Friday, October 5, 2018

ACO 5.0 Coding Altino Cars

Coding is important to learn even if you don't plan to be a programmer because it boosts your attention to detail and precision. Challenge one is to complete a figure eight without any collisions, fastest team wins. Our logic statement, go straight with a speed seven hundred, turn wheels right and hold turn for .2 seconds, then go straight with the same speed, turn right and then left, continue going straight with a speed of seven hundred, finally turn left ending at the finish line. In this Arduino Software coding project we used three different commands Go, Steering, and Delay. Command Go, putting the car in motion, Command Steering, the direction of the cars motion, and Command delay, stoping the cars motion. Through this process of trial and error our team ran into many obstacles and had to edit our coding process along the way. Overall, I felt confident about our team's work and knew that we could make it through if we all worked together as a team.

The new command that we used for challenge #2 were while loop. We used while loop for the sound effects of the ambulance sirens. I would never trust an autonomous vehicle to give me a ride because you never now when the coding can glitch and cause and accident. Im pretty sure that autonomous vehicles will take over complex tasks in the future like ambulance response and police control. It will be a more efficient way to get to areas that need fast acting systems and will eventually be a better system paramedics may use in the future to get to the scene quicker. Autonomous vehicles will also be a big help for deaf or blind people, it'll help them get to places and will make it way easier for them to travel the roads. 

ACO 5.0 - Create a deliverable using problem-solving techniques to address client needs or target audience.
ACO 5.1 - Apply problem-solving techniques to create deliverables that address the needs of a client or target audience.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

ACO 3.0 Art and Design


The Elements of Art that are used in my digital Still Life painting is line, texture, and value. I used the line element in my project to trace the figure of my still life image. I also used a little bit of value on the sizing of the lines and used textured features on the background paper. The part of the digital process I found most enjoyable was the hand drawing part of this project. The part I found most challenging was actually learning how to use the artist pad and pen. When hovering over the pad it can go to different places if you don't place the pen in the right position also precision is a big part in the hand drawing process of this project.

My landscape image was taken at the Oceanfront view at Bull Shed Restaurant. On my original image its settle with black and white, but on my finished image there's more contrast within the rocks and the waves. During the process of my landscape image I stayed more with the basic tutorials to refine my image. The techniques that I used never affected the outcome of my image but made it even better. The levels scale was very helpful during this process it helped with the highlights and shadows within my image. I really enjoyed the smart filter because it gave me the advantage to go back to a single layer to edit any part I wanted to edit.

The portrait photo that I am using was taken down at Lydgate beach. My mom took this portrait photo of me so we could include it into my album. In this photo it shows wonderful background and a wide view of landscape. This image includes a few Elements of Art such as proportion, balance and alignment, and contrast. It uses proportion in the background and around the figures in the image because they relate with each other and balances out the view. Balance and Alignment and contrast is used throughout my image, contrast around the trees and bushes and Balance and alignment is used within the shadows and highlights of my image. My highest scored image was my landscape image. I agree with them because In this image I used basic tutorials and worked towards the highlights and shadows of the image. I disagree with the people that said it was novice. I disagree because my image was not incomplete and it also showed details within the figures. Photo Credit: Mother

ACO 3.1 Analyze how elements and principles of design in various forms of media are applied to communicate to a specific audience. Elements of Art: Space, Line, Color, Shape, Texture, Form, Value.
ACO 3.2 Critique how the effective integration of elements and principles of design within a variety of medium impact target audiences. Gestalt Theory: Similarity, Continuation, Closure, Proximity, Figure and ground
ACO 3.3 Apply elements and principles of design to clarify, focus, or enhance a message or concept for a target audience. Principles of Design: Scale, Proportion, Unity, Balance, Harmony, Contrast, Repetition, Variety, Emphasis)

Thursday, September 13, 2018

ACO 5.0 Audio Production

Intonation and inflection can be used to maintain interest of the audience by the volume of voice and the way we produce our word function to interest the audience. My role in this assignment was the script writer and vocals. This job requires me to create the script and put detail into it that will interest the audience. I also contributed to the vocals, reading parts of the script and speaking as one of the characters. It is really important to rehearse the script to be prepared and to thoroughly read it over to be precise on our first recording. It also allows our teammates to know exactly what part of the script each of us need to read and what parts of the script we need to project our voice efficiently and forcefully.

Our team did an average job of meeting the goal of communicating a specific message to an audience. Also our audience was engaged pretty much throughout the audio track and graded us highly on our level of completion. Some of the obstacles we faced along the way was figuring out what we were going to include in our script, where to place the different recorded tracks, and what type of beats did we need to create in order for it to fit into the tracks. We overcame these obstacles by working together, having everyones opinions, and also listening to the different beats that were on Garage Band to find the perfect one. If I had to do this project again with the same group of people I would make the script more to the point, manage our time, and bring out more intonation and inflection within our voices.

