Week 9- Transmedia Storytelling

I partnered with Aiyat. Our story is below…
It all began in a far away land named Chocolopolus. This happy town runs off chocolate, where everything is chocolate and people need chocolate in their everyday lives to live. The big bad guy that everyone fears is Monchichi. She loves chocolate and is willing to go beyond measure to take control of the sweet savory chocolate system. Yaya, a towns woman is in charge of the chocolate system, she has complete power and runs the chocolate pipes to keep the townspeoples resources running. Monchichi despises her and her power is being able to control the pipes. Monchichi, being as selfish as she is, she wants to have a lot more chocolate than the rest, but she can’t because she doesn’t hold the control as Yaya does. Bob the Builder is a Monk, who supposedly doesn’t need chocolate to survive, and so far, he has proved it by living in Cocoa Less Valley. He knows the village people fear Monchichi Because they don’t know what she is capable of doing in order to get all the power within the chocolate system. Monchichi knows exactly what to get in order to coerce Yaya into giving her all the power. Yaya has a best friend, Ish the Fish. One day, Monchichi sent out one of her chocolate trolls in disguise to go steal Ish the Fish. Yaya is getting back from a hard days of work because all the plumping had been down in the town… A coincidence?.. I think not! She begins to look for Ish the Fish and can’t find him anywhere, she searches everywhere, it isn’t long before she realizes he’s been stolen, and she knows exactly who to point to. She calls Bob the Builder to the rescue to capture Ish the Fish. In order to get to Monchichi, Bob the Builder has to travel to the 7 layered ever long chocolate forest and fight off chocolate trolls and wolves to get to the finest chocolate to lure Monchichi. Once Bob the Builder gets to the finest chocolate, he then infuses his sword with the chocolate and is off to fight Monchchi. When he finally reaches her house, he begins to fight her with his sword as she fights back. With every slash Bob throws, Monchichi is put into a trans and falls into a deep sleep. Bob rescues Ish the Fish and Yaya is relieved to have her Pal back. Monchichi fails miserably and lives a sad life knowing she will never gain power to the chocolate system.

Character Analysis:
Ish the Fish- A young, wise puffer fish who has the power to puff up and sense chocolate wells. He is soon captured by Monchichi because she wants all the chocolate systems to herself. It is up to his faithful companion Yaya to save him.

Yaya- A young towns woman who controls all the chocolate systems and has to save Ish the Fish her one and only trusty companion with Bob from Monchichi, her worst enemy.

Bob the Builder- He is a munk who lived deep in the Coca Less Valley. A man of legend and myth, the one supposed man who could live without chocolate.

Monchichi- this character is the antagonist she desires power to the entire chocolate system. She stole Ish the Fish and will not give him back at any cost. She holds Ish the Fish hostage in order to coerce Yaya into transferring control of the chocolate plumbing system to Monchichi without realizing the secret power of Ish the Fish, he puffs up when he is near a well.

Monchichi on snap chat, happy she has chocolate
Monchichi on snap chat, happy she has chocolate
Yaya cried so much the day she lost her fish. She put a snap on her story
Yaya cried so much the day she lost her fish. She put a snap on her story
Bob the Builder is big on social media and can be found in Twitter and Instagram
Bob the Builder is big on social media and can be found in Twitter and Instagram

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Ish the Fish can be found on Facebook and Instagram!
Ish the Fish can be found on Facebook and Instagram!

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Week 9: Artist Interview- Leslie Lopez

This week I met someone new! Leslie is a second year at Cal State Long beach. She is 19 years young and went to Paramount High School. She is majoring in criminal justice and wants to work in forensics or become a detective, which I think is awesome!

