Monthly Archives: March 2008

Idat 203: idea I am going to take forward and stick with!

Time is running out so I am going to lok into poetry and how narrative are expressed in a different way, and liek my Idat 204 piece I am going to two narrative playing one in each ear and then they swop ear after each verse, now the search for two poems beginnings…


Idat 202: Arrrgh my eyes

I have done my eyes in by making up (in Fireworks CS3) the 16 playing cards that will get featured in our application. The cards include:

2 of Spades

5 of Hearts

8 of Dimonds

10 of Clubs

Jack of Clubs

10 of Hearts

9 of Spades

4 of Dimonds

King of Dimonds

7 of Dimonds

3 of Spades

Queen of Hearts

6 of Clubs

Ace of Clubs

8 of Spades

3 of Dimonds

You can find all the finish cards in my e-learning workbook…

Idat 202: Making of card

Today I woke up and I thought, I best do some work, even if it is not loads. I decided to make the cards that we will use on our e-learning application. I thought it would be best to have the back of the card in the traditional red colour, and I just placed my own simple pattern on the back. I done this task in Fireworks CS3. You can find the finish piece in my e-learning workbook…

idat 203 two poems

With the help of my sister I have come across these two poems, they are both about nature and how they effect the person.  But both are different views, the Sonnet poem is very light and has a positive look on nature, whereas the  Protrolling Barneget is a more negative view of nature, so I feel these are two dramatic contrasting poems.

Sonnet – John Clare

I love to see the summer beaming forth
And white wool sack clouds sailing to the north
I love to see the wild flowers come again
And mare blobs stain with gold the meadow drain
And water lillies whiten on the floods
Where reed clumps rustle like a wind shook wood
Where from her hiding place the Moor Hen pushes
And seeks her flag nest floating in bull rushes
I like the willow leaning half way o’er
The clear deep lake to stand upon its shore
I love the hay grass when the flower head swings
To summer winds and insects happy wings
That sport about the meadow the bright day
And see bright beetles in the clear lake play

Patrolling Barnegat by Walt Whitman

Wild, wild the storm, and the sea high running
Steady the roar of the gale, with incessant undertone muttering,
Shouts of demoniac laughter fitfully piercing and pealing,
Waves, air, midnight, their savagest trinity lashing,
Out in the shadows there milk-white combs careering,
On beachy slush and sand spirts of snow fierce slanting,
Where through the murk the easterly death-wind breasting,
Through cutting swirl and spray watchful and firm advancing,
(That in the distance! is that a wreck? is the red signal flaring?)
Slush and sand of the beach tireless till daylight wending,
Steadily, slowly, through hoarse roar never remitting,
Along the midnight edge by those milk-white combs careering,
A group of dim, weird forms, struggling, the night confronting,
That savage trinity warily watching.

Idat 203: Mscape

here is the website link to Mscape, but in this case I have decided not to go through with my idea of using this

Idat 203: starting new ideas

So during the Easter Holidays I was having a think of what I could continue on with for this project. I had a number of ideas. One was doing a Sugar Waters audio effect of an everyday event. Which then changed into making it based on a college shooting, with the same idea of Elephant, with it being more about the reality of the scene than the narrative. But then I started to think how would the user know the audios have swopped and if one audio was being played backwards how would they understand it, and know what was going on.
I then started to think of just doing a bigger scaled version of what I completed for Idat 204, but I did not want to do a narrative tour again, and as I do not know any actors/actresses and I am not a writer I could not create a story of different views of an event, that would be intense and worth while.
Next idea that came into my head was using Mscape, with is software which works with flash and GPS. I was thinking of creating a sound piece that follows the route you are taking by detecting where you are with the GPS on your phone. But the same reasons as before, I did not want to do just an audio tour and a story i write would not be very interesting.

Idat 202: DS game wants to join in the magic

Today whilst i was looking for DS lite games I came across a game named, Magic Made Fun.  On this game you can interactive with magic tricks and also learn them.

Here is a video i have found on YouTube, of the game trail.