Monday, October 27, 2014

Assignment 10/27/14 Photo Assignment

As we explore our world and surroundings, we capture images and memories of our everyday life.
You will be taking photographs of each of the following subjects:
Do I need to explain?  
Check out Finnish artist’s Iiu SusirajaAnti-Selfies

Create a self-portrait that incorporates your reflection.  Scan your environment and discover your reflection in windows, glass objects, liquids, or shiny utensils and objects.  We’ve all seen too many bathroom mirrors selfies; please spare us.

Each morning I appear
To lie at your feet,
All day I will follow
No matter how fast you run,
Yet I nearly perish
In the midday sun.
Find an interesting location to capture your shadow.  Think about location and again your surroundings.  
How do the shadows differ throughout the day?
A Walk in Nature
Go for a walk in nature and photograph from a meditative state of mind.  Shoot wide shots of nature as well as close-up details.  

Head in the Clouds
Record the sky whether it be the sunrise, sunset or cloud formations.

I took a workshop with Alessandra Cave and was motivated to pick up a camera.  This project was inspired from sections of her book, Shooting with Soul and by what I found from looking through the lens (even if it is an iphone) and hunting for the right shot.  It’s a scavenger hunt of sorts but it’s also a time for you to reflect on your perception of the world and how you communicate that though images.  
You will start this assignment today and send me your 5 bestphotos
The five photos will address each of the above subjects.  
Save your images- do not delete them, just in case I am unable to upload, didn’t receive, etc.  We will look at the photos on an upcoming content day and incorporate them in an assignment.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Frederick McCarthy

"Binding Timeline: Part 1 of 3 | Transworld Snowboarding." Transworld Snowboarding. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Sept. 2014.

"Burton Snowboards | History." Burton Snowboards. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Sept. 2014.

"How to Choose Snowboard Bindings & Compatibility Guide." Ski, Snowboard, Wakeboard, Skateboard & the Freshest Clothes. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Sept. 2014.

"Illicit's Fully Interactive Snowboarding History Timeline Machine | Illicit Snowboarding." Illicit's Fully Interactive Snowboarding History Timeline Machine | Illicit Snowboarding. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Sept. 2014.

"Snowboard History: From Snurfer To First Snowboard Magazine." Wetsuits Surfboards Snowboards Videos and Boardblog 360Guide. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Sept. 2014.

Michael Mallon   "Binding Idea." Telephone interview. 20 Sept. 2014.
Alex Tuttle   "Binding Idea." Telephone interview. 20 Sept. 2014.
Ryan Manning  "Binding Idea." Telephone interview. 20 Sept. 2014.
Keegan Manning    "Binding Idea." Personal interview. 20 Sept. 2014.

Ian J. Daly     "Binding Idea." Personal interview. 20 Sept. 2014.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Remember 4 images by noon tomorrow!

Please email your images in order of how you want them presented.  The fourth image will be your logo design.

If you do not send them you will not earn your content points.

Innovative Idea

My innovative idea would not only cut back on emissions and benefit the environment, but it would also make transportation a lot more fun. The idea is what I call Urban Zip-lining. People who want to utilize this system have to buy a battery backpack that hooks up to a zip-line allowing you use electricity to zip -line down and up hill slopes. Although the idea might sound a little unrealistic, after doing research it is actually much more practical than I originally expected. It offers practically free Travel, eliminates traffic, reduces emissions that damage the earth, and is a whole lot of fun too.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

New ski/ski edge

My innovative idea would be to create a new type of park ski with stronger edges. This is persist problem within park skiers. We always destroy our skis very quickly because we hit rails and the edges break, and then the skis crumbles apart. I would like to work with a ski company to try to find a new metal or combination of metals to make a ski last longer. This would directly help skier in the park and eventually all over the mountain.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Innovative idea

My innovative idea is a skiers/snowboarder app. Currently there are no apps that skiers can easily access competition point, pro updates, resort promotions, weather updates, count down to first day ext. In this app I would hope to incorporate a current online forum called Newschoolers, this would involve contacting the head of the website and creating some sort of business deal. Mountains and resorts also have no way to directly promote their information to their buyers. With this app would allow push notifications to be sent to someone’s phone about season pass deals, day pass deals, competitions and special events.  Another feature to this app I would like to have is AFP, USSA and USASA rankings. When you are a competitive skier or snowboarder logging into each of theses websites is a pain, having one account with all of these and your ranking readily available would we amazing. To start this app off I would need to contact at least 5 mountains who would be willing to invest in the app, along with getting all of the organizations and websites onboard with the ap. This innovative specifically targets skiers and snowboarders (many SNC students).  

