Mapping Landscapes: ideas

Last week was a difficult week for me. My husband had an appendicitis and needed to have surgery so I had to miss a couple days of school and was set back school work wise. For this project, I haven’t been able to make a connection with what exactly to do.

The first thought I had was taking an art project I wanted to do and just mapping where I found the objects on the list. The list is based on suggestions from friends and randomly chosen from lists on Pintrest. The list is the following:
2)Funny face
3)Starts with the letter T
10) Shadows

The other idea was to take satellite screen shots of the Bay Area, the Valley in LA, and Disneyland and make them into an abstract image of just the streets and highways as they look like shattered glass or spattered paint. I’d overlap them as these are the three places I have spent most of my life being in.

That’s what I’ve thought about do for now. I’m hoping that I’ll have some time this weekend to work on it. For now, its keeping an eye on Hubby and working on the rest of my schoolwork. I’ll never again do a schedule like this. Its causing too much stress and anxiety.


Mapping project: GPS tracking

Damn I hate dealing with these things!

I did a walk on Friday but for some reason I couldn’t get a proper map of the path I took to import properly the actual map. So I found a site I could draw the route I took called Plot A where I was able to get what I needed. I sort of want to punch Google people because, seriously jackholes, you NEED to put yourselves in the user’s seat to see if your shit works easily. Dammit, I hate engineers that don’t factor in the user’s experience EVER in their work! Anyway, here’s the map and the information from it:
The path was 2.385 miles, took me a little over an hour to complete, and the GPS coordinates of my starting point was Latitude of 37 degrees N 54′ 10.468″ and Longitude of 122 degrees W 18′ 34.419″

Augmented Body project: Final image

I decided to go with the first image I wanted to work with as it was just a better photo to work with.

Artist Statement:
Imagine having the ability to simply upload software that removes unwanted “files” or “programs” from your body. Install hardware and one’s physical pain is deleted from the mainframe, or software that restores and backs up memory, or even simply charge up one’s battery for the day. Everything running smoothly and at perfect speeds like a laptop or a cell phone. Circuits light up as they move the data across the boards under the skin, spreading out like the wings of a butterfly.

“The new iBody”


Augmented Body: progress report

*sigh* So I retook the photo that is going to my image this weekend and even worked up the image to a point where it almost feels done. But I don’t like it. So there is a possibility I may try to go back to the image I was originally going to work with. Here’s the first pose, untouched. Behold the glory of my fat torso!

I think the bra marks make it festive! 

I have added the USB hubs and it seems to blend well when I make the image black & white. However, I may need to take the image to Illustrator in order to make the circuit lines. As for the other image, I was also able to the get the USB hubs put in, but its just not visually what I want it to be. Mostly because my husband screwed up and took the image off to the side and not dead center like I was positioned! *grumbles* I love that man with all my heart and soul but when it comes to taking a photo he just can’t. Here’s the untouched version of the image that I may not even end up using:

See? Never give him a camera.

What bugs me, other than how he didn’t take it right, is how to get how I envisioned the hub to look like on my spine. The same issue is on the other one. Basically, I can’t seem to make it look like it is actually coming out of my spine. *sigh* I’ll figure it out. And the mean voices in my head about how disgustingly fat I am are just having a ball looking at these images because for them its just glorious! Ugh.