Saturday, January 24, 2009

Christian, 8th Grade, RYSS

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Student photographer's analysis of the photo:

This picture is when we went on a field trip. We got off the bus and started walking. It felt like if we were walking inside a forest. The old building that you see in the picture is hidden in the middle of a lot of trees. The kids in the picture found this building and they took pictures. This is when I took this picture. I took it because the building looked like it had been there for a long time. This picture looks awesome because it looks like it is in the middle of a war. It looks like you are on a museum tour, and they show you this building and explain that it has been there for 300 years or more. For me, this picture is interesting because of how it looks.

Christian, 8th Grade, Junior Academy, Raul Yzaguirre School For Success [RYSS], Houston, Texas.

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Harold Olejarz is Art and Technology teacher at Eisenhower Middle School, Wyckoff, New Jersey, U.S.A. He began his career as a sculptor and exhibited in Soho, NYC, in the early 1980s. His work evolved into Performance Art and his living sculptures installed themselves in museums and public spaces in the US and Europe from 1985 to the early 1990s. He has been exploring digital media as both an artist and an educator since 1997. “Capturing the Moving Present,” an essay by Harold Olejarz, is included in Video Art for the Classroom, a National Art Education Association publication. Olejarz has made presentations on the use of digital media at state and national educational conferences.

Tom Chambers is Technology Applications teacher at Raul Yzaguirre School For Success [Junior School], Houston, Texas, U.S.A. He was Visiting Lecturer in Digital/New Media Art for the Fine Arts Department at Zhaoqing University, Zhaoqing, China, 2005-2007. He was Executive Committee Member and Juror (2003 - 2005) for the International Digital Art Awards (IDAA), and was instrumental in expanding the content of the IDAA to include New Media Art, and served as on-line New Media Director (2004 - 2005). Chambers has been a documentary photographer and visual artist for over thirty years, and he is currently working with the pixel as Minimal Art (Pixelscapes) which begins to approach a true, abstract, visual language in Digital Art.