Category Archives: writing

Remix Fairness, A Closer Look.

Remix Fairness, A Closer Look.

10/4/16

My friend and colleague Michael Branson Smith shared this great piece with our CT101 class this past week – Its very timely and speaks to artists of all kinds – “Andy Baio is a software developer for Kickstarter writes and speaks about his experience being sued by a photographer and is forced to settle and pay thousands of dollars. This is despite the fact he believes the law is on his side and so does his pro-bono counsel the EFF.”

Questions to address in the comments section below ::

  1. What did think about the presentation?

2. How has this presentation solidified or changed your point of view or awareness on the subject of remix and reuse culture?

3. How does this information effect the way you may or may not promote yourself as an artist on the web?

( Make sure that you read Andy’s blog post here as well -> writes <- )

A Thesis Writing Template & Guide

http://www.ryanseslow.com/how-to-write-your-mfa-thesis-in-fine-art-and-beyond/

Click the link above and read the essay. The essay will serve as a template and a series of exercises that we will perform in class over the duration of the semester.

Feel free to react and respond to the essay in the comments section below. What did you find useful? Did anything stand out? Please explain.

 

Important Time Sensitive Info for all MFA students graduating this coming May 2016:

Important Time Sensitive Info for all MFA students graduating this coming May 2016:

Please read all of the info carefully.

  1. Our Tuesday 12/1/15 class session will be a Thesis / Research Paper Revision workshop. We will be discussing the revision process. Students will break up into groups and discuss and edit drafts of each other’s papers. Please bring 2-3 printed copies of your current thesis/paper in progress, or prepare digital versions to e-mail to each other. Please e-mail or bring a printed copy for me as well.

2. Tuesday 12/1/15 – in class we will be filling out the “MFA Thesis Proposal Form” which will served as a cover page for your thesis proposal paper. This form must be returned to Professor Neill Slaughter’s mailbox no later than this coming Friday 12/4/15. If you miss our class this week, you are 100% responsible to pick up the form from Cristina in the art office and return it to Professor Slaughter’s mailbox.

3. Your Final Thesis Papers must be submitted to me, and to Professor Neill Slaughter no later than Tuesday 12/15/15. You may submit the paper anytime before this as well. An e-mail copy is fine for me, but a printed copy should be prepared and submitted to Professor Slaughter.

3.  It is highly advised that all students contact the writing center on campus to have their final research and thesis papers evaluated. You can do this with your current drafts as well.

The Writing Center is located in Humanities Hall, 2nd floor, room 202.

Contact them by Phone: 516-299-2732

Contact them by E-mail: Post-WC@liu.edu

Keep in mind that end of semester is near, please contact them today to make an appointment!

Writing center url – http://www.liu.edu/CWPost/Academics/Schools/CLAS/Resources/Writing-Center/Contact-Us

The Campus Writing Center.

It is highly advised that all students contact the writing center on campus to have their final research and thesis papers evaluated. You can do this with your current drafts as well.

The Writing Center is located in Humanities Hall, 2nd floor, room 202.

Contact them by Phone: 516-299-2732

Contact them by E-mail: Post-WC@liu.edu

Keep in mind that end of semester is near, please contact them today to make an appointment!

Writing center url – http://www.liu.edu/CWPost/Academics/Schools/CLAS/Resources/Writing-Center/Contact-Us

Group Collaboration Project.

Group Collaboration Project

During the week of 11/10 – We began class collaboration project #2. The class broke up into two groups and started an in class group brainstorming exercise. We discussed the works of several artist collaborations over a historical timeline to help begin the process. Each group had the freedom to develop, generate and execute a collaborative work of art based on a collective idea created by the group.

During the week of 11/17 –  We had class presentations of the final outcomes. Both groups presented and discussed their process, execution of the works, composition and documentation. Each group critiqued the final outcome of the opposite group. 

In the comment section below, Group#1 and Group #2 will add their collective statement, as well as collaborate on a group critique of the opposite groups final work of art.

Group1.jpg

Group #1 – Above

Group #2 – Below

group#2.jpg

LIU Post Writing Center Contact Info

All students will contact the writing center on campus to have their final research and thesis papers evaluated. You can do this with your current drafts as well.

The Writing Center is located in Humanities Hall, Room 202

Contact them by Phone: 516-299-2732

Contact them by E-mail: Post-WC@liu.edu

Keep in mind that end of semester is near, please contact them today!

Writing center url – http://www.liu.edu/CWPost/Academics/Schools/CLAS/Resources/Writing-Center/Contact-Us

Our Campus Writing Resource!

This coming Tuesday 11/25/14 we will have a Thesis / Research paper draft editing workshop. Please print and bring 2 copies of your draft to class.

I want to make you all aware that we have a fantastic writing center on campus. It is located on second floor in the Humanities Building. You can visit them and make an appointment or you can call them to do so here – 516-299-2732.

I strongly suggest that you schedule an appointment with the writing center before submitting your final paper to me this semester.