I2P-Bernard-Day1

Day 1

  1. Screenshots describing what you’ve completed on Codeacademy.

This is what I did on Day 1. Unit 1,2,3 for Python and Unit 1,2 for JS. 

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  1. Describe briefly what you’ve learnt

For Python, I’ve learnt variables, booleans, data types, strings, conditionals, and learned how to code a translator (pyglatin). 

For Javascript, I learnt a lot of similar stuff but one new thing I learned was functions. In the end, I also made a rock, paper, scissors game. 

  1. A few lines of code with comments showing your understanding of the code.

Python: 

if len(original) > 0 and original.isalpha():

word = original.lower()
first = word[0]

 

JS: 

var compare = function(choice1, choice2)
{
if (choice1 === choice2)
{
return “The result is a tie!”;
}
else if (choice1 === “rock”)
{
if (choice2 === “scissors”)
{
return “rock wins”
}
else
{
return “paper wins”

  1. Other resources you came across in this learning process (e.g. a post from a discussion forum, an advice from your friends/classmates).

I used a YouTube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42MBMSOZgD4 

Daily Challenge:

Rock Paper Scissors Game

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Area of a Circle and Triangle:

Here is the finished product. Fully working.

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ART & DESIGN: Unit 5 Graffiti Final Reflection

Unit 5: Printmaking and Graffiti

1) Choose one work by Banksy from the link and upload a photo of the work to your site. You may look for your own Banksy work:

https://docs.google.com/a/hkis.edu.hk/document/d/18e4S3oZGZlTOI93VVrGaEN7VyZ_qoOKQ7sTzJB-N1pA/edit

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2) Complete a critical analysis about the selected work in your art portfolio under Unit 5: Printmaking and Graffiti.  Respond in brief paragraph form as you move from one step to another in the steps of critical analysis:

1) INITIAL REACTION

(What does this art remind me of? What are some questions I have about this art?)

This art reminds me of World War 2 or any other wars because there are some soldiers in the painting. It also reminds me of peace because of the symbol. Some questions I have about this art is war and peace. It is very strange how Banksy compared war and peace because they are 2 different things.

2) DESCRIBE (& RELATE)

(What do I see? What is the medium? What is the subject matter?)

I see a red peace sign that is painted by soldiers who are carrying guns. The medium in this painting is wall and is made up of red and black spray paint. The subject matter is a peace symbol and 2 soldiers beside it, one is painting it.

3) ANALYZE

(What is unique about the work? How does this compare to other Banksy works?)

For me, this work is very unique because it directly relates to the world now, and is also very easy to understand. There is a lot of violence in the world right now but the world also wants peace. Sometimes, many people want peace but the same people are creating war at the same time.

4) INTERPRET (& CONTEXTUALIZE CULTURALLY)

(When and where was this artwork produced? What is the artist trying to say about society or culture?)

I am not sure when or where Banksy painted this artwork but in a website, it said that it was displayed in a gallery in London in 2007. Banksy is making a relationship between 2 opposite things: peace and war. I interpreted the painting the ones of wants peace are the ones who are creating war.

5) EVALUATE

(Do you think that this artwork is successful? Why or why not? What is worth remembering about this artwork? How has your first reaction about this artwork changed?)

I think this artwork is hugely successful because it really shows the society now and represents the world. This artwork is worth remembering because it tells me a lot about the modern day world. My first reaction was not as deep as my interpretation now because I was very shallow in the meaning of this artwork in the beginning.

 

Macbeth

Story Line Act 1 Scene 1: The setting was very dark and there was lightning. There are 3 witches on a heath and they were talking about when they are going to make the predictions.

Act 1 Scene 2: King Duncan said that Macbeth and Banquo fought well in a battle and he would be named the Thane of Cawdor instead of the Thane of Glamis. Macbeth would be named the Thane of Cawdor and all the land that goes with it but Banquo doesn’t get anything. Macbeth’s best friend is Banquo. King Duncan’s sons are Malcolm and Donalbain.

Act 1 Scene 3: Macbeth and Banquo was walking when suddenly 3 witches stopped them. The witched said that Macbeth will become Thane of Cawdor and that Banquo’s kids will become Kings or Scottland. Later on, the soldiers really did tell them the things that the witch has predicted. Macbeth now has this new title and he seems to be very intrigued.

Act 1 Scene 4: King Duncan said that his son Malcolm will become the Prince of Cumberland. Macbeth has just been named the Thane of Cawdor but now he is unsatisfied because a prince(Malcolm) is higher than a thane(Macbeth).

