Monday, February 19, 2018

feb 9-16

This week we were able to print the parts of the turtle. John seemed to have trouble with the machine, but after finally loading the program we were able to make cuts. the machine then got stuck and once again had some technical difficulties. Finally, we had enough cuts to be able to complete the turtle.

Monday, February 5, 2018

jan 26- feb 2

This week i was able to print out my vinyl design. I  printed it on the smaller cricket printer. it came out great. I have also been working on my 3d cut/print. I plan on making a turtle as my 3d object. I'm going to cut out each tile of his shell, feet, and head then assemble separately and add color. Hopefully it turns out as well as I envisioned.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

jan 15-19

this week, despite the cold weather, we were able to complete our drawings in illustrator and print them out on the CNC machines.  while using minimal vector points, my drawing only took 2.5 minutes to complete.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


Art in the age of mechanical reproduction

Walter Benjamin made excellent points in the difficulty yet imminent evolution of technology in art. He talks about the invention of photography and how it affects the replication of art by an individual.
Benjamin discusses the struggle of the reproduction of art and the difficulty of maintaining the authenticity of the art itself. He discusses how technology has made art more difficult to replicate while maintaining its integrity. He mentions the evolution of art due to technology and the struggles of authentic reproduction.  Benjamin says the alterations of the original works of art changes its perception to the viewer due to its alterations during replication.