I don’t think I like the new Paper. I’m sure I’ll be okay with it eventually. It’s just so very different and not in ways I would have been exited about. It’s going to take a little time to get used to it. Mix might be fun. It’d be better if you could use it to collaborate with specific people and hide what you’re working on from others.
My response to the Art Assignment, Find Your Band.
I didn’t have a recording device so you’ll just have to imagine it.
This is the corner of my kitchen where I found my band. The clock ticks loudly like tic-tick tic-tick tic-tick tic-tick. And the refrigerator hums on occasion for no apparent reason, like a breathy mmmmmmmmmmm, almost a loud whisper.
And this is my instrument, two rings tapped together to make a dainty clang like tcling-tcling tcling-tcling tcling-tcling tcling-tcling. At first in time with the tic-ticking clock and then speeding up, then slowing down.
So all together it’s:
tic-tick tic-tick tic-tick tic-tick
tcling-tcling tcling-tcling tcling-tcling tcling-tcling
Maybe next time I’ll do something with the ruler.
Oh yeah, I prefer to go by my tumblr name and I’m a she or a her.
First off really funny! (How Victoria’s just in the middle of an awkward conversation, completely oblivious) But also, she’s building a person starting with a 3D printed skeleton! It really is a modern retelling of Frankenstein! (And a 3D printer!!!)
1. Go through your day and notice all the sounds around you
2. Choose a group of those sounds to be your band
3. Join the band!
4. Record or document what happens and upload to your social media platform of choice with #theartassignment
5. Fame and glory (your work might be in a future episode)
I really love this weeks Art Assignment! Most of the time I think too long about it and never end up doing it. But this one just fits into my life so well. I hum or tap along to weird sounds all the time, often without thinking. It probably annoys others. This is going to be fun!
(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)
Note: there’s an option to email, if, like me, you’re intimidated by calling strangers.