Etiquette is the customary code of polite behavior in society among members of a particular profession or group, and every country has their own. But today, we’ll be looking at how etiquette is perceived in two different countries: The United States and Russia. Continue reading
Hello, my name is Kim and this is my final ICT project. For our final ICT project, Ms. Kristin assigned us to develop and propose an independent project with options including: web design, graphic design, digital illustration, mixed media, a blog series, video, animation, interaction design, multimedia, and gaming.
Since I was young, I’ve seen many racial issues play out throughout the world. Although I never supported racist ideas, I also didn’t give myself time to think about it deeply enough. It seemed like a story that had no connection with me.
However, as I grow older and meet different kinds of people, I have gotten many chances to put myself in their shoes. The words engraved on history books, showing the tragic past that many innocent people had to suffer, poignantly motivated me to do something that could ameliorate and comfort their pain– I ended up making this image.
I believe in God, a creator of every living thing on earth. And I have no doubt that each and every human being is equally valuable. Classifying people according to their skin colors is totally ridiculous, and if anyone around you does that please don’t hesitate to tell him or her the truth: skin color is nothing, but just a color.
My description for the picture:
The point of this picture is to show that people shouldn’t just wish on a shooting star and hope it comes true. This is because you can grant your own wish. For example, my wish was to be really good at basketball. I have to say, I’ve been getting much better than I was in the 7th grade, reaching things I couldn’t reach before. But all of that was through hard work. Always have faith and hope. Yeah, enjoy. Oh and if you don’t think I’ve gotten better than before, come and play with me and see if you can beat me. Oh and Thora helped me too with this picture. So thank her too for the idea!
“Harry Edward Styles” , 1994. Taken straight out of a fanfiction.
I didn’t know I could master GIMP this easily. It’s probably because I had some experiences with Photoshop. I’ve always wanted to transform my friend using digital effects and as soon as Ms. Kristen assigned this project to us, all I could think was to incorporate my shortest friend, Riah, with an animal.
Compared to Photoshop, GIMP was a lot harder to use. After watching some videos about GIMP, I finally found out that it was really similar to Photoshop: the tools, the words, and the templates were really similar. As long as it’s free, I’m really looking forward to using GIMP in the future.
These pictures were taken last December when I went on a trip with my close friends to Bagan. I’ve always wanted to capture different moments in one picture, but it was somehow onerous. But thanks to Gimp, I have successfully juxtaposed my different selves in one place. As you can see, I’m making three different postures and facial expressions in each part.
Gimp was hard to use until I finally found out how everything works. I’m definitely sure I’ll be continuously using this program in the future!
I started this project with no clear idea in mind and followed through the entire process solely based on intuition. Continue reading