English/Arts Crit C/D Reflection

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Pranay Jain
How well did you communicate your experience as a Hong Konger? *
I communicated my experience as a Hong Konger through the use of a sculpture and a poem. By sculpture our group used my poem to create a visual image of how Hong Kong looks in my perspective. We used LED and the different tourist attractions like the ICC and IFC to get an understanding of what Hong Kong is like. I had a negative tone in my sculpture as I somewhat didn’t try to make it look amazing. After moving from Canada, Hong Kong was much worse in my opinion which explains the negative tone and the tall buildings with LED.
How would you describe your personal success as an interdisciplinary learner? *
I would describe myself successful as an interdisciplinary learner in many different ways. One way is how I always manage time and combine subjects to further advance my knowledge in a certain area. Every subject has a relation to each other, and taking advantage of it benefitted my greatly, explaining my success as an interdisciplinary learner. I generally put effort into every subject, allowing me to see the possibilities for me as an interdisciplinary learner.
How would you describe benefits of the interdisciplinary unit with specific examples. *
There are many benefits of the interdisciplinary unit. One advantage is understanding how to use different subjects to expand the possibilites of what you can do in each subject. For example, if you learn how to make formulas easier to remember in science, you can transfer it to math in order to memorise formulas that will be needed in tests and assignments. Another positive is being able to combine all the skills learned in each subject to produce a high quality work. For instance, learning how to make a song in music, edit a video in design/drama can allow you to create a really good video that has great music.
What were the limitations of the interdisciplinary unit? Give specific examples… *
There are also some limitations when it comes to the interdisciplinary unit. A limitation is the shortage of time. Using a lot of different skills requires more time to be given as it uses the knowledge of more than one subject. For example, creating a sculpture with music on the side takes longer than just making a sculpture. Additionally, with the limited time it is hard to make something excellent. This is because it is hard to know what to focus on, because the projects relies on more than one subject.
Grade yourself using the IDU Specifications. Easy if you have followed the above instructions!
Communication of the interdisciplinary theme.
Personal success as a interdisciplinary learner.
Benefits of the interdisciplinary unit with specific examples.
Limitations of the interdisciplinary unit with specific examples.
Self assess using the Crit. C rubric (question 1) *

Self assess using the Crit. D rubric (Question 2-4) *

Final Product – Arts Sculpture

In this assignment I learned many things about combining different subjects to produce a quality piece of work. For example, in this scenario I used a poem for my english assignment, which is my perspective of Hong Kong. I illustrated this perspective by creating a sculpture that visually describes it. My perspective was of Hong Kong’s LED on buildings. I had a negative tone, so I didn’t try to make the artwork look too positive. The title of my artwork is called Hong Kong’s Brightness That Fades Away. Generally, I still added many buildings including the ICC and IFC to show the true feel of Hong Kong for me. Additionally, we added a river in the middle of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. There were many buildings on the side with a lot of LED representing the sheer amount of LED on buildings in Hong Kong.  We had some basic houses which had a design that was similar to a chimney. It says Hong Kong in English and in Chinese. Due to the lack of time, we tried to make it look nice, but at the same time simple. Another main flaw was because of limited time some buildings aren’t going up perfectly straight. The process was a good experience , but somewhat confusing. We started off finding a good image of Hong Kong for reference. Then we all made our drawings of it. We chose the best one, but we used everyone’s ideas to produce the final artwork.  We got cardboard as our base, then newspaper and normal paper for our buildings. The newspaper was for the base of buildings and normal paper was for the cover. The newspaper wasn’t that stable, so I felt that we could have used a better base material. Nevertheless my group and I learned a lot from this project. Overall, this was a fun assignment that incorporated many of my skills.