Monday, April 2, 2018

Research Project Proposal and Citations

  • a statement of the area of interest, thesis statement, introduction
  • a list of primary research (at least 6)
    • e.g. people interviewed, news articles. journals, artist inspirations, librarian assisted resources. catalog resources using Modern Lang Assoc. (MLA) citation methodology in your blog post
    • the class will participate in a research workshop with the UWF librarians
  • locations to conduct fieldwork
  • a list of no less than 4 kinds of information/sample collections/data they will gather in the field
  • a proposed statement of the type of final project/product you will design and create
    • include materials, size, and any other formal elements of the project
Area of Interest: Water Quality
Thesis: UWF student GPAs are directly correlated to the quality of water and amount of tds being ingested through local water sources.
Introduction: The overall quality of our drinking water is constantly undermined by the population as a whole. Most people are unaware of the high volume of impurities that exist in the water we consume each and every day. Everyone knows that water is essential to the survival of all life forms especially us, humans, but are you aware that their is something else lurking in your nearby water fountains? TDS, or total dissolved solids are also entering your body when you take a sip of water from the water fountain in between classes for example chloride, fluoride and sulfate are few of the many dangerous inorganic matter that we unknowingly consume for survival. Many “experts” inform us that our drinking water is safe, but is it really? Do the number of TDS vary from one water fountain to the next? Does this affect the overall health of students on our very own campus?
Primary Research


3. Artists in phillipines using polluted water for art (sparks conversation/intervention)
4. Health center interview with campus DR. on importance of water quality
5. Journal about previous water quality checks/water quality in the area
6. Emails sent out by UWF regarding water quality

Fieldwork Locations:
Sample collections/Data:
  1. TDS in samples of water all over campus (Art building,HLS, Library, Health, Commons)
  2. TDS in samples in surrounding pensacola area (Downtown, My sink, Beach)
  3. Student records that show overall GPA for each college at UWF
  4. Survey of students that questions whether or not they are aware of the water crisis
Final Project/artwork proposal: graphical representation of water quality issue/printed
Materials. Computer, Adobe Illustrator, Paper/print
Size. 11x14?

Formal Elements. Funny take to lighten the mood about drinking water and the effects it has on humans/Student GPA




Works Cited
Fitzpatrick, Jim, et al. “Giving Back To The Environment by Anthony Mwangi.” Fine Art America, fineartamerica.com/featured/giving-back-to-the-environment-anthony-mwangi.html.
Gebreyes, Rahel. “Artists Are Painting With Polluted Water For An Important Reason.” The Huffington Post, TheHuffingtonPost.com, 31 May 2016, www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/painting-river-water-philippines_us_574de4d1e4b0757eaeb0de77.
“How Ocean Pollution Impacts Marine Life-and All of Us.” MarineSafe, 3 May 2016, www.marinesafe.org/blog/2016/04/18/how-ocean-pollution-impacts-marine-life-and-all-of-us/.
“Potential Well Water Contaminants and Their Impacts.” EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, 23 Feb. 2018, www.epa.gov/privatewells/potential-well-water-contaminants-and-their-impacts.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Week 7 Reflection Post:

I have enjoyed using the Brackets app. I plan on creating a variety of URLs that can be used professionally and within my own artistic portfolio. I have finally learned how to embed links and input audio which I find fascinating.  The w3 website has a lot of useful information regarding URL and code writing. This tool has come in handy over the past few weeks when I have struggled to arrange codes in brackets correctly. w3 is also very useful when trying to learn new ways to embed things into a web page.

I look forward to seeing what other students have created using Brackets. I am excited to critique another page, and gain some insight on things that I did not think of originally. I really appreciate new ideas and look forward to the continuation of using Brackets.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

GIF Articles:

A GIF can be considered a democratic entity due to its versatile nature. Meaning, that any and every user has the ability to interpret and enjoy one of these moving images. GIFS, nowadays have become a common form of communication, its purpose is usually to create a humorous mood or feeling. I think the GIF helps in breaking the communication barrier that arises from non-confrontational forms of communication such as direct messages via text. Sometimes it is hard for the texter to convey a message with proper emotion or intent leaving room for a reader to misinterpret the purpose or meaning behind said message. In this case, the GIF does a great job clarifying miscommunication. GIFS are very commonly seen on various social medias, and convey a clear message left to be interpreted throughout society. For example the same GIF can be understood by my dad, my best friend and my teacher alike, even though these individuals share very little in common with one another. The low tech method associated with GIFs also classifies a GIF as a democratic entity. This allows for a wide range a manipulation techniques, that can be achieved by all socioeconomic classes that exist. This also helps push the idea that GIFS can be easily interpreted and understood by the masses.