Category Archives: Rogue Rabbit @ SFSU

Augmented Bodies – Project and Thoughts

First I’d like to comment on how interesting it was to discuss augmented bodies with the group and hear others thoughts on ideas and current body modifications.

A few things I found interesting was the reaction most had to the idea of men getting muscle implants or having ball bearings inserted in the penis. Most people seemed really disgusted at the idea of the modifications that men are currently undergoing, yet no one really gives a second thought to the ways that women have been “augmenting” their bodies for hundreds of years. Read More

Indeterminacy Switch

I did Vanessa’s Indeterminacy project, which was to create a poem using letters scrambled from the answers to a series of questions.

The questions/answers were as follows:

Your full name: Sarah Nicole Love Kelly

Where you were born: Sacramento

Your favorite food: Strawberries

The name of your favorite song: Green and Dumb

Your astrological sign: Taurus

Your Chinese zodiac animal: Sheep

Your Mayan astrological sign Eagle.

This gave me the following numbers of letters:

a b c d e g h i k l m n o p r s t u v w y
8 2 2 2 12 2 2 2 1 5 2 4 3 1 7 6 3 3 1 1 1
This gave me a total of 70 characters  to work with.
The directions as written weren’t entirely clear as to how to use the letters, but I got clarification from Vanessa (I wasn’t sure if I was to re arrange the letters or if I had to choose a word that started with each of the 70 letters).
Here is the outcome.

Culture Jamming Part 1

I chose the clenched fist image to manipulate for this assignment. It is often associated with the Black Panther Party and is a common symbol of solidarity for a variety of causes.

2009 Facebook Advert
Obviously it has been appropriated repeatedly over the years (I think the 2009 Facebook advert shown shows just how grossly misappropriated it can be!).
The idea of food freedom (the ability to choose to eat how you want, grow what you want, sell to whom you want) is under fire. We are rapidly losing the right to choose how we obtain our food and who we obtain it from is being cracked down on left and right. 
The US government and it’s various agencies are working diligently to make sure we are only eating foods that have been grown to be less nutritious and have had Monsanto’s dirty hands on it (the head of the FDA was formerly a Monsanto executive – talk about a conflict of interest). They are systematically dismantling the small, local food sources in favor of mass farmed, GMO crops. 
I imagined this appropriation when I had an assignment to generate logos for a non profit. I didn’t really develop it beyond the thumbnail, as my instructor thought it was too controversial.

I’ve created 24 stickers on a clear sticker paper that I will distribute in various locations over the next 24 hours. I have a few places in mind and will likely start tonight. 
I also did another piece, that might be a bit harder to insert into the public. My street often as no parking/no stopping signs due to construction. (I am rarely ever home, but it looks sort of like I missed my opportunity for the easy target as of today. I didn’t see any signs this morning.) 
I’ll post my photos before class on Tuesday!

Illustrator

Illustration using combination of Illustrator (line work) and Photoshop (painting)

I just wanted to post some examples of what is possible once you get the hang of Illustrator and start using it in conjunction with programs such as TinkerCAD or Photoshop. I’m in the Study Commons at the moment, so I can’t put together any how to videos, but I figured I’d show you the power of Illustrator once you get the hang of it.

Mixed Media using vector files created in Illustrator to cut paper using CNC cutting machine
(still waiting on my laser cutter)
Paper flowers created from vector files in Illustrator. Again used in conjunction with CNC paper cutting machine
Technical drawing using Illustrator instead of hand drafting
Technical drawing using Illustrator
Product rendering using combination of Illustrator and Photoshop
Product rendering using combination of Illustrator and Photoshop
3D print using scalable vector graphics (.svg file), imported into TinkerCAD
and printed on a Type A Machines Printer
Laser rastered and cut medallion using scalable vector graphics on
Epilog 60 watt laser
Laser etched logo using scalable vector graphics on Epilog 60 watt laser
Save the Date cards designed in Illustrator to take advantage of scaleable boarders
to be usable for invitations, reply cards and map cards.
Letter press using scalable vector graphics that have been 3D printed