Project 9,10: Final Project

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glegrady
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Project 9,10: Final Project

Post by glegrady » Wed Nov 08, 2023 7:11 pm

Project 9,10: Final Project

http://vislab4.mat.ucsb.edu:7860/

Final project to be documented as a pdf. The best way to do this is to use PPT. Have the first page the title page, with your name, email, etc.
then post one image per each PPT page with the prompt at the bottom, and then a page for describing wha the goal of the series is about. Once complete you can export it as a pdf. We can then post the pdf on the course website.
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Final presentation will be on December 7 by zoom.
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The final project is to produce a set of 8 or more images that have a common theme or a focused exploratory study. The intent is to do something that can become part of your portfolio, that you can showcase for future applications, presentations, etc..

You have the choice of which software to use, MidJourney or Stable Diffusion. You should approach the development of the final project through experimentation, but once you have an idea, that idea should determine the collection and sequence of all of the images. All the images can have similar properties, or they can be opposites, or they can be sequential. You have to come up with a rule by which all the images are integrated with each other.
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Final Pdf should contain the following:

Title
Your name
Concept Description Introduction
images
Discussion & analysis: This is an important section as here you discuss how you did the images, adding details of technical seetings, text prompts, followed by evaluation of what you thought worked and what did not. And conclude with any externa links if you were using any unusual technical processes, or conceptual references.
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Here is an example of an artwortk by the conceptual artist John Baldessari who I admire - based on sequence:https://www.mat.ucsb.edu/~g.legrady/rsc/bald/tower.jpg

All of the images look different but if you look closely, something in the bottom image is presented in the next image. Baldessari used to go to North Hollywood shops where he could purchase for little money old Hollywood movie publicity photos. He used these to create new artworks. Baldessari's work is a good example where the art is not necessarily in the mage, but in the concept that defines the image. In this work, he reinvents the meaning of the images by reconfiguring them according to a rule: the sequence of something in the bottom image is present in the next one, and something in the next one is present in the one on that of it.

The bottom image has two lizards fighing. For Baldessari this represents the beginning of time. On top of that is a man and woman fighting around a desk. A chair has fallen on the ground. The next image is of 3 men and one has a pickax going through a wasp nest. The next image has 3 guys and they are smoking. The next image is of three different packs of menthol cigarettes. The next image is of a cool outdoor winter scene. The next image is Samson destroying the temple throwing a statue (breaking up the house), and the last image is of a piano player and a violinist playing together. The curator asked Baldessari - what is the sequence about? and he answered its the history of the evolution of life from the chaotic beginnings and ending in "culture", the curator then asked - what is the purpose of the blue/golden sphere? and Baldessari answered - its to keep everything in balance. If the sphere is removed then the stacked set of images would fall over, so it keeps all the precariously stacked images in place.
George Legrady
legrady@mat.ucsb.edu

pratyush
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Re: Project 9,10: Final Project

Post by pratyush » Tue Dec 05, 2023 1:05 am

Below is my final project for MAT255 F23 in PDF format.
Thanks!

Final Project - MAT255 F23:
Final_Project_MAT255_Fall23_Rumi.pdf
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gracefeng
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Re: Project 9,10: Final Project

Post by gracefeng » Tue Dec 05, 2023 12:01 pm

MAT255 Portfolio (2).pdf
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bsierra
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Re: Project 9,10: Final Project

Post by bsierra » Tue Dec 05, 2023 12:28 pm

[attachment=0]a human experience - bryan sierra (1).pdf[/attachment]
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a human experience - bryan sierra (1).pdf
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autumnsmith
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Re: Project 9,10: Final Project

Post by autumnsmith » Tue Dec 05, 2023 12:47 pm

Project 9,10 Final Project Updated 12/7
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MAT 255 Final - Autumn Nicole (2).pdf
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luischavezcarrillo
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Re: Project 9,10: Final Project

Post by luischavezcarrillo » Thu Dec 07, 2023 12:37 pm

MAT 255 Final Portfolio.pdf
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