Grade 8 Art Fair Showcase
|Artist||Mike Zhu, Sungwoo Jung, Anthony Kim|
|Media||Water Color, Acrylic, Color Pencils, and GarageBand|
|Artist Statement||We wanted to show the audience Hong Kong, based on our poem. We included scenes like the ferry, the MTR, buildings, mountains, etc. We decided to use different tools to color because we wanted to give contrast, so the audience could focus on a certain part of the picture. We printed out images of the main thing for one part to emphasize what each part resembles. There is a contrast leading to the Hong Kong map, and the map resembles independence and influence by China. The contrasting lines represent the British and Chinese influence.|
|I am a Hongkonger Proposal|
|Group Members and HRs|
|Anthony Kim, Mike Zhu, Sungwoo Jung|
|What are your Personal Goals and Intention of this project?|
|It is to understand more about Hong Kong|
|Hows does this project connect to your English Poem of choice?|
|They both help me understand about Hong Kong because I am not very familiar with Hong Kong|
|Direct link to your poem, or poem text|
|What are you success criteria?
Must be tangible and measurable… Label this point by point please!
|Describing the things about Hong Kong in a visual way.|
|What materials do you need to complete your project?|
|Color pencils, thick paper, illustrator (maybe)|
|What equipment will you need to present your project?
(Very important if you are doing a live presentation – we need to organise this in advance!)
|Small wall for display, frame (optional), speakers, one stool for laptop.|
|Artwork will be presented outside the LLAC
All live presentations and videos will be on the LLAC stage.
Give an brief description of an oil spill and how it can be cleaned up using science.
Oil spills can be solved by different kinds of methods. One of the methods I have researched about are oil booms. Oil booms help solving oil spills because it is one of the easiest ways to. Oil booms contain the oil by using the density of oil. Since oil have less density, they get to float on water. The oil booms are also floatable devices that surround the oil from spreading. This is not a method that removes the oil itself, and it needs people who clean up the oil that is being contained by the booms.
Is science good for humanity? Do the benefits of scientific discovery outweigh the problems it causes?
Science is good for humanity in some way because humanity needs science to survive. For example, medication is needed for people who have diseases, and they can help them survive. Science also helped ‘engineering’ become a thing, so now we can use machines and vehicles to live a much easier life. Without science, we are almost not able to do anything, but live like primitive people. We would not have developing technology, which causes us to not develop. Even though science sometimes hurts people, it may be worth it.
Scientific discoveries can outweigh the problems it causes, but depending on how big the problem is. Generally, science has caused pollution, which is now massively hard to solve. Plastic is a very useful material and can be used for almost everything, but also it causes massive pollution. Therefore it is hard to say that all of the scientific discoveries can outweigh the problems it causes.
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What are some cultural considerations people make when designing products?
The cultural considerations people should make when designing products are the language. The name of the product can be offensive towards other countries. The symbols or the thing sin the product can also look offensive. Since cultures are different in different countries, there can be unintended problems caused, that makes us need considerations.
How does the design of a product communicate traditions and values?
The design of a product can communicate traditions and values by showing different kinds of symbols. Symbols can symbolize different meanings in different countries, which is because of different cultures and traditions. A design can show their cultures and traditions to other people, which lets them communicate their traditions.
Are handmade products an effective way of minimizing environmental impact? Why or why not?
Handmade products are a more effective way to minimize environmental impact because it causes less pollution than factory products for sure. People seem to use less effort and does not try making handmade products.
I needed to know how to make a good bass melody for my song. To make my song feel less empty, I needed a bass to fill the song and sound better.
Link 2: https://music.tutsplus.com/tutorials/quick-tip-how-to-create-interesting-drum-patterns-quickly–audio-5135
I used to make the drum beats with my help of my friend, who is good at drums. However, now I had to use my own effort to create a good drum beat. With this link, I learned how to make a decent drum beat. I had to make the beats repetitive, because I actually had no idea how to make more continuous beats.
Link 3: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=282404
This information seemed to be for band groups, but by reading this, I learned how to end the song. The link said to change the texture of the song. The number of instruments you can hear playing at the end can increase to the whole band or decrease to just vocals, but I decided to use a single melody instead of vocals, because it sounded a bit empty with the vocal-ish instruments.
Link 4: https://www.2knowmyself.com/Music_therapy/changing_your_mood_using_music_stress
This link helped me understand how to control the mood of my song. My goal is to make a relaxing but also a bouncy song, so I needed to learn how to control the mood and atmosphere to get the right feeling that I want. If this fails, my song will be very boring or too exciting, therefore I needed to be careful.
Hopes and Liquorice
I used 4 sounds from school: Scissors, Zipper, Mr.Lee saying “8E needs more liquorice”, and a part of a drum. Sorry for making it a little bad 🙁
I hate my voice but I still recorded it.