May 4, 2005

A Final Aesthetic Collection

The final leg of the aesthetics relay is now coming to completion. Although I'm sure my audience has been bored by these entries, I hope to have sparked some intellectual thought and/or shown that I do more at SHU than just stick my head in a book and spew forth facts.

So here they are, my final aesthetics entries and their counterparts, the collections of this semester:

Concerning natural aesthetic appreciation, I assess the critic and why this person or group is qualified to do say what is beauty in natural surroundings. As a novice critic of my peers' work in my Digital Imaging course, I began to see the point that the author makes: all people can have a general sense of what looks good and what does not, but it takes a standard and the terminology to assess that artwork that is aquired with experience and study.

In Taking a Scholarly Spin-student-assigned texts, I assessed my peers' selections that contribute to their overall final projects. From Buffy the Vampire Slayer, to architechtural design in theme park rides and body image and the media, I indicate, not only my enthusiasm, but ability to assess source material and scholarly texts which address such immediate topics.

In this entry, I discuss my topic for my Media Aesthetics final research project. While this blog is rough, it indicates where I wanted to go with my project. I have decided to address the masculine and feminine tellings of the Titanic tragedy in terms of plot, dialogue, characterization. While I tried to address realism, this idea sort of did not work, so I have changed my direction; I wanted to write about this anyway. I still have time, and more than enough sources to really go in-depth in my position that Titanic by James Cameron is a feminine and masculine telling and A Night to Remember is a predominantly masculine telling. Although this thesis has a lot more clarifications that must be made, I have pages to do it, right? I think it is much more interesting than realism in film, anyway. Just some fine-tuning in the thesis...I'll be all right.

Second Aesthetics Portfolio: Scrapbooking Spring: 2005 Aesthetics: Highlights contemporary works in light of my newfound knowledge of classical aesthetics.

First Aesthetics Portfolio: Aesthetically-pleasing scrapbook: This portfolio demonstrates my growing knowledge of predominantly classical understanding of aesthetic appreciation and analysis.

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