Monday, December 31, 2007
I must admit that I know the bloke that began this and he is one hell of a smart cookie...
This website has the amount of resources you would expect from an organization established more than 30 years ago... (1975)
Welcome to DMI
Sunday, December 30, 2007
This is a very interesting story about an 11,000 year old wall painting found in Syria.
Can you guess which modern master's work it resembles...
Hint - he taught Israeli painter Mordechai Ardon...
Stone Pages Archaeo News: World's oldest wall painting unearthed in Syria
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
YouTube - The Intergalactic Masters Course - The Enlighenment Machine
Check out the Temple Tubbies on the right as well...
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Try it out by clicking the button at the top of the right column - and while your at it check out all the other new widgets available on the right column,
like send-to-a-friend and feed subscription.
And make us all proud tomorrow
Friday, December 21, 2007
So Electronic music, where does it all begin?
Possibly with these guys:
Established in the early 1970s, and widely recognized as the granddads of the sound we now call "Electro".
See these as well:
(very cool site - also shows the guys know how to laugh at themselves - always fun...)
Kraftwerk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Picasa Web Albums - Mike - Exercise 11 -...
As for the exercise itself:
Exercise 11 – Things that go bump in the night…
יאמר אלהים ישרצו המים שרץ נפש חיה ועוף יעופף על-הארץ על-פני רקיע השמים. ויברא אלהים את-התנינם הגדלים ואת כל-נפש החיה הרמשת אשר שרצו המים למינהם ואת כל-עוף כנף למינהו וירא אלהים כי-טוב.
We have finally reached the creation of the lower animals.
On the fifth day God creates the birds and the bugs,
the fish and the slugs,
and all the slithery things of the sea.
Over the next few lessons we are going to do some creature creation of our own…
The first step in this multi-stage exercise requires you to choose an object that has a close and personal meaning to you. Research it, as a complete whole and as a sum of all its parts. Here are some questions to get you started -
What is its shape?
How is it made?
How is it constructed?
How can it be disassembled into its components?
What are its components?
What is the hierarchy between them?
What are its materials?
What is the significance of its color, its texture?
What is its purpose, its function?
What is its meaning? What is its unique meaning to you?
Freedom is a responsibility you have earned – are you up for the challenge?
Are you going to go out there and do your best to leave us all stunned and amazed?
Your research should be presented next lesson in whatever form you see fit.
Based on your research, and work so far, recombine your object into a creature of your own invention. Your creature can be an entirely original creation or it can be based on animals we are familiar with. Here are again, some questions to get the mind juices flowing…
What is the logic behind your creature’s evolution?
What is its form? Size? Color? Texture?
Why has it taken this form?
How does it live? (Eat? Sleep? Procreate? Defecate?...)
How is it born? How does it grow?
What is its mood?
What is its purpose in the grand scheme of life?
What is its meaning? What is its unique meaning to you?
Live long and prosper…
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Exercise 10 is now online for your viewing pleasure
Picasa Web Albums - Mike - Exercise 10 (...
Those of you who want to be involved in, what is now officially, the end of the semester program, for our class and Tali's, should make an effort to visit the Levontin 7 in TA as soon as possible.
There is an opportunity tonight...
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Today it is featured on Haaretz's Captian Internet column as "news". This is amusing to me as GIMP has been around for so many years that it was used for the creation of the original Google logo...
Those of you who wish to download GIMP will find the link and a link to tutorials in Hebrew in the article:
במקום להוריד פוטושופ - חדשות -הארץ
If you are looking for a free 3D application you may want to check out Blender.
Photoshop costs around 1200$, Max or Maya - above 5000$.
You can save over 6200$ by clicking these two links - not bad eh?
Thursday, December 06, 2007
You can add this sites feed to your gmail account. It Looks something like the pic at the top of this post.
In order to add this feature you log into your GMail account
Don't have a Gmail? Get one here.
Click on “Settings” at the top right.
Click on the yellow “Web Clips” tab.
Make sure the “Show My Web Clips above the Inbox” is checked.
In the search box to the left enter or Copy-Paste the following: http://hit-foundations-of-design.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default
Now click on “Add”
You should see at the top of your screen the following:
For your information you can remove all the other RSS feeds GMail is sending you,
Click the “Remove” button near the feeds you don’t want.
Eight easy steps...
Monday, December 03, 2007
- Create at least 5 * A4 sketches
- Create at least 2 * A3 sketches in color
- Create at least 2 models of how your final project will be composed and built.
coffee beans used as a material
Red polycarbonate heated and shaped to create a structurally stable object
A nice example of a relief
Hannukah Party anyone?
I know that the promoters are very interested in collaborating with young and talented artists - they want to put up an exhibition.
Contact them and see what happens
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You can also check them out on Myspace: