We’re doing some kind of project with termisoc, a big capture the flag game around Plymouth. I got to design the website. Yes, orange and blue, again. I just love that color combination. The Ferris wheel and the lighthouse are ‘famous’ things here in plymouth. Btw, i’m not insane, the text that is on there is from slipsum.com.
Onedotzero motion graphic festival in Londen.
Onedotzero vierde onder andere het tiende levensjaar van de programmeertaal processing. De video toont stukken uit de screening ‘future cities’. Allemaal artiesten hadden hun visie op ‘future cities’ omgezet in kortfilmpjes. Resultaat was geweldig. Mijn favoriet was toch wel The experience of Fliehkraft door Till Nowak.
Verder zagen we ook animativideos die volledig ontstaan waren uit codetaal in de screening code warriors. Kortom, ik heb enorm veel gezien op onedotzero, my art spirit is fueled! (nee serieus ik kon kunst overgeven na die 2 dagen).
Today, we started lectures about rhetoric. Rhetoric is effective presentation of ideas, or how you can convince people by the way that you speak. Your idea doesn’t get picked up by its brilliance -it could in fact be a very crappy idea- but by the way it is delivered. Maybe these lectures will do me good, since I need some talking skills.
People here seem to be very confident to speak in front of a group, even if they are shy they produce complete sentences and explanations -they call it ‘winging’. But now that I’m here, I believe a good presentation contains the next things:
-A brain. Memorize the things you want to say and know your subject. Reading notes doesn’t seem quite as convincing as someone that can look you in the eye.
-Because you have everything memorized, you should be able to be confident as you speak. You will seem more credible and relaxed.
-Emotions. Apparently you need this to persuade people, because your brain can’t seperate logical thinking from emotional thinking.
Next week, we will have assignments on this subject. I think it’s very good they teach this, since we have a lot of projects to present in our course. This was my lesson of today, cheers.