AA Inter 3

Tuesday 21|10|2014 by tutor
October 20, 2014, 3:42 pm
Filed under: 2014-15, programme

We will be meeting you at 11.00am in the unit space. Please bring your work printed.

Joseph Campbell – The Power of Myth by tutor
October 20, 2014, 1:14 pm
Filed under: 2014-15, reading

Here is one of the video interviews with American teacher and researcher of comparative mythology Jospeph Campbell:

Sunday 19/10 Tutorial by tutor
October 18, 2014, 6:39 pm
Filed under: 2013-14

HI All, please find below the list of tutorials for Sunday/tomorrow 19/10:

10:00 Avery

10:30 Thong

11:00 Nicholas

11:30 Dominika

12:00 Susie

12:30 Nathan

14:00 Natalie

14:30 Christoph

15:00 Assaf

15:30 Raphael

16:00 Henry

16:30 Yonathan

See you tomorrow!!

Useful reference: Library of Babel by jehweeetavery
October 16, 2014, 1:23 pm
Filed under: 2013-14

Labyrinths (1962) is a collection of short stories and essays by Jorge Luis Borges translated into the English-language.

It includes “Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius”, “The Garden of Forking Paths”, and “The Library of Babel”, three of Borges’ most famous stories.

Super interesting premise with regards to infinite possibilities, Labyrinths, Babel, permutation and combinations, finding archetypes amongst the absurd…

an excerpt of plot from wiki:

Borges’ narrator describes how his universe consists of an enormous expanse of adjacent hexagonal rooms, each of which contains the bare necessities for human survival—and four walls of bookshelves. Though the order and content of the books is random and apparently completely meaningless, the inhabitants believe that the books contain every possible ordering of just 25 basic characters (22 letters, the period, the comma, and the space). Though the vast majority of the books in this universe are pure gibberish, the library also must contain, somewhere, every coherent book ever written, or that might ever be written, and every possible permutation or slightly erroneous version of every one of those books. The narrator notes that the library must contain all useful information, including predictions of the future, biographies of any person, and translations of every book in all languages. Conversely, for many of the texts some language could be devised that would make it readable with any of a vast number of different contents.

Despite — indeed, because of — this glut of information, all books are totally useless to the reader, leaving the librarians in a state of suicidal despair. This leads some librarians to superstitions and cult-like behaviours, such as the “Purifiers”, who arbitrarily destroy books they deem nonsense as they scour through the library seeking the “Crimson Hexagon” and its illustrated, magical books. Others believe that since all books exist in the library, somewhere one of the books must be a perfect index of the library’s contents; some even believe that a messianic figure known as the “Man of the Book” has read it, and they travel through the library seeking him.

Digital Painting by nathanssu
October 14, 2014, 7:53 pm
Filed under: 2013-14

Hi All,

Following our visit to Forbidden Planet today I thought I’d just post this channel I found on digital painting on youtube.


Its by a guy called Feng Zhu who is a concept artist who worked on blockbuster films/games who started a design school in Singapore. His process and thoughts on the industry are pretty interesting, as well as his actual techniques. Hope it’s useful or at least provides some semi-relevant entertainment!

01: Genesis / Destruction / Rebirth by tutor
October 13, 2014, 9:10 pm
Filed under: 2014-15, brief

Here is the link to the more detailed and structured brief of Term 1 for your information. We hope you enjoy it and if you have any questions or need further clarification we can talk about it tomorrow.

Untitled-160The Sandman’s many incarnations; by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by J.H. Williams III

Tuesday 14|10|2014 by tutor
October 13, 2014, 3:03 pm
Filed under: 2014-15, programme

We will meet at 10.30am at the unit space, please bring your work printed and blue tack / tape for quick  pin up.