- My element is Iodine, and has the atomic number 53
- Iodine was discovered in 1811 by the French chemist Barnard Curtis. The usage of Iodine is mainly medical, reducing thyroid hormones, and killing fungus, bacteria, and other microorganisms such as amoebas, there's also types of iodine that can treat radioactive accidents.
- The greek origin of Iodine, or, iōdēs translates to "violet colored", which gave me the idea to make a flower "a violet" that had crystallized traits considering that iodine in solid form is like a chunky crystal.
- I started with making sketches of crystal-looking flowers, I took samples of the shape of Iodine to try and make the chunkier or more crystal-looking petals.
- If I did this again I'd try to focus on making sure there wouldn't be creases or folds in the styrofoam print so that things looked neater.
- My favorite part was actually printing the designs since I've always enjoyed printmaking and getting to see how your design turns out.
A. Negative space is the empty space that surrounds an object or figure in an image.
B. Negative space was useful in my cutout because it highlighted the mirror-image aspect of my piece, amplifying it's basic design.
C. It helps an artist to see in negative space because it gives the potential to simplify designs or logos.
D. Negative space can help simplify your piece and in some ways make it more realistic. For instance, if there is negative space in the sky it adds realistic emphasises to an empty area of your image.
Throughout the week our class had spent time learning about the design and process that went into making eye-appealing google slides.Thanks to multiple sources provided by Ms. Hull we were able to learn about key factors in what makes an image attractive to us, and with the information provided we made our own slides based off our Me Magazine. I wanted to stick with an excerpt about an essay I wrote in the piece about growing up in a house that encouraged the science and fantasy genre -especially my dad-. Going through the sources provided I was able to absorb more knowledge on what we as humans find aesthetically pleasing and from that I was able to improve my slide-making skills.
Honestly, I made a lot of changes in comparison to the first slide and you can see from the entirely different design what I mean by that. I originally started with a text-block oriented slide that I still found attractive but I decided I wanted to start fresh with a different format. Now, obviously some design choices I made with my new slide might raise eyebrows but I defend that it sticks by what I think is appropriate for a slide about me and my essay. The font, image, and text I used was to give a meme vibe but still have a genuine point and meaning. The research I absorbed explained that slides shouldn't have a bunch of text on one slide, and that points can be summarized and organised better so I decided to take that information and condense it into my meme esc slide. I used multiple sources throughout all this but I definitely got the most enjoyment out of this longer youtube video because of the visuals provided; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SKtcBy9Bvw.
After all this I'm happy to say that I have a better attachment to the slide I made and that the new piece has a better connection to the point I was trying to get across with my design choices. I think a huge point of design should be sticking to the basics but bending stricter rules so that you can have fun with what you make and add a personal touch to what you're doing, otherwise your slide gets boring. Restricting yourself with other's guidelines and not following what you want will only hurt you, others won't know what you're trying to display so giving it your touch makes it easier for them to understand what you're trying to tell who you're presenting to. In conclusion, I learned that there's a lot to making good slides that keep people engaged but what's most important is to make sure you're having fun and making something you and others can be proud of.
For my slide based off our Me Magazine project, I used part of my essay called “Dungeons and Passions” which was written about my passion for the game “Dungeons and Dragons” and growing up with it thanks to my nerdy father. I knew that to start I wanted a fancier-looking font to go with the fantasy theme, so I used what I thought was fitting for the project; “Old Standard TT”. My goal was to make a very centered and eye-catching slide, so I moved the text to the middle to gain a sense of unification in the slide. Knowing the picture that I wanted, I decided to make my text block have a black highlight with white text so that it could stand out for the center, be legible, and be eye-catching for the reader. The contrast of color and flow from the image and text helped this slide work much better, and I’m happy with the way it turned out in the end since I love the essay I used from my Me Magazine project.
1. explain your L.A.N. Local Area Network - all the devices on your internet connection.
I would say that we have quite a lot of wireless links on our home network which explains why there's some internet traffic in our house when everyone's online.
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.
I learned that our home networks may seem a bit complicated at first but after some review it becomes easier to understand how home networks do their job.
3.what would you tell other people that they need to know about having an ISP/Home network?
I would say that more people should learn to understand home networks as it's crucial to be aware of how everything in your home network connects, and the amount of stress their router can handle.