At the end of 2015 this blog will be inactive. This blog was utilized to post my experiences, preliminary research and the process of my interdisciplinary practice. The four year content of this blog, from 2011-15, concentrates on forming my Internet-based collection project. The postings pertaining to research or involvement with individuals/ institutions with aspects of the collections do not intend to be disrespectful of the history or present public institution/ museum practices.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
03 The Structure of the Blog
A Blog as an Artist’s Workspace
Structure of the Blog
top central location on the blog page is the header area, which indicates to
the viewer the information pertaining to the blog as a whole. I have used the
header area of the blog to display my descriptive text. This text is derived
from the characteristics of my blog. Referencing the blog’s description, I will
introduce the structure of my blog.
Screenshot of Example of blog's layout
The text listed below is
the blog description that is posted in my blog’s header.
The blog is for posting my
experiences and the process of my art practice. These can include but are not
limited to academic or experiential research, sample writings, and events.
Currently, my art practice concentrates on forming collections by employing
material culture methodologies. The postings pertaining to research or
involvement with individuals/ institutions with aspects of the collection does
not intend to be disrespectful of history or present public institution/ museum
article, Why We Blog
investigates blogging as a form of personal communication depicted from
interviews concentrated around the Standford University area.
The analysis of the diverse interest and motivations for blogging will be
acknowledged in relation to my own blog’s personal and social characteristics.
in depth interviews of the article examine the motivation to maintain a blog.
The overall motivations that were stated were a record of updated informative
commentary to some specific form of activities.
My motivations to blog are stated in the first two sentences of the descriptive
text. My commentary is about my experiences and the process of my art practice.
The second sentence gives examples of what type of information can be included
in a blog post. The writing pertaining to the
“collection” project, along with the social and cultural research is currently
the primary focus for the blog’s content.
as Muse,” one of the article’s subcategories, sites one interviewee who viewed
blogging as a method to test ideas concerning his readings of news and
scholarly journals. The interviewee’s description of testing scholarly writing
with an audience indicates an example of Kirkup’s argument that the blog format
is a scholarly product of “performative writing.”
The term “thinking with computers” is used to describe the activity toward the
idea of writing a blog post in the article, Why We Blog. The interviewee’s blog post is related to
private writing materials that have future opportunities as published articles
and research materials. The one difference between the blog posts and the
private writing materials is that the blog has an audience.
to the discipline of writing, maintaining a blog has two main benefits that are
described through the interviewee’s experience. The first benefit is having an
audience, for the author to be able to progress with the writing form. The
second is as an archival source that enables the ability for the author and
audience to reference older posts for research or other writing.
first benefit in relation to maintaining my blog is the accessibility to public
access for my text and digital media. The opportunity with online
self-publishing is not only the obvious benefit of immediate access, but
presenting the development of research and archiving of the evolution of
methods used with various forms of media.
have used my blog as an archival source for content in older posts that has
contributed to developing a current blog post. The automatic archiving
capabilities are the second benefit and feature of a blog. This characteristic
refers back to Lovejoy’s description of electronic tools having the
capabilities of collecting and transmitting digital information. Theinvestigation from the article, Why We Blog, has compared a blog to other sources of Internet
communication. Several of the author’s analyses determined that a blog’s public
access offers a non-intrusive style of Internet communication. A blog is a
source of publishing that is considered a voluntary reading source when it is
convenient for the viewer.
The automatic archiving feature enables the non-intrusive style for my blog’s
audience to view a post on their personal schedule.
Screenshot of the blog's header
personal code of ethics was outlined in the articleof several interviewee blogging practices. These
ethics structured the blog for the audience.My last sentence in the blog’s
description pertains to my code of ethics for the blog. The sentence communicates
the involvement with individuals or institutions with the collecting process of
the project. The sentence states; “This is not intended to be disrespectful of
the history or present public institutions or individual practices.”
The statement has an important role with the concept of open communication, as
well as implementing future collaborations with individuals or public
additional aspects of the structure of my blog will be discussed in the video
research segment.The video research clip presents the blog’s
set-up that is not accessible to the viewer clicking on an Internet link to the
blog site. The video research of my blog offers details into the layout and
archiving of a blog post.
my April 10th, 2013 Video Research and Interdisciplinary Practice blog post, I used text and a video clip to begin
a dialog to present one of the several “grey areas” in my art practice
concerning the process of interdisciplinary methods. In the blog post, I refer
to Sarah Pink’s, Social Sciences and Visual Researcher, argument for inquiring
about and employing video for video research and as video representation.
Pink’s argument is toward ethnographic videos and the development of research
and knowledge that can be obtained with video clips.I expanded Pink’s concepts of “video research” to present
how I document my subject matter for a video collection theme after the act of
my ethnographic process.
second video research format presented on my blog included the “60 Second
Testimonial” marketing concept. I used this time frame format to produce a
short directed message pertaining to an aspect of my art-based research.
The intent was to expand upon the first video research, along with experimenting
with my communication research with the medium of video. My research is derived
from marketing concepts that the medium of video has the ability to convey
complex details with ease by a combination of sensory connections.
The video research, An Example of the Blog’s Layout, continues the sixty-second time frame format.
The video is presented with this text to develop the breadth of media use, such
as video and the Internet, to supplement artist and scholarly research.