Weekly Archive Assignment

There are 2 parts to this assignment.

1. You will need to maintain a wordpress.com archive that will serve as a source of inspiration for your future design endeavours.  To succeed as artists, you need to be aware of contemporary environment in your chosen field. Each week you will add 2 items to your archive.

  • A post related to New Media Art/Artists
  • A post related to the visual art field or artist

2. You will need to provide a four sentence summary and digital documentation with each archive item.  The summary will need to answer:

  • What it is or what it does
  • Why it’s an appropriate example (Why is it an example of New Media, the visual arts, etc)
  • Why this appeals to you
  • How it could be appealed to your design process and work
  • Embed images, videos, audio files, and the url of the site where you found it (if digital). External urls to third party content platforms (youtube, vimeo, soundcloud, etc) are acceptable as long as there some type of embed documentation as well.

The internet is full of resources for design and artistic inspiration.  However, you aren’t limited to only digital materials (don’t rely solely on sites like pinterest).  You can use physical references as well (books from the library, photographs your take, well designed products you own, art events you have documented, etc).  Any physical reference will need to be documented, digitized, and added to your blog.

Each archive item is worth 5pts of your Assignment grade for a total of 10 pts per week. You will need to send me links to your archive updates to receive credit for the week.

You can download a copy of the assignment sheet below.


Download Weekly Archive Assignment Sheet