Thursday, December 14, 2017

Medical Tricorder Process

I used Fusion 360 to model the tricorder. It was then 3D printed in clear resin. I sanded the surface and painted it in acrylic paints.

Star Trek Project-Medical Tricorder

The medical tricorder was a specialized version of the standard Starfleet tricorder. It was equipped with sensors and analysis software tailored for medical diagnostic purposes. They were usually the first tool a Starfleet doctor utilized when assessing a patient's condition. Medical tricorders could function aboard ship in sickbay as well as on away missions.

Using Fusion360 I designed my own version of the medical tricorder

Rob Myers Reading Response

-Shareable readiness 

Meyrs discusses the line between things that are copied and when you get credit. He seems very open to people using his art.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Roddenberry Research Project

USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) is a fictional starship in the fictional Star Trek universe that serves as both the main setting of the original Star Trek television series, as well as the primary transportation method for the show's characters. The Enterprise has been depicted in four network television series, six feature films, countless books, and much fan-created media. The original Star Trek series (1966–1969) features a voice-over by Enterprise captain, James T. Kirk (William Shatner), which describes the mission of the Enterprise as "to explore strange new worlds; to seek out new life and new civilizations; to boldly go where no man has gone before". The Enterprise is a Class-1 Heavy Cruiser that serves as a part of the Star Fleet, which is the United Federation of Planets' space-borne peace-keeping force. It is capable of Interstellar travel and serves intermittently as both a patrol craft and as a deep-space exploration vessel. The NCC-1701 appears in the first three Star Trek films in a refitted configuration. The original starship was destroyed in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and from then on was replaced with an identical starship, the NCC-1701-A. The Enterprise became a pop culture icon and was just as important a character on the series, which originally ran from 1966-1969, as Capt. James T. Kirk or Mr. Spock. In honor of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum 40th anniversary, the original USS Enterprise model from the Star Trek television series has been fully restored and put on view at the Washington tourist attraction, according to the museum. 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Project 1

Reading Response

Walter Benjamin's "Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" discusses many of Benjamin's concerns about the involvement of technology and reproduction of works of art. The article deals with the shift in what it means to be an artist, and debates what is considered genuine or authentic.

Marxism also plays a big role in his arguments, as well as "aura". He argues that aura can vanish and that it can be hard to capture what is real, and how our sense of the world allows us to do things. He described it as "the symptomatic process whose significance points beyond the realm of art," and claims that each time an artwork is recreated, it loses aura.

I personally disagree with many of the points that Benjamin makes. Thinking back to my drawing II class, my professor encouraged photography, and also suggested that we try to replicate the work of other artists, for our own personal gain in order to strengthen us as artists. I think that each time an artwork is recreated, it gains aura, as opposed to losing it. While Walter Benjamin may be a very respected and intelligent man, I feel like a lot of his ways of thinking are outdated, and that those beliefs just don't apply in this day and age.