Weird Cuts!

Contributor:

SUNY Suffolk County Community College

PROJECT INFORMATION FOR EDUCATORS

Where?

Course Level

Art Appreciation, 2D Design

This project introduces students to Augmented Reality. It's easily done fully online, but may be adapted to hybrid courses where students work on the source material in class, and then create the AR work in an interior or exterior space at home. Students also learn to apply the elements and principles of design in virtual space.

Why?

Conversation points for instructors

PROJECT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

What?

Project Prompt / Challenge

Create a virtual collage using the Augmented Reality app, Weird Cuts!

How?

Strategy

Download the Weird Cuts app onto your phone.
 

Textbook/Source Materials:

I assign the Whalebone Magazine as the textbook for my Art Appreciation and 2D Design classes. Students could easily use any magazine, or you could have them find their own source materials.

Process:

Use Weird Cuts to virtually cut 5 shapes from your Whalebone magazine and then place them in a space using the Augmented Reality (AR) component of the app.

Things to consider: 


  • What shapes do you want to use to “cut” images digitally?

  • Are you using the same shape over and over?

  • Or creating a pattern with just two or three?

 

  • Think about the space you are choosing (interior, exterior?) and how it becomes the background for your AR design.

  • Think about the elements and principles of design. Shape, scale, space, repetition, and balance matter!

 

  • Are you telling a story?

  • Is there a time component to this work?

  • How does the viewer interact with the space?

  • Is it linear or the viewer jump around to various spots in the AR space?

  • Think about the experience you want the viewer to have.

    • How does your collage morph as it moves out of the original 2D flat image into AR/3D?


REMEMBER: Save your video!

Finished?

Share your video with the class (on Padlet, for instance).
 

Also include:

  • A few sentences describing your idea behind your AR collage.

  • Describe three elements and principles you considered as you were working.

Materials:

Whalebone Magazine, or other magazines
Weird Cuts App on Smartphone

Timeline:

Assignment can be completed in 2-3 days. Students are encouraged to create test versions as sketches, discarded versions, and a final.

FURTHER SUPPORT INFORMATION

Student Examples:

Online / Video Resources:

Weird Cuts: Create Collages in Augmented Reality by app creators Zach Lieberman and Molmol Kuo

 