Friday, October 5, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Coding Altino Cars

Coding is a very important skill to learn, the future will be full of it. Technology is evolving very fast, and coding is a big part of it, there are many inventions that use it, for example, all of the artificial intelligences that you know, are made from coding, Alexa, Google Home, Siri, all of them. To control our car, we used the 'Go', 'Steering', and 'delay' commands. The go command was used to control the motors, to move the car.  The steering command was used to steer the car to the left, straight, and right. The third command, delay, was used to holdup other commands. For the figure 8 course we petitioned for the 150cc speed bracket, we used the maximum speed which is 1000 on the motors, we used steering to drive around the obstacles and delay to time our commands. The trial and error process was very useful, me and my friend were set up to do it fast, one on the computer, the other placing the car, so we did it very efficiently.

In the 2nd challenge, we had to use new commands, such as, the While Loop, Array, Display Line, and Sound, We used all of them except array. The while loop was to loop commands so we did not have to type a lot of code. The display line was to control the dot matrix of the altino car, and the sound command was for changing the frequency of the soundboard, to make a siren. I would definitely trust a vehicle to give me an autonomous ride, I support new technology and that would be groundbreaking. I would be amazed by it, why would they put it out to the public if it's not safe? I do not think that autonomous vehicles will be used for emergencies, I think that the civilian autonomous vehicles will be programmed to avoid the path of the emergency car. I think it would be easier for ambulances and other emergency cars to get through.

ACO 5.0 - Create a deliverable using problem-solving techniques to address client needs or target audience.
ACO 5.1 - Apply problem-solving techniques to create deliverables that address the needs of a client or target audience.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

ACO 3.0 - Art and Design

On my first drawing, the still image line drawing, I used line, value and texture. I used line to create the illusion of form and draw the sparkling water can, texture was used to make it seem like the can was smooth and watery, and finally, value was used to make it come to life more by using shadows and texture. The size of the brush and the value connects because it cannot be too big, shadows need to be precise so putting the brush size smaller helps with that. My favorite part about the tracing that we did was probably drawing the details of the can, there weren't many elements but seeing the finished can was pretty satisfying to my eyes. The most annoying part was probably making the shadows, to replicate real life shadows into a drawing is hard for me, it might not be the case for everyone though.

My Landscape image was taken on Hanalei bay. One difference that I noticed between the landscape image and the still image was the thickness of the line, on the landscape image there are tons of different hardnesses and sizes of brush, another difference was the value, shadows were more realistic on the landscape than the can. I looked for a minute and did not see any significant similarities. The man that made the third video was probably the one that was the most experienced, my image looked much better when I did his tutorial. The other tutorials only made my photo look like a black and white image, so I followed the hard techniques of the third tutorial. It made my photo have more of a pencil feel to it, the shadows and the details looked like they were sketched instead of blurred.

My portrait photo was taken in Mr. Sanderl's class, my friend Nene and I were in a bit of a hurry since we did not have our photos yet, so he took a photo of me, and I did the same to him. This photo shows a happy guy having fun, Nene is my friend and looking at this photo makes me smile. We joke around most of the time so it makes me think of funny times. Line was used to draw my friend's details and contours. The closing parts of the elements was the element of shape, the value and texture gave more depth and feel to the image. The white space of the image was the element of space, form made Nene look more realistic and three-dimensional, and finally, the element of color was used with the gradient of color added to the line drawing part. I think my critique results are pretty fair except for some scores that I got. For some reason gave me a one on my still life even though I was one of the few only ones that had value and texture on it. I was satisfied with the rest and the only other thing that caught my eye on the scores was the mix image. I don't know why I got so many twos, I feel like I didn't deserve nine amateur points.

ACO 3.1 Analyze how elements and principles of design in various forms of media are applied to communicate to a specific audience. Elements of Art: Space, Line, Color, Shape, Texture, Form, Value.
ACO 3.2 Critique how the effective integration of elements and principles of design within a variety of medium impact target audiences. Gestalt Theory: Similarity, Continuation, Closure, Proximity, Figure and ground
ACO 3.3 Apply elements and principles of design to clarify, focus, or enhance a message or concept for a target audience. Principles of Design: Scale, Proportion, Unity, Balance, Harmony, Contrast, Repetition, Variety, Emphasis)

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Q1: ACO 5.0 - Audio Production

Changing your voice in ways to make it louder and clearer is inflection, if people can hear you well then they will probably listen more than if your voice was low. When you ask questions and you want people to listen, you use intonation. Raising your voice at the end of a question is what makes people listen. In this project, I was the director, I made the whole script and it was pretty hard because being the script writer, you get almost no help from team mates, excuses to not write because I am the script writer. Whatever, it's okay. Rehearsal is a very important part or recording your voice. If you do not do it then you won't be prepared, you need to know what you're going to read because you might not know what's coming and you won't be prepared. You need to read the whole thing and do a warmup.