ACO 5.1 Apply problem-solving techniques to create deliverables that address the needs of a client or target audience

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

ACO 6.0 Proprietary Information

The FCC is the Federal Communications Commission, they regulate and control interstate and international communications. Copyright infringement is when a copyrighted work is recreated and displayed without permission of the owner. The legal consequences of using material without permission is paying a fine or going to jail. It can carry fines from $200 to $1,500 for each piece of work that is infringed. You can easily get permission to use copyrighted materials by asking the owner. Fair use is any copyrighted material done for a specific purpose such as commentary or criticism. One specific example of using copyrighted material without permission that is legal is writing a book review, that has the principles that allow you to use some of the lines to reach your purposes. Another specific example of using copyrighted material without permission that's legal is quoting a few lines from a song to create a music review. 

Confidentiality is to keep private and personal. Three examples that you must keep private is your phone number, social security number, and your location. Social media has a huge impact on confidential information because anyone can get a hold of the pictures you post online and many people are able to impersonate someone that they're not. I believe that censorship is a violation of people's rights. It relates to the first amendment because it violates our freedom of speech and prohibits the free exercise of the religions us people believe in. Censorship relates to the fifth amendment because it refers to the rights of privacy.

ACO 6.1: Analyze the use of copyright and proprietary information in arts and communication to facilitate responsible, legal and ethical behavior.
ACO 6.2: Examine ethical issues in arts and communications to make appropriate decisions related to clients, co-workers and society.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

ACO 2.0 Market Shifts

A market is a system that advertise's or promotes sales to the public whereby the people purchase items. Markets are able to shift over time dramatically as new technology develops due to the purpose of the item and the upgrade. One example of a shifting market is voice command, back then voice command was not created everything was written by hand and people communicated with each other to find answers to questions. In our time now voice commands were created all around the world such as Siri, Alexa, and Echo. These devices are controlled by voices they can answer your questions, set your alarm, and can also voice command calls. A second example of a shifting market is water resistant devices. Before water resistant was invented, phones were not able to be in water and you had to be more careful of the way you handle your phone. Now days phones are made water resistant which took a big change in the economy. 

Some skills that are related to Arts and Communication that I would like to improve is marketing, photography, and web design. I would like to improve on these skills because it can benefit me in the future as a Real Estate Broker. It can also better the quality of my work and give me better improvement and knowledge in this skills. The skills that I think will help me become most successful in my life right now is Marketing. I think marketing will be a big part of my life at this moment because I'll be able to get as much practice of this skill and it'll have many benefits in many areas of my life. These skills could be useful in the future as the market continues to shift because many inventions are being invented and many of them are created with new technology and design. Marketing items in the future may be different then the way that it is today which can give many benefits to people that know about marketing and the skills it requires.

ACO 2.1 Analyze how shifts in market affect changes to media and design.
ACO 2.2 Evaluate how changing communication needs of a market are addressed by media and design.
ACO 2.3 Propose media and design solutions that address the changing needs in global markets.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

ACO 4.0 Communication Strategies

My communication can change from one audience to the next by the way others receive it. I communicate differently through out many areas of my life. The way that I talk to people i'm comfortable with is more open because they know my personality and know the situations i'm in. With people I don't really know like the public or peers that iv'e never really meet before I tend to be less open and become even more shy. I feel most comfortable and most understood with my mom. I feel that way with her because I feel that she understands the perspective i'm coming from. She also gives me the best advice when i'm going through a lot of situations and is always there when I need someone to talk too. Things that I can do to improve my communication in areas of my life that I feel most uncomfortable is to face my fears and give my best into everything I do.

The specific field that I would like to learn more about is the real estate and sales agent work field. I would like to look more into this field because I have good communication skills and is very accessible to negotiate deals with the buyer. The career pathway that i'm interested in is pursing professionally in the business pathway. The reason why I would like to go into the business pathway is to study more about the pathway and to have myself at a good structure in organization, planning, and budgeting skills. Things I need to improve on to be successful in this field is my knowledge of the real estate market. Researching more about this field and getting good education on this pathway will help me be successful later on in this work field.

ACO 4.1: Devise communication strategies to promote individual accountability and team success.
ACO 4.2: Use effective oral, written, and non-verbal communication skills to facilitate positive interactions.
ACO 4.3: Apply appropriate interpersonal skills to establish positive and sustained relationships with clients.