Posts Tagged ‘Portfolio’

Saturday at Häktet

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

Yet another Saturday at Häktet, this perfect weekend night I’m actually not working with our class site, www.creativesunlimited.com, I’m sorting out my portfolio. I’ve finally registered a domain for it and now the wordpress is bugging me.

I’m actually considering redoing it all in html, but I’m so out of the loop on coding. I used to have a neat little app that did all tricky things called PageSpinner, and still my websites came out like crap. It was the days before css and all the other miracles that make browsing delightful. I was so much more of a pioneer those days, finding people who shared your opinions and taste in literature, music etc. was so new and exiting, you joined a group on a crappy coded and bad designed community and BAM! five new friends, and that was back when all still used dial-up modems… My posse those days talked about tattooing our ICQ uin:s on us since they where such a large part of our identity, changing the email you use for msn today isn’t even hard. I don’t talk to anyone online on an daily basis anymore, If some random person would contact me because we both claim Yeah Yeah Yeahs as a great band I’d think he’s retarded. My facebook is only about bragging rights, a way to display pictures from great times, namedropping that series no-one else has picked up yet and spying on people’s lives, trough this weird filter.
Is this road really worth traveling down?

New semester

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

So, the portfolio is still somewhere in development hell… All the text is done and i have made some wordpress experiments. However I don’t feel like its moving forward and that is not so good.

Christmas and New Year and all that was a blast but now the cold, harsh, Karlskronian reality have me in a tight grip.

I and Filip Redelius spent an evening working on a short motion sequence; the idea was that the project should take no longer then three hours from start to finish. It became a DVD-menu for the movie White Zombie (since it was public domain and we wanted to include footage from the film itself). The result can be found at this link

There is just so much to do, it never seem to end. Me and Carl are the copy’s for our class-site and have spent sever hours trying to develop a nice but firm tone of voice for all the stuff we need to write.

In other news, AdLibris billed me for a book they haven’t sent me, and that is a bit bothersome.

Portfolio, they say

Monday, December 17th, 2007

So, I’m spending the last few days of this semester (and most of the Christmas vacation, I suspect) working on a portfolio. It’s a bit more challenging then I thought it would be at first, a lot of the other people in class also seem to think this. Perhaps it’s a bit too early for this module. I don’t feel that I want to brag about stuff that i did in the first few modules and I can’t pun anything from the class site in yet since were still making it.

So right now it’s hard. However I didn’t sigh up for an easy education and I’m quite sure it will work out in the end but right now my bath is quite dark and unclear.

In other news i watched a speech that Isak posted on My daily Bread. It deals with copyright, user generated content and states the fact that a lot of us are living outside the law right now and have come to consider this normal. As a self claimed expert on pop culture and a very unofficial spokesperson of the youth today may comment is (and yes, you may quote me but only if you use the whole quote, or of course remix it with something else to a new content): “We live this way because it’s the only way we know of. Not remixing and redistributing as we see fit makes us feel like prisoners or the un-free population under a dictatorship. We do not consider ourselves as criminals, we consider ourselves as free. We claim that the law is not only outdated, it’s downright wrong. Taking what is and redesigning it to fit our purposes says more to our audience then original, brand new content would. Take for instance segments where G.W.B. and Blair lip-synchs to various songs (the gaybar version is my favorite). They are political comments containing a message that is easy to understand and take part of and expressing the same themes in another way would be al lot harder to get across in traditional writing not to mention the much smaller target audience, none of us consider this a violation of Electric Six song nor the footage used. Outlawing it is like outlawing literacy.”
Reality is what we make it be, why not rewrite the broken parts.