Act 1 Scene 5: Lady Macbeth receives Macbeth’s latter of saying that he might be the King. Lady Macbeth summons the evil spirits and now wants to kill King Duncan so that Macbeth and she will become King and Queen since King Duncan is going to their castle the next day.

Act 1 Scene 6: King Duncan goes to the castle and says that the air smells really nice but really the smell is rotten just like the people inside it (Lady Macbeth). Lady Macbeth greets him and they go into the castle together.

Act 1 Scene 7: Macbeth doesn’t really want to kill King Duncan but Lady Macbeth told Macbeth that is he doesn’t, then he is a coward and he does not love her anymore. At last they plan to kill King Duncan by getting the 2 guards drunk and stab King Duncan when he is asleep.

Act 2 Scene 1: Macbeth meets Banquo but Macbeth doesn’t want to talk about what the 3 witches had predicted. Macbeth then goes into a soliloquy (when a person thinks out loud) before he goes inside and kill Macbeth. Then the bell rang which is a signal for him to kill King Duncan.

Act 2 Scene 2: Macbeth then goes and kills King Duncan and comes out really scared. Lady Macbeth then smears all the blood and put the daggers on the drunk guards hands saying that they were the ones that did it.

Act 2 Scene 3: A person opens the door for the guards and the guards realise that King Duncan was murdered. After that, everyone else in the castle comes and knows that King Duncan was murdered but nobody knows that it was Macbeth and Lady Macbeth who did it. At last, Donalbain and Lennox separated and left.

Act 2 Scene 4: This is a transition scene and it just Macduff tells Ross that Macbeth would be the new King/leader. People think that Donalbain and Lennox were the people who killed King Duncan because they were the ones that ran away.

Act 3 Scene 1: Now, Macbeth is starting to get really evil and would do anything to become King. He has a feeling that Banquo knows that he was the one that murdered King Duncan because Banquo is the only one that also knows about the 3 witches. Macbeth also doesn’t want Banquo’s son to be King, as the 3 witches prohesised.  Macbeth will try to kill Banquo and his son.

Act 3 Scene 2: Macbeth is starting to have bad and terrible dreams. He is starting to be very evil and has many evil thoughts in his head.

Act 3 Scene 3: Macbeth sent 2 people to kill Banquo. Then a 3rd man came in that was also sent by Macbeth. When Banquo walked passed, the 3 murderers jumped out and killed Banquo. But couldn’t kill his son, his son fled. At last, the 3rd murderer killed the original 2 murderes, to make sure nobody knew except for himself and Macbeth (part of the plan).

Act 3 Scene 4: Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, and some other people are eating supper together. Macbeth suddenly sees the ghost of Banquo and hullucinates. He starts speaking to himself and starts going crazy. Then, everybody left and Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth that he just has lack of sleep. At last, they leave the dinner table and goes to sleep.

Act 3 Scene 5: Macbeth goes to the 3 witches and asks them for advice. The 3 witches were boiling potion(to create trouble) and they told Macbeth that he needed to beware of 3 things. 1. Continue what you are doing(killing people) and you have to beware of Macduff. 2. Do not be scared of any man born of a woman (beware of people that are born c section). 3. The forest will move closer to your castle. At last, the 3 witches disappeared and Macbeth has a lot more confidence because he knows what is going to happen next (the witches are tricking him).

Act 3 Scene 6: Lennox and this other guy suspects that Macbeth is the murderer. Macduff fled to England with Malcolm to build an army so they can come back and become King(take over Macbeth), because Macduff thinks that Macbeth murdered King Duncan. Of course, Macbeth doesn’t like that idea so now Macbeth is going to murder Macduff’s family.

Act 4 Scene 1:

Act 4 Scene 2: Lady Macduff and her son found out that Macduff fled to England. She is very mad and tells her son that Macduff is dead and he is a traitor but his son challenges her and says he’s not dead and not a traitor. They go into a small argument but then 4 murderers come. They murdered both Lady Macbeth and her son.

Act 4 Scene 3: Macduff meets Macolm in England and Macolm is afraid that Macduff is sent from Macbeth. So Maclolm pretends to want to overthrow Macbeth’s throne to test Macduff’s reaction. Through this test, Malcolm then learned that Macduff i a good person and not sent from Macbeth. Macduff hears about the news that his whole family was murdered by Macbeth. Malcolm and Macbeth wants to get revenge on Macbeth.

