So I turned in my video introducing myself to the class for New Media and have gotten my first feedback on it, much of it positive. A few quibbles with technique, which are fine because I really had no idea what I was doing anyway. If they can share ways to fix it, I’ll gladly listen. I’m still not happy with the video because I felt like I looked fat and old, but I hope no one points that out! 🙂
Next week we turn in an emblem, a photo with a text attached. I’m going to write about my one serious suicide attempt with a juxtaposition with a calm nature scene. I’ll explain the juxtaposition in the text itself, so I hope everyone “gets it”. My professor is a poet by trade, so his example is much more elegant-sounding than mine will be. I just hope again that people get what I’m trying to say with mine. We will see.
I have some heavy reading this week with the class, with a writer talking about Fascist vs. Marxist ideas of art and the politics of mechanical dissemination of art. It’s going to be hard sledding, but I think I will get it figured out given a week to read forty pages. I really do feel comfortable in the class, moreso than I thought I might. We will see how it goes as we go deeper.