CT101, the YORK College Cross Course Collab Part II
This fall semester my students at CUNY York College collaborated on the annual GIF the Portrait project.
CT101 is a digital storytelling course that fosters the understanding and application of digital tools while creating a digital identity on the Internet at large!
This project is live on the NET-ART website.
CT101 has two sections this fall semester. Whilst learning some new blogging skills each student was asked to write an individual post about someone who inspires and motivates them. They were asked to share why and add contextual links for further clarification. (these can be found on the ct101 website) Using the portrait of that person selected we learned basic electronic image manipulation skills with adobe photoshop. Students also made some basic sequential motion graphics with those manipulated images. Then, they were asked to extract one single still-frame from their individual animations to contribute to the animations above. The result is a fast moving collaborative sequence of portraits. The portraits quickly morph and fragment into a series of animated iterations. Does the word ENERGy come to mind? We hope so (along with a little glitch aesthetic, we hope for that too). After the first animated collaboration was published, we began pushing the piece further by “examining the potentials of what else may happen?”
Students are now working on screen grabbing the consolidated GIFs and pushing them forward into “various otherness” using the mobile apps below.
Would you like to remix one? What is stopping you?!!
Glitche’ – glitche.com
to.be camera – to.be/camera
Giphy Cam – https://giphy.com/apps
Instagram – http://Instagram.com
VHS CAM – http://rarevision.com/vhscam
Assembly Design App – http://assemblyapp.co