2012 Matches

2012 Matches:
Elyse Leyenberger (Photography '12) : Andrei Jackamets (BFA Photography '83)

Ryan Berardi (Sculpture '14) : Anthony Visco (BFA Sculpture '70)
Kaylyn Gray (Multimedia '13) & Michael Knaub (Multimedia '13) : Michele Kishita (BFA Painting '97, MFA Painting '10)
Diane Meck (Dance '13) : Geoffrey Kershner (BFA Acting '00)
Kennedy Dickerson (Photography '14) & Michael G Malloy (Photography '12) : Nancy Eichenbaum (BFA Photography '87)
Megan Beck (Illustration '13) & Lydia Guadagnoli (Illustration '14) : Veronica Cianfrano (MFA Painting '11)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Online Resources

Professor Kishita introduced me to some useful internet resources. They are called Kick Starter and USA Projects. They are fundraising websites for art projects that I will definitely use in the future. Kick starters is a website that anybody can join and start fundraising projects. They have a system where with every pledge someone makes, they receive a trophy from the artist like artwork, services, and acknowledgment. These sometimes fun and quirky rewards encourage people to pledge money for their projects.  

For Uarts students considering using this website, It is best to do it through the university to get the most exposure. 
*Examples of trophies. 

Professor Kishita strongly encouraged me to use this website responsibly if  I decided to use it. She told me stories about people she knew using this website for personal gain. They would start by claiming a need for certain resources that require large sums of money only to find other means to gain these resources so they take the money that was funded to them and used it however they pleased. 

USA Projects is a more exclusive site. The people who wish to start a fundraising project must first be backed by one of their associated organizations. I would prefer to use this site because there is no pressure to offer rewards to the people who pledge and every pledge made by the public is match by the website. 

These sites inspire me to make a project about connecting people. Coming from the technology of skype and facetime, I want to propose an installed FaceTime connection between two distant cities where the connection is 24/7 and available to the public at all times. It would be installed in a highly public area so as to give everybody the opportunity to connect with a stranger form a different culture, or even meet with friends. 

-Michael Knaub

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