I think we might have messed up a bit on the relevance of the answers, we could have explained it better because our examples were very basic. One of my obstacles was probably how long the script was, we didn't want to make it too long but we kinda had to with this game show genre, we couldn't add too many words in or else it would have been way too boring to go through. My team was also confused on what to do but I think it's just because of how we worked. I would try to communicate way more with my team, our communication was slow, but we figured it out in the end.

ACO 5.1 Apply problem-solving techniques to create deliverables that address the needs of a client or target audience.

Monday, August 27, 2018

ACO 6.0 - Proprietary Information

The FCC, also known as the Federal Communications Commission, is an agency created by the United States government to try to regulate communication through cable, wire, radio, and television. They regulate all interstate communications. Copyright infringement is using creations protected by copyright without permission. There are consequences to doing this, if you make any profit from anything connected to the copyrighted item that you used, you will have to give it all up. There is also a fine that you will have to pay ranging from $200 to $150,000, you also pay all attorney fees and court costs. If you do not want to be hurt by these consequences, here are some few steps to know if you can use copyrighted materials. 
  • Make sure you need permission
  • Identify the owner
  • Identify the rights needed
  • Plan for permission
  • Message owner to know what is needed to use his material
  • Get a permission signature from him in writing
Fair use is something that lets you use copyrighted material without getting in any trouble, but there is some restrictions. You can only use copyrighted material for free without consequences if you are using it within these categories; criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.

You should always keep your private information private, if you leak it or give it out, people can do a lot of things with it. First of all, never give your address, you never know who's out there, and it's not calming to know that people online know where you live. Another thing is your social security number, they can know tons of stuff about you like your name and addresses. Finally, your full name, if someone knows your name, they can search you up and know your social media and maybe a few more things, it's safer to put your first name only because you're probably not the only one with that name. Social media is supposed to be platforms to let you show how you are living your life, it lets you share how you did your day, if people can see that they can see where you've been, if you have a public account anyone can see it. 

I think that censorship is fine right now, but it violates the 1st amendment, we have freedom of speech. Censorship bypasses it, if you use speech to induce harm on to someone you are committing a fraud. Censorship protects people because of the 5th amendment: people's right to privacy, if you ask to be censored you cannot be shown in whatever you were in.

ACO 6.1: Analyze the use of copyright and proprietary information in arts and communication to facilitate responsible, legal and ethical behavior.
ACO 6.2: Examine ethical issues in arts and communications to make appropriate decisions related to clients, co-workers and society.

Monday, August 13, 2018

ACO 2.0 - Market Shifts

A market is a family/category of something that can be sold. For an example, the computer market, it changes all the time with new technology like superior specifications. All markets shift, food markets shift because of how they are made, sold, traded. Technology markets shift because of better specs. Audio and video markets shift all the time with the resolution improvements and recording improvements. Monitors and televisions are also getting higher quality displays, so more people can see higher quality. Audio is getting improved by upgrading older models of headphones and speakers, the output of most audio in technology now is way clearer than before.

I want to greatly improve my coding from beginner to expert, learning it would really make me happy because one of my dream jobs is to create video games, it would be nice to make some by myself. I think coding is probably going to make me successful later in life, but if I learn it now I could get small jobs of creating programs for people and their companies. Coding will probably be very useful in about 5-10 years, everyone needs professional programs to show off what their products are, people will try to get that all the time, coding is also helpful for engineering, the job that I want to do.

ACO 2.1 Analyze how shifts in market affect changes to media and design.
ACO 2.2 Evaluate how changing communication needs of a market are addressed by media and design.
ACO 2.3 Propose media and design solutions that address the changing needs in global markets.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

ACO 4.0 - Communication Strategies

My communication changes drastically depending on who I'm talking to, when I speak to people that aren't my friends my language is normal, a bit "scuffed" but that's only because of my language with  friends... The language that me and my friends use when we are together becomes very primitive, I become immature and we speak of nothing important, but it's all for the fun. I don't really use swear words because I think that they are useless. I feel the most understood with the people that know me but not too much, like the people that don't hang out with me, but see me at school. Because they do not think I am in a "joking" state, they see me as a smart person and not a caveman. I do not think that the way I will speak to my friends will change, it is too much fun to be crazy for a minute and laugh for a bit. Maybe I could be more comfortable speaking to others, I feel like before I meet friends, I speak to people to have friends, but once I have acquired some, I do not want more. So I become less of a talkative person when it is not about my mates.

I really want to learn more about coding, I want to be an electrical engineer so learning it would be very helpful to start off. I got inspired by a family friend, he is one and works on interesting projects, I was thinking about wanting to become one before I met him so it increased my passion towards it after seeing what he does. I think I need to learn to be more social with people around me. Because if I do not talk, I don't think people will approach me to ask me anything. To be an engineer you need to use that knowledge to teach other people, so they can help you do what you want to do. I need to express my ideas more to people, less to myself.

ACO 4.1: Devise communication strategies to promote individual accountability and team success.
ACO 4.2: Use effective oral, written, and non-verbal communication skills to facilitate positive interactions.
ACO 4.3: Apply appropriate interpersonal skills to establish positive and sustained relationships with clients.