Friday, September 5, 2014

Innovative Idea

My innovative idea consist on opening a new modern/urban skate shop in Incline Village. There is not a skateboard shop in Incline Village. This shop will comprise of all your skateboard essentials (apparel, shoes, decks) and more. This skate shop will support anything local and also carry exclusive products such as Supreme, Billionaire Boys Club, and many more designer/street wear products.  This shop will also include a photography section and host a rare vintage consignment. This skate shop will also host local community BBQ's, demos, and giveaways. As the business expands we would like to give back to the community and build a local skate park for the community to enjoy. Money generated from the skate shop, 10% of each product that sold, will go into preserving a natural land trust with recycled raw materials to build stages to host festivals and concerts.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Innovative Idea

Jake Morris
Core 101
Innovative Idea

My Innovational idea would have a major impact on SNC athletics and SNC student well being. I believe That an indoor sports complex should be put together for all the athletic teams. An all season training facility with a field and a gym. The entire complex can be free for all student, the fee should be included in the tuition. The teams will have designated training days that everyone else knows about. The facility would be used and loved by all students. Down to the serious trainer or the every day student.
I'm here!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Logo/Mini Practice Pecha Kucha

Interview a student and create a logo based on information from the interview.
Gather four images that describe information you learned in interviewing your partner. The fourth and last image will be of the finished logo.
Send high quality images to me:

Write some questions to ask you partner.
Interview partner and take some quick notes.
Start by writing down words that relate to your interview. Remember when brainstorming write down anything that comes to mind. This will allow you to start the process of generating visuals. These visuals could be your starting point in creating a logo as well as gathering images for your mini practice Pecha Kucha.
Start Sketching out ideas for your partners logo. What does the logo say about your partner?
Gather four images that best describe information you learned in interviewing your partner and in creating the logo. The fourth and last image will be of the finished logo.
Send high quality images to me: by Tuesday, Sept 9th no later then noon.

Step 7
Mini Practice Pecha Kucha September 10 in class.
4 slides@ 20 seconds each 1minute 20 seconds.

Annotated Bibliography

Due Wednesday, September 17 Annotated Bibliography.

  • Bring five high quality information resources that pass the CRAAP test. 1-3 line description of each resource and its relevance to your innovation. Information resources should be listed in MLA format.                                                                                       
  • Remember to use Literati
  • Bring five human resources (names, titles, and contact information) with a 1-3 sentence description of why each is relevant to your project.
  • Start of canvas
  • Complete Boxes 1-4 of the canvas.  Identify what information you still need for interviews.
  • Due Wednesday, September 17th: Notes from the Field Presentation
  • Bring images, notes and other evidence of your field research.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Challenge Description
Students will have until September 29th to develop a new commercial or social innovation. The innovation may be a new good/service, a new way to deliver an existing good/service or a creative solution to a social problem.

Due Wednesday, September 3rd
Final IC idea due.
A short paragraph as to why a target audience would need your innovation.
           • Identify your idea you will be working with, what target audience you are addressing,       and why the target market/audience would need your innovation.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Computers Needed

Bring your computers this Monday and Wednesday (8/25 & 8/27).  We will be doing a BSCE survey Monday morning and some research on Wednesday morning.  Enjoy your Sunday!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Watch this video

Irene Au's video is here.
Remember 5 Innovative Challenge ideas for Monday.  Have a great weekend.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Velkommen, bienvenue, karibuni!

Welcome to Sierra Nevada College.  I'm sure you've had an exciting week moving, rearranging courses and meeting a load of new faces, names and what to stay away from in the cafeteria.
I have posted the syllabus in the above tab.  You can access this throughout the semester.