Act 5 Scene 1: Lady Macbeth’s servant reported to the doctor that Lady Macbeth has been going mad and sleep walking. The doctors goes to the castle and saw Lady Macbeth sleep walking. Lady Macbeth was washing her hands from the blood of people she has murdered. She admitted out loud that she murdered King Duncan, Banquo, and Macduff’s family. The doctor and the servant heard this but they will not say anything about it.

Act 5 Scene 2: The Scottish army(lead by  are going to join with the English army(led by Macduff and Malcolm) to fight with Macbeth. Macbeth right now is in the castle with his army planning to fight the Scottish army and English army.

Act 5 Scene 3: Macbeth is inside the castle preparing for the battle. He puts his armour on and is very confident because of what the witches has told him. The doctor comes along and says there is no cure for Lady Macbeth.

Act 5 Scene 4: The armies are going towards the castle and Malcolm said that each of the soldiers should use a branch for camouflage in the woods of Birnan. This fulfils what the witches said about the woods moving closer to the castle.

Act 5 Scene 5: Macbeth is preparing for the battle and hears a scream. It was from Lady Macbeth before she jumped off there roof and died. Later on, a guard tells Macbeth that the woods of Birnan are moving closer to the castle. Macbeth gets mad at this and says he is ready to fight.

Act 5 Scene 6: Malcolm and Macduff arrives close to the castle and throws of their camouflage layer(branch) and prepares to attack.

Act 5 Scene 7: Young Siward (soldier)challenges Macbeth to a fight and Macbeth easily kills him.

Act 5 Scene 8: Macduff comes into the castle to find Macbeth and challenges him to a fight. Macbeth is very confident and said that he is afraid of no man born of a woman. But then Macduff said that he was not born of a woman. He was untimely ripped from his mother’s womb. Macbeth knows he screwed up because he interpreted the witches prophecies wrong. At last, Macduff kills Macbeth with a sword and Malcolm is crowned King of Scotland. (The person in the end of the movie was Fleance. Banquo’s other son).

 

5/18/2015

Frame Analysis Exemplar

 

5/27/2015

Macbeth Adjective Story

Art & Design: Self-Portrait Final Reflection

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  • How did you select the photo of yourself. (What made you choose this photo over others?)
  • What is the most important aspect of your final work? Why?
  • How is your work a representation of yourself and your connection to a community?  What personal qualities/traits/messages are you attempting to convey?
  • What part of your work are you most proud of? What part of your work were you most challenged by?

I selected this photo of myself because it represented me. I had other photos where I was smiling and making faces but that wasn’t really me as a person. I chose this photo because I am chill, calm, quiet kind of person with not a lot of expression. The most important aspect of my final work would be the expression I painted. For me, what the painting shows is more than what is on the canvas. What I mean by this is that if I chose other photos to paint, the final result of the quality (such as colour, shape, eyes, nose, etc.) of the painting would be the same. It is just the interpretation would be different. The interpretation and expression I am giving through this painting is my personality and how I am always low key and cool. The part of my work I am most proud of is how real it looks. For example, if my friend walks pass this painting, they would definitely know that is me. The most challenging part was drawing my eyeglasses. This was super hard because I couldn’t just draw a circle around my eye. I had to really paint the shape of my glasses and the shadows underneath it.

Art & Design: Self-Portrait – Research Artist

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This is the self portrait of an artist named Vincent van Gogh. This portrait was painted on a canvas in Saint-rémy-de-provence, France 1889. My first impression about this work is that it has a real nice texture to it. I can clearly see all the brush strokes of the painting and I think this is part of van Gogh’s style. My interpretation is that van Gogh is a really serious person. In this self-portrait, he is not smiling at all and seems to be a little angry about something.

Through research, I found out that the real background story is van Gogh was trying to draw his self-portrait better than a photograph. He said that, “I am looking for a deeper likeness than that obtained by a photographer.” He also later mentioned that painting a self-portrait is not easy, because it is very hard to paint yourself. (Source: http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/collections/works-in-focus/painting/commentaire_id/self-portrait-2990.html?cHash=a873609651)

 

Prejudice

Write a blog post on your hkis wordpress site reflecting on the first four lessons of the unit and on your classmates’ presentations. What did you learn about identity, stereotypes, prejudice, and racism? In what ways did your ideas change from the initial lesson when we created word webs on the white boards?

  1. How does race shape the way we see ourselves and others?

Race is a very important thing and could definitely affect the way we see ourselves and others. In the lessons that were taught in class, I learnt about race would make people act differently in different situations but after hearing about my classmates stories, I have really understood how important race is to one person. For example, I remember Samiya’s presentation was about going through the immigration and the person looked at her questioning if she is really American because she does not look American. This definitely shapes the way Samiya sees herself.

  1. To what extent do our ideas about race influence the choices we make?

Through my classmates presentation, I have heard many stories about people being judged by their race and how they have acted upon it. For my presentation, it was about my uncle who was from mainland China and people were judging him because he was from mainland China. This influenced how he acts now because when he goes out to the streets, he is afraid people will judge him and isolate him so he would chose to rather not go out to the streets.

Art & Design Summative Task Action

Photo 1

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  • What compositional rules did you apply?

I applied the rule of repetition and pattern in this photograph. In this photograph, you can see that I took a picture of Max jumping off the steps in the amphitheater so I could capture each moment of him in mid-air.

  • What story/message/mood are you trying to convey through your photographs?

The message I’m trying to say here is that there are always ups and downs in life. This is because nobody’s life is perfect. There are always bad things and good things going on in our lives but there is no need to stress about it because in the end of the day we are still who we are and we still do what we do. That’s why this picture I took and edited is a very good resemblance of my message because in the beginning Max was on the steps which meant that he is at a monotone state in his life. Then he goes up which means there is excitement but then he goes down and lands again which means there may be some negativity that came back into his life.

  • What do you think are the 3 most important elements in creating the abstract photograph? (arrangement of objects, foreground vs. background, light and shadow, perspective, proportion etc.)

I think the 3 most important elements in creating these action photos are arrangement of objects, perspective, and placement. Arrangement of objects is important because it is what creates the action. Perspective is essential because it is how you took the angle in which angle and how the person looking at the photo interpret it. The placement in these photographs are extremely important and it is similarly like the arrangement of objects. The placement allows the person who is looking at the picture know what you are trying to say and why.

 

Photo 2

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  •  What compositional rules did you apply?

I applied the rule of line in this photograph. It might not seem that obvious but when I look at this picture, I see the arms and legs of Max sticking out which kind of looks like lines going in towards the centre of Max’s body. Also, if you look at the picture closely, there are more lines in the background. The plants are all on a straight line and the benches are all straight lines too.

  • What story/message/mood are you trying to convey through your photographs?

The lesson I’m trying to tell in this photograph is that no matter what goes on in your life, you should stay happy. In this photograph you can see that Max is happy because he is smiling and spreading his arms and legs out in mid-air. This truly represents happiness in life because there are many people in this world that is pessimistic and are not positive at all. But after this photo, Max showed the whole world that everybody should be happy and joyful.

  • What do you think are the 3 most important elements in creating the abstract photograph? (arrangement of objects, foreground vs. background, light and shadow, perspective, proportion etc.)

same as above I think the 3 most important elements in creating these action photos are arrangement of objects, perspective, and placement. Arrangement of objects is important because it is what creates the action. Perspective is essential because it is how you took the angle in which angle and how the person looking at the photo interpret it. The placement in these photographs are extremely important and it is similarly like the arrangement of objects. The placement allows the person who is looking at the picture know what you are trying to say and why.

 

Photo 3

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  • What compositional rules did you apply?

I applied the rule of form and triangles in this photograph. You can see here that I took this photograph in the hallway of classrooms so it could create the effect of the picture closing in and focusing on Max’s jumping body. Also, the rule of triangles have a minor role in this picture and it is that a triangle appears in between Max’s legs when he jumps.

  • What story/message/mood are you trying to convey through your photographs?

The story behind this picture is Michael Jordan. The message of this picture is a little different from all my other pictures because instead of telling a deep lesson, this picture’s message is about Michael Jordan. Every time I look at this picture I think of Michael Jordan’s signature dunk and the logo on the air JORDAN shoe brand. He is a great sports person and has reached amazing achievements throughout his career. One important thing about Michael Jordan is that he actually didn’t make it into his high school basketball team. After that he practiced and practiced and finally became successful. I think the life message he gives to the world is to never give up and always go for your dreams.

  •  What do you think are the 3 most important elements in creating the abstract photograph? (arrangement of objects, foreground vs. background, light and shadow, perspective, proportion etc.)

same as above I think the 3 most important elements in creating these action photos are arrangement of objects, perspective, and placement. Arrangement of objects is important because it is what creates the action. Perspective is essential because it is how you took the angle in which angle and how the person looking at the photo interpret it. The placement in these photographs are extremely important and it is similarly like the arrangement of objects. The placement allows the person who is looking at the picture know what you are trying to say and why.