January 10th, 2011

I miss DigiArts.

December 6th, 2010

Hey guys! Look at the goodies my best friend and I have created for the holidays!! Check out our etsy store by clicking on any of the pictures below :0) and then buy something :0) and then tell your friends and your family to go look and buy something :0)

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Jeff Baij

October 26th, 2010

October 15th, 2010

If You Like it, Put a Ring on it:

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October 15th, 2010

Turning One:

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October 15th, 2010

Pressed for Time:

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August 29th, 2010

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Digital Media

August 26th, 2010

Wow! Where to begin? Digital media is, I think, a culmination and compilation of various forms of art communication. Digital media is often times the product of an endless number of physical, tangible, concrete pieces of art, used for design purposes, to aid an artist in achieving his or her vision. Digital media has an incredible number of forms; for example, digital media can be digitally enhanced photographic images, pieces of art that are scanned and further developed using text or color enhancements, videos, slideshows, written works of art, etc. I think it is hard to say exactly what “digital media” entails, primarily because our world is always changing and adapting to various social, environmental, and technological factors that enable us to define our experiences of the world.

I consulted my good friend Google for a more concrete definition of “digital media” and this is the definition I found to be most applicable: “Digital media usually refers to any electronic media that is created and displayed using computer technology, such as digital audio, digital video and anything that you would find online, such as computer games, internet technology, communication (email) & social interaction.” (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&defl=en&q=define:Digital+media&sa=X&ei=15F2TJmbFIL48Abf5o3OBg&ved=0CBUQkAE)

Concerning what counts as a digital approach to fine arts, I think the simplest answer lies directly in the title of our course: Digital approaches….to fine arts. We’re all familiar (at least I hope) with fine arts. What a sad world this would be if we didn’t have such a beautiful outlet as art to help us all express ourselves and communicate ideas and emotions and opinions and feelings. I am fascinated when I consider the marriage that has occurred between technology and art. I am thankful for the interaction between technology and art because I firmly believe that such interaction is essential to the continued survival and appreciation of fine art.

We live in a world that demands constant and immediate access to things like the internet, technology, communication, news, etc. I believe these things are examples of ways in which art has grown to become overlooked and under-appreciated by far too many people. Developing digital ways to approach something as timeless as art gives all people equal access to the goodness that is art. Many people will never visit an art gallery, museum, festival, or showcase in all their years of life – what a shame! – but a huge percentage of those people will double-click on an attention-grabbing image that happens to pop up on one of their many Google searches. Digital media enables a wider variety of people to enjoy art – of all forms!