What is your element? Name and atomic number
My element is Selenium. The atomic number is 34.
Tell the reader about your element, history, function/use and so on.
Selenium was discovered in 1817. It is a nonmetal element that is used in supplements, dandruff products, and it is also used in glass. Some people have a selenium deficiency, for which they take a selenium pill or supplement.
How did you get the idea for the imagery you chose?
Selenium is named after, Selene, the greek goddess of the moon. I chose to make my image the moon, because it was connected while not being too obvious.
What process did you go through to make this print?
I designed my idea, and put it on tracing paper. Once it was on the tracing paper I put it on the block using pressure. I then made the prints by rolling on ink and pressing them onto paper using a wooden spoon. I carefully pulled the paper away, let it dry and matted it.
What would you do differently if you did this print a second time?
I would make my atomic number and symbol easier to see, as they are a little blurred
What part of the project did you enjoy the most? Describe the step and what you liked so much about it.
We had to think of ideas for our print and I really liked making the concept and sketching out my ideas, I really like drawing so it was fun to think of new ideas and hash them out.
A problem I had with my other slide was the font. The fonts didn’t go together and didn’t make sense with the theme. This time I kept the font very simple and clean. I changed the quote I used because I thought that this one - that comes from Frida Kahlo - would work better and also look better on the slide. I used shadowing with my title, to keep it interesting and create a 3D effect to make the slide look less flat.
My research told me that less is more. I tried to convey that by keeping my slide within only 2 colors and just having a white background. My research also told me to use a color palette. I choose black and blue because they are a classic pair, I made the background white to help the colors pop. The sources were presentation zen and entrepreneur.com. They both said to keep the focus on the important parts of the slide, which I tried to do.
I choose to make my slide look this way to showcase my personal interests. I love astrology, and I am very interested in how the planets impact your personality. I am a leo sun, which is the sign most people know, and I included the symbol for leos. However, I am also a Cancer in my moon. I decided to include both because I think both equally impact my personality. Since my name is multicolored I made the symbol black so that the eye is drawn to the color in the picture. I added the flower, which’s stem bleeds off the page. I also decided to add the bee to compare the yellow in the slide. Finally, I added the color background because while it is still a pastel, it adds color to the slide and makes it more interesting.
2. reflect on what you learned about networks, did you have an OMG moment that you learned something new and interesting? if not, write about what you learned.
The thing that I learned that really surprised me was when we learned that the cloud wasn't just an abstract thing. I always knew it was real but I never really comprehended the fact that it was a real, physical thing.
3. what would you tell other people that they need to know about having an ISP/Home network?
One thing I would tell others about having their own home network is that the internet is a real physical thing, and that everything you see or do is concrete and will really live forever.