This conceptual website was made in order to learn how to put up a website, as well as the different aspects and aesthetic representations to take into consideration in order to make the website comprehensive. This project synthesized projects done in English and Design class. Included in this website are the projects and works made in the first unit of these classes such as poetry, first artist statements, experimental music, and more. Through this conceptual unit, I learned how to use programs such as Pro Tools, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver. In addition, I learned new techniques and rules to take into consideration in order to take quality photos and edits. For example, before Design I did not know what shutter speed, aperture, and ISO are. I also did not know how to properly use Photoshop, or how to code websites.
In English class, we were given a concept statement to build some of our projects for this unit on. My concept statement was “Exploring the feeling of disbelief through meditation”. I explored the different ways of meditation, especially the two that are most important forms of meditation in my life; dance and yoga. In Design, one of our projects was to develop a photo that is derived from the concept statement. In Digital Media, our projects and concepts were pulled together to form one, cohesive website.
Although these projects may be rough and imperfect, they were made in order to learn and understand these new concepts and programs.
One of our assignments was to write an expository essay, an essay that explain or investigate and idea or argument, based on a passion or subject of our choice. I wrote about the reason why people like Kpop, or Korean pop music. Recently, I have rediscovered this genre of music, and felt motivated to write about why so many people are fans of this genre. It interested me that this particular genre of music has so many passionate fans around the world, so I set out to investigate the reason for this phenomenon.