Mid-term Early Class and Self-Assessment questions:
How do you think the class is going generally?
The class is going well. Except for something I am confused about.
Do you feel that the class learning a lot?
I don't "feel" that the class is learning a lot. However, after I review the learning objective in the rubrics, I realized are all met. What I mean here is that I didn't realized I was learning. (I probably expect more theoretical learning of eg. color theory...)
Do you think that the group is working well together?
Yes. I love this group. This group is very diverse and therefore inspiring.
Are you making new friends, able to connect with other members of the class, and encouraged and inspired by their work?
I can learn from my classmates about how to approach to a specific project.
Are there relevant suggestions that you think would improve the class?
I noticed that you intentionally don't give feedback to a specific artwork? Why is that?
Are you excited about our project possibilities?
For some topics, although I am excited, I didn't have enough skill or time to produce the piece that I wanted it to look like. Sometime I have to learn new software to rush it though. Therefore I usually have little time to fine turn and re-think about my project.
Are you surprising yourself by the work you are making?
I am often surprised by how badly made they are.
Are you participating in all aspects of the class (reading, writing, researching, commenting in critiques, listening and making suggestions about other people’s work as well as creating your own work)?
What is "writing"? I complete all the readings and researching. For artworks that can be evaluated objectively, I have comments. Some artworks are too personal (ie. exploring self-identity, memory) that I can hardly have any opinion on. I suppose the artwork are meant only for the artist. Therefore additional unnecessary comment may be biased and hurtful.
Are you putting in the effort to make work that goes beyond
I thing that troubles me is that I don't have a sense of "finishing". An artwork can never be finished before the time to present. Therefore "going beyond" is undefined here since there is no standard of "meeting the requirement".
what is comfortable to you (are you taking risks)?
The assignments are very risk-taking. I have never run into not knowing what I am suppose to do, can't come up with idea for 2~5 days.
Is the work that you making meaningful to you?
They are meaningful to myself in different ways. Some are inspired by other artists' work. Some are for political critic that have a strong statement. Others are purely for fun. But again, I think a successful artwork should not only feed the artist himself. If the artwork's value is evaluated only subjectively by the artist, then there is no point of learning.
How to evaluate an artwork?
Why: This is important because being able to evaluate an artwork in the processing of creating it can provide additional feedback for purpose of creation.
Should the evaluation be subjective or objective? (How I feel vs. How I think people may feel) - Adrian Piper(African American, women, pass as white)
Should I grade for effort?
If I don't have the background knowledge, how should I grade? (in the saturation when it is impossible to understand the background knowledge - due to privacy or other issues)
Should the artwork reach to the general audience, or is it fine that it only meant for the artist?
Should I interpret the artwork in my own way or should I only follow the artist's guideline or statement?
- Should an artwork only be conceptual? (ie. have philosophical meaning, representation)