Monthly Archives: January 2012

Go pikachu…. I mean Vannever Bush.

Assignment: Create your own Pokemone card using a pioneer.

Process: I uploaded a prime card into photo shop. I then erased all the characters aspects. I continued to create multiple layers to add the photos and the text.

Story: Vannever Bush’s Hp is 80 because he lived to be 84 years of age. He evolved from MIT because he graduated there. His first attack is a refrenece to the power of the atomic bomb. His second attack is based off of memex. If you take a closer look on the top-right corner, you will see a small image of magneto. That image is there because i believe they look alike, and it has no particualr refrence to anything relevant on the matter of this pioneer.

Photo taken from:  http://www.google.com/imgres?q=vannevar+bush+memex&hl=en&sa=X&gbv=2&biw=1366&bih=444&tbm=isch&tbnid=Xlc1kgZ0hMLocM:&imgrefurl=http://macean.com/observation-who-is-vannevar-bush/&docid=CA5FN1Sn6irytM&imgurl=http://orion.ipt.pt/~jpramos/IT/imag/retr_VannevarBush.jpg&w=504&h=605&ei=5TguT_XpN-TEmQX-lvzMDw&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=223&sig=114278597279794481863&page=5&tbnh=131&tbnw=100&start=92&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:13,s:92&tx=37&ty=49

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The Elite 8

Assignment: Create a Minimalist travel poster based on a movie using the pioneers.

Process: I used photoshop to create this. I used a total of 20 layers in photoshop to complete this project. the first ten layers were used to upload each and every individual picture. i then cropped and erase the pictures to allow them to fit. the next ten layers were used to create the words using text. nothing fancy, just time consuming.

Story: The inspiration that lead me to create the elite 8, was from my indescision to pick a single pioneer. so i decided to use all the pioneers and our professor (mainly cause he asked me if he could be in the project.)

Source where pictures were taken from: Google… Vannevar Bush. Alan Turing. Norbert Wiener. JCR Licklider. Doug Englebart. Ted Nelson. Alan Kay.

Triple troll Quote

Assignment:

The assignment was to create a triple troll quote. This is a project where you take a photo of a pioneer, then add a quote from another person, but label the quotee as another person. The thing is, you can’t just pick any name, you must relate all the names together somehow.

Process:

Using photo shop, i uploaded the image of Norbert Weiner. I then created two more layers. On the second layer i created the gradient background using colors black and white. The last layer, i created the quote using text. Simple photo shop steps, nothing fancy.

Story:

I used a photo of Norbert Weiner, Bill Gate’s quote, and Marco Casalan’s name. I chose Norbert because he is a pioneer of cybernetics, and he is a famous childhood prodigy. I then chose Bill Gate’s quote, “Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll be working for one.” I chose his quote because he is a genius that a lot of people work for, and he has changed the world today by his ingenious innovations of technology. I chose Marco Casalan because he is another childhood prodigy. Marco is currently 9 years old and he is the youngest Microsoft systems engineer in the world. He ties into Bill Gate’s quote, because I have a feeling I might end up working for him.

Photo taken form: http://www.art.com/products/p14060923-sa-i2829233/alfred-eisenstaedt-professor-norbert-wiener-american-mathematician-who-founded-cybernetics-in-classroom-at-mit.htm

My relationship with the internet

My first encounter with the internet goes back to 6 years ago, when I was 12 years old. I was in middle school, in San Diego, and I had heard about this site that every body else was talking about. This site called myspace was the talk of the school, so i decided to try it out. From this site I learned to connect with old friends from my past, connect with people I’ve never met, and listen to music my parents didnt apporve of. I found myspace to be a fun and open place to mingle, I always recieved messages from people I’ve never met to meet up and hang out at some park. These people were usually older than me, and always said nice things, but i knew for a fact that only idiots would end up falling for their crap, so I just ignored their offers for free candy and video games.

Thanks to myspace, I learned about e-pedophilia, gang rap music, demonic metal, and gospel death metal. Looking back now, I can say with confidence that myspace made me the man I am today. At first I thought getting molested on myspace would be a tragic event, but I’m glad it happened. When I look at children who are online today, I can’t help but think of all the things they can be exposed too. I’m scared for them, honestly, but I believe that they will learn from their mistakes.

Now that I am older, and more knowledgable, I know that the Internet is filled with dangerous and exotic things, but it can also be used as a vast sorce for knowledge. Till this day, I look upon the internet as both a place to be feared, but to be used with great responsibility, and as a place to connect to a pool of unlimited knowledge.