Capture Scratch and In-Class Assignment
New Cinema: The Future of Digital Storytelling @ Eyebeam December 2012
SIGGRAPH Art Gallery: Acting in Translation; From the website "Translation indicates a detached and forward movement from the source. It is also a freeing act, which paradoxically contains a burden of responsibility for the source. Therefore, this movement has limits and fine borderlines, yet it could designate "more" than the source."
Call for black women/women-of-color artists looking for art that is empowering, speaks to black women's experience and representation. Need to find a specific call, a call that Mickalene Thomas would submit her work to
Narrative must be told linearly in order to be understood.
Narrative that unfolds "all at once" and "all the time" is confusing.
Interactive storytelling is defined by the viewer-user-player effecting, altering the plot and other narrative elements.
Women need to groom themselves in a certain way or a man does not find them attractive.
Black women's sexuality is seen as "other".
Black women's attractiveness is always up for debate; considered on a spectrum of grotesque from least to most.
Objects of femininity can make a woman ugly, can be repellant.
Transformation through beauty makeovers is a lie.
Myth of a woman's transformation.
Black women's bodies and black women's sexuality, certain kinds of bodies and sexuality accepted and rejected, wanted and desired. How some black women's bodies are represented more than other kinds.
On the Narrative
Themes: Invisibility, self-hate, being caged, being encased.
Who is this woman before the change happens?
She does not have good hair.
Invisibility: After being bitten, does she become visible? Because before the "bad event", she is invisible.
Timelines collapse: happens all at the same time and at different moments