For fun, Leslie enjoys hanging out with her friends or going to the beach. Something we both have in common is that we both love shopping! Her favorite food is in n out, and favorites colors are blue and pink. We asked the question of the week, her favorite art piece was a piece made of different types of t-shirts. The artist has t-shorts from different cultures that we cut up and combined. She really likes that piece because it shows unity from people all over the world.
Follow her website for her posts
Leslielopez.com
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Week 9: Artist Conversation- Maccabee Shelley

Out all the galleries this week, even before walking through the door, this one caught my attention. The art looks so fascinating and so delicate. Through hearing him talk about his art work, I really got to understand how truly passionate he is about his art work. He takes his art work very serious, especially because it can be very dangerous. His art work is made up of recycled bottles that he finds. Shelley explained that when using glass beyond its measure can be very dangerous, especially when heating to manipulate it how you want.

As a kid, Shelley never thought that art would be his thing. As he went on in high school, he quickly began to notice how he would only receive A’s in his art classes and the rest of the subjects he didn’t do so well in. In 2010 is when he began to give his 100% in art. He began with ceramics 8 or 9 years ago. Soon after he discovered working with glass and began creating more opportunities to make more art.

This being his third gallery showing, he told us that he enjoys putting his art up for display. He explained that once the art is made, it is then up to him to play with his art work and figure out where to place his art. He also likes to do themes and add in objects. For example, for this art show, he had a lot of brief cases, all in which he found at thrift shops. When it comes to doing art, he says that he doesn’t plan to make something, he says it just naturally happens, and once he has created something, it causes an immediate snow ball affect to create other pieces.

He told us that he never really anticipated to be an artist, let alone pursue an art major, yet his parents always saw it in him.
What I liked most was how he never has a strict vision of how he wants things, he just starts and it takes off from there.
Check out his website for more awesome art work http://www.maccabeeshelley.com/about/
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Week 7: Student Interview- Stefany Rodriguez

Hello everyone! So this week, I interviewed Stefany Rodriguez. This is her second years here at Cal State Long Beach, she is 19 years old and went to Jordan High School. She is majoring in criminal justice. On her free time she enjoys working out at the Rec center. She enjoys running or swimming when she is not lifting weights. She has a pit bull named Dori. Her favorite type of food is Italian food. If she can dye her hair any color, she would dye it gray. I asked her why and she said that she thinks it looks really cool on people. Lastly, her favorite color is pink! Like me! Check out her website to learn more about her.
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Week 7- Artist Convo- Jane Weibel

This week, I interviewed Jane. She is 30 years young and she is studying ceramics at CSULB and needs one more year to complete her program. She lives in Downtown Long Beach. Her inspiration for art was one I had never heard. She gets her inspiration from her childhood memories. She based off her 3D art work off pictures, as she pulls memories from other memories in her childhood. Through her artwork, she is able to alleviate some Tension and anxiety she has from past experiences. After one of her family members passed away from Alzheimer’s, she has been trying to cope with it and it is not easy. She likes working with ceramics Because she is able to shape it and manipulate how she wants and then it becomes permanent. I learned that some objects in her art work are actually hers! Example; the shoes and her dresses from when she was little. She says that The Objects are very real and tangible and she knows they existed. She usually works in batches, one batch will take her about a week or two. Her show at the Art gallery took her about 2 months. When she was a teenager, she moved away from her creativity. In her early 20’s, she decided to go back into art and soon after she found herself studying art.
She was a truly inspirational artists for me because she was able to open up to us, especially about her family. What she wants people to get out of her artwork is for people to reflect on their own memories and cherish back on their childhood and appreciate it. To see more of her work on Instagram @janemargarette

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Week 7- Ephemeral Art

I like flowers! Got a little creative here :)
I like flowers! Got a little creative here 🙂
My funny little person on a swing!
My funny little person on a swing!
Beautiful and creative by another classmate.
Beautiful and creative by another classmate.
This week, we used snap chat! We added people from our class and had to see a bit
of their daily lives. I personally use snap chap a lot more than Instagram or periscope. The different between snap chat and Instagram or periscope is that, it’s a quick snap shot that goes away “forever” it’s fun because this is the new thing that everyone is doing, and when people post on their story, you can get a glimpse of what people do throughout their day. From our art class, I saw people working out, or in Vegas or at the art galleries. For me, periscope was fun, but what I didn’t like about it is that anyone can see you, so I like I way less. Whereas snap chat and Instagram, you can approve who sees your stuff. I got two cool snaps from our classmates. People get very creative with drawing on snap chat and I really enjoy seeing posts.
Oh look! It's Mike Wasowski! (A classmate snap)
Oh look! It’s Mike Wasowski! (A classmate snap)

Week 6- Activity

Our activity this week was to use periscope. Not going to lie, when I heard 60 minutes, I freaked out because I was thinking to myself, what can I possible talk about for that long. I was happy that we were able to do it in increments. I never knew when the “right time” was, so I was always a little hesitant to pull out my phone and start recording. So my first broadcast was when I went wine tasting for the first time. It was fun to interact with people when they would tell me what wine I should try next. I also show them around the vineyards.
My other blog post today was me with my sisters. My sister freaked out when I faved the camera to her and was weirded out when I told her anyone can be watching us! She thought it was illegal haha.

I saw Bree Olson on periscope, she is the number 3 periscopes and she was very interesting to watch all the time. I also saw a few classmates. I them saw a guy named Brian Keys, he is all about healthy eating and working out, so I enjoyed that very much.

I like periscope overall, although I felt pressure to keep my audience entertained. I do see myself doing many more though! So stay tuned.

Me at the Wilson Creek Vineyard.
Me at the Wilson Creek Vineyard.

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Week 6- Student Interview- Alyssa Swisher

This week, I met a pretty cool girl! Her name is Alissabeth Swisher aka Alyssa. This is her second year at CSULB and she is majoring in business. She went to Downey High School.. She lives in Downey and what a small world.. I live in Downey as well. Our high school rivals were Downey High! On her free time, she enjoys kayaking and hiking with her friends. Her favorite hiking spot is the Santa Anita Canton. If she can choose any food for the rest of her life… She said breadsticks! Haha they are pretty good! Her favorite color is teal and she associates that with the ocean because she loves the ocean and finds it peaceful. She works for the city of Carson at a sports complex. She has a dog named Delilah, she’s an American Eskimo.
Go check her out! alissabethimage.wordpress.com

Week 6- Artist Interview- Alice Andreini

This weeks artist, Alice Andreini had a wonderful story behind her paintings and had amazing art work. She talked a lot about her inspiration being her mothers garden. She’s was an avid gardener, who lived in Minnesota. One day her mother was so sick so Alice began to help her garden. This is when she became inspired. All her pieces took different time frames, her very first piece, with army figurines took several months, and after a while, she began getting a hang of how to paint. She paints with oils, mainly on campus. She love painting with oils, also likes guauche, which is a water base medium unlike water color it is still pint it has a feeling of oil, and dries quicker. She is majoring in contemporary drawing and painting. She got serious about painting 5 years ago. She also said she has always had kind of an artist background because she was a theatre designer for two years. What was very interesting were how she would draw army figurines, she got the idea from when her mom would dig up dirt in her garden, and army figurines would get dug up.
Alice feels that art is a privileged activity. I agree with her because to be able to draw, you have to invest time and have a passion and grow a commitment for it.
Unfortunately.. She does not have social media displaying her art work.

Week 5: Deep Ethnography

What was human life like before electricity and the light bulb is a very broad question. It was different way back then, whereas now, if we had a blackout, I’m sure we would all go crazy. From my personal experience…well, I almost went crazy. I did this experiment in my room. I put my phone on silent in a drawer so I wouldn’t be tempted to use it. I lite a candle in my room and sat on the floor. I felt so antsy because I felt as if I couldn’t do anything. I didn’t have enough light to paint my nails, or do my homework, because that would require my laptop. I felt like I was wasting away an evening. My last resort was to go to sleep early that night. I can’t even begin to think how our ancestors survived haha. Then again, they didn’t know cell phones, let alone a light bulb. I feel it was more doable back then, than it is now for all of us. I will admit, once in a blue moon when there are blackouts in our neighborhood and it is totally unexpected, it’s fun when you are with family or friends and have to light up candles. When you are completely alone, you will get antsy and get very very bored. Overall, interesting experience. image