at some point in your document: ‐A table (Play around with borders – you can make borders invisible, but they will still neatly arrange your text) ‐Fonts and sizes (Good graphic design often uses more than one font and font size, usually ones that are dissimilar, for emphasis.) ‐Insert an image (this may be your own image, or one that you scanned from last week, to show off your work. Try different ways to layout your image in the document.)
SAVE this document as a.doc file and as a pdf (hint – go to the ‘Acrobat’ Tab in MS Word. Write down the names of your files here:
Open a new document in MS Word and write a short paragraph discussing and evaluating what you did in your CV – e.g. how did you use your fonts for emphasis? Was it difficult to change the borders on your table? Which layout for your image did you use, and why?

Heading font is larger and of a different font. I used square on the image to make it easier to move where I wanted it.

CVDIGITAL.docx
CVDIGITAL.pdf

Digital Literacy week 4 workbook

SCHOOL OF ART
VISUAL ARTS CORE STUDIO 1 – DIGITAL LITERACY
DIGITAL LITERACY WORKBOOK

Rachel Gillies 2009 Otago Polytechnic
OVERVIEW – WEEK 4

Lecture: Digital Image 2: does Size Matter?

Workshop: Scanning and saving.
Self‐Directed: Scan something you have done in another class – e.g. a drawing/painting (must be dry!)/photograph/print and save it for use at a later date. Save it as a high resolution TIFF, and save a copy as a lower resolution jpeg.

Common File Formats for Images: List 4 file formats commonly used for image files, and indicate a use for each of them – (clues: archive, online, photographic…)

Jpg : Used for internet, emails and websites. Allows for small file size and relatively good quality
Tiff: used for high quality photo editing
BMP: A low compression format that’s popular among image editing software
PSD: ADOBE specific format used among all of their software suites.

What is compression?
It is reducing the redundancy of the information stored in an image, allowing a smaller file size for storage. It removes some of the data from the file to reduce the size. You may lose quality however.

Which image file formats compress the file to create a smaller file size?
Jpg

What is resolution?how many dots that make up an images, fewer dots make for a low resolution image and lesser quality.

What resolution should an image be to PRINT well? 300dpi

What resolution is sufficient for a file that is going online?_72dpi

Scan an image to save as an archive/print quality file, choosing the correct resolution to scan it at. Save a copy. Next, change the file size (hint: by changing the resolution) so that you have a version of the file, suitable for posting online, or e‐mailing easily (e.g. a smaller file size), and save that too. Write down your full file names here, that you saved them under:
Dantheman.jpg
Danthemanhighqual.tiff

Digital Literacy week3 wookbook

SCHOOL OF ART
VISUAL ARTS CORE STUDIO 1 – DIGITAL LITERACY
DIGITAL LITERACY WORKBOOK


Rachel Gillies 2009 Otago Polytechnic
OVERVIEW – WEEK 3

Lecture: Digital Image 1

Workshop: Digital Cameras – taking images/downloading/opening and Photoshop basic edits (opening/saving/re‐sizing/cropping/rotating.)
Self‐Directed: mini‐project – using a digital camera – take pictures (min. 5) of digital items you could not live without and save them for use at a later date. Be as creative as you like – close‐up/focus/sequence/naming.

What version of Photoshop do the school computers have?: adobe photoshop cs3 10.01

If you haven’t used it before, spend some time looking round Photoshop at the types of tools that are available. Watch this video: http://www.photoshopvids.com/photshop‐tutorials/photoshop‐tutorials‐introduction‐to‐photoshop‐cs3/
Draw the symbol for the CROP tool:





Take (at least) 5 images with a digital camera – if you don’t own one, you can use one of the school cameras during the workshop sessions. ‐ Upload your images to the computer ‐Open each image in Photoshop ‐Save each image into your “Digital Literacy” folder that you created last week.
List your five images here (Using the File Names that you saved them under):

Jaxx.jpg, carkeys.jpg book.jpg wine.jpg cellphone.jpg

Digital Literacy wookbook week2

SCHOOL OF ART VISUAL ARTS CORE STUDIO 1 – DIGITAL LITERACY DIGITAL LITERACY WORKBOOK

Katie Crick
Crickkt1
Tanith_of_the_wolves@hotmail.com

http://www.wikieducator.org/School_of_Art_Digital_Literacy

SOFTWARE List 10 Software programmes that are available on the school computers and a short description of what they do:

1. Microsoft Office Exel is for making spreadsheets
2. Microsoft Office Powerpoint is for slideshows
3. Microsoft Office Publisher is for desktop publishing applications based on page layout and design
4. Microsoft Office Frontpage For building websites
5. Adobe Premiere Pro For editing videos
6. Adobe InDesign page layout application in which graphics and text are combined to create layouts and prepare them for printing
7. Adobe Photoshop Creating and Editing images
8. Adobe Dreamweaver Design, develop, and maintain websites and applications
9. Adobe Flash used to create animation, advertisement, web page components, video into web pages, to develop Internet applications
10. Adobe Acrobat is used to create and edit PDF files.


HEALTH & SAFETY
List two websites that have good information about using computers safely:

Name two things you will always do when working at a computer:

SAVING FILES
Write the Path Name to your Digital Literacy Folder here:

IT SERVICES
What number do you call to get help with most computer problems?
Where is the IT Open Access Suite? located in S Block, on the corner of Harbour Terrace and Union Street (opposite G block).
What is the room number of the SCHOOL OF ART Open Access Suite? (note that this is NOT in the Electronic Arts Department, which should only be used for Digital Literacy coursework, Electronic Arts students and Video Editing)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Hi Im a blog and im blogging!!
video


myspace layouts

How I did this, go to google, search how to download youtube videos, selected http://www.downloadyoutubevideos.com/

pasted the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9fqlI9B6QU

which provided ability to download in .flv format. Also provided imbedding html code which I pasted into bloggers html. This embeds the video in the blog.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

thought in lyrics

'Cause it makes me that much stronger
Makes me work a little bit harder
Makes me that much wiser
So thanks for making me a fighter
Made me learn a little bit faster
Made my skin a little bit thicker I
t makes me that much smarter
So thanks for making me a fighter