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“A memex is a device in which someone is able to store his or her books , records, and communications.” It’s basically a device used to store vast amounts of memory.If you want to find a book, all you have to do is type in a code. Very simple. Reading section [7] at the bottom was quite confusing because the memex seemed like it required a lot of steps in order to organize the user’s thoughts…research , adding notes, etc. I’m not so sure about the memex..what happens if it malfunctions or crashes? What if there is SOME type or error..what happens if information is faulty, or if a virus i injected into the memex. What if the corporation that designs Memex has a plan to somehow control us? I know it sounds silly, but I believe that technology is moving too fast..would there be classes required on how to use the memex? I think the device is risky because of the information that could potentially be lost. I also think that the design (the object itself) wouldn’t be very convenient to own..if you traveled and needed certain information that the memex contained, then it would be a hassle to take the desk with you.

http://www.artic.edu/~agomez2/

 

website…rough draft..needs some tweeking

the link is a video that I made..I masked it…use the overlay tool in Final cut..it isn’t working for the website , but I transformed the image above into the video below for my entrance page..

http://player.vimeo.com/video/16800189

Untitled from Alessandra Gomez on Vimeo.

Once I am able to get the video to operate the way I want…I want a white background still, even though I have a black…Anyways, I want the top to say “Work, artist statement, contact and bio” in black lettering..I cannot do that yet until I fix the video component. IT IS PIXELATED AND WON’T LOOP….ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

 

The first image will be the entrance to the webpage…I want to add something so that I can connect the content inside the circle with the camera. When you go to my webpage, you will see yourself (like a mirror) because it will automatically connect to your camera.
I want to add a continuous roll of film in slow motion where the squares are..it will play and roll off the page.

webpage test

http://www.saic.edu/~agomez2/