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InAEA 2011 October Meeting Minutes

PARTICIPANTS:

lihsun, SageStage Minotaur, Marylou Goldrosen, and Sandrine Han

Announcement:

  1. InSEA European Regional Conference 2012, Lemesos, Cyprus, June 25-27, 2012 www.insea2012.0rg The deadline for the Call for Papers the 15th of December, 2011.
  2. IJETA Special Issue: Community Art– Volume 8.3 Call for Articles. Guidelines for authors (articles and visual essays) can be found at: http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/ijeta/index http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/ijeta/about/submissions#authorGuidelines DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 31 JANUARY 2012
  3. BAMAKO SYMPOSIUM 2012: MEDIA ARTS IN FOCUS (4th edition of the Bamako Summer School)
    DATE: July 25 to August 5, 2012 VENUE: L'Université de Bamako, Bamako, Mali. For updates on the project go to www.nkafoundation.org
  4. INTERNATIONAL LAND ART WORKSHOP: Call for Applications
    Date: February 10-24, 2012 Venue: Abetenim Arts Village near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana Date: October 5-19, 2012 Venue: Sang Arts Village, Sang near Tamale in Northern Region of Ghana For details on our projects go to www.nkafoundation.org

Just for sharing:

Sandrine Han: I am using the “sim on a stick” OpenSim for teaching this semester. It has been about 2 weeks, everything looks good. No big technical problem. (Somewhat easier to use than SL.) I will write a post about how to make it. Maybe at the end of the semester I will write another post about what the result is.

Marylou Goldrosen: I want to learn this too from you!

SageStage Minotaur: I am interested in sim on a stick” OpenSim.

Sandrine Han: Maybe you never heard about “sim on a stick” but it is almost free for students to learn how to build in SL

SageStage Minotaur: its open for all ages, which makes it possible to include in k-12. What are the drawbacks?

Sandrine Han: the only thing is it is not "online" students' work can not show to the world and no team work. But it is great for K-12to learn 3D though

Marylou Goldrosen: Art teachers in the schools will want to learn this --because of the security

SageStage Minotaur: hmmm, these two points are what I think are the uniqueness of potentials of Net art. But of course the insular security rather than global education seems to be considered "safe"

Sandrine Han: one drive can have 4 lands... it is really big to create all students can do land art as well but, yes, about the net art... it is really a disadvantage... The sim on the stick means OS (opensim) in a jump drive. it is cheap, and easy to use. Students can take it home as well

SageStage Minotaur: of course they can take it home if they have a computer at home.which is not the case for many students. I just returned from a week in NM and clearly this would be an issue with many. Most schools have a computer lab, but few art teachers in NM use the art lab. Instead to meet National Standards in Technology they do this as add on rather than integrated--so separate from art education. I meant use the computer lab.

Marylou Goldrosen: Yes, most art teachers are teaching to state art tests--boring and narrow

SageStage Minotaur: They don't use the computer lab--sorry I meant computer lab. There is often no art room too.

lihsun: I feel the same problems happened in my local schools as well

SageStage Minotaur: I was working with Elizabeth Garber last week and learned about Arizona too. Great disparities--widening between poor and wealthy

Marylou Goldrosen: Yes--worse is all the cuts in health care for mental health

SageStage Minotaur: art education can and has made a difference with mental health. However, it won't be an art education that focuses on performing or identifying 3 different ways to shade.

Marylou Goldrosen: Yes-- We will have more community programs in art maybe. Trouble is that little pay and no health benefits

SageStage Minotaur: and in hospitals, prisons, elder homes, veteran programs for families like Wounded Warriors. Right--the freelance or non-profits. Grant writing will be an important skill.

Marylou Goldrosen: My sister is bipolar and she is really upset all the time --causing other health problems When they are angry --people can get hurt

SageStage Minotaur: And, grants rarely include healthcare benefits. everything is connected within a body and between bodies

 

DISCUSSION: Art education? Design education? What are the differences? Does the name really matter?

lihsun: I think Art & Design have fundamental differences

Marylou Goldrosen: I see design education as problem solving #1

lihsun: Design is a process of problem sloving and serving for a specific

SageStage Minotaur: Just like art education and art therapy are different fields, different histories, different theories & approaches, and different licensure or credentials.

Sandrine Han: because design can help students to find a job.. yes, Karen, so, when we are teaching art education, should we include design education?

Marylou Goldrosen: There is competition with vocational ed now--technology cert has moved there

SageStage Minotaur: Design and what has been designated as "fine art" are different fields, different histories, different theories & approaches, and different licensure or credentials. media literacy too

Marylou Goldrosen: I do-- I encourage it-- Great exhbition at MOMA on Safe design a few years ago

Sandrine Han: for me, I think design is another field of study that I didn't really learn about it in art education

SageStage Minotaur: art education can include both design and fine art and art from a broader visual culture--social theory perspective.

Sandrine Han: there are more and more design shows in fine art museum

lihsun: People nowadays see Design as a useful solution in a real life

SageStage Minotaur: Or art education can focus specifically on design or fine art from a social theory perspective, i.e., visual culture.

lihsun: I think visual culture can be served in both Art & Design Educations

SageStage Minotaur: Art from social activist perspectives is useful to real-life issues in bringing about change.

Marylou Goldrosen: I agree--recycling, product design, even architecture --for social solutions gets ignored

 

FIELD TRIP:  Mathematical Art http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Da%20Boom/109/205/73

A realisation of M C Escher's 'Relativity' by Furia Freeloader, and mathematical sculptures by Seifert Surface! Furia's full-scale model in 3D can be rotated along three axes. Seifert's artwork touches on knots, fractals, surfaces and the 4th dimension

 

Next meeting time: November 5th, 8 AM SL time= 8AM PST, 9AM MST, 10 AM CST, 11 AM EST, Sydney=1:00; Frankfurt=17:00; Taipei=23:00.  You are very welcome to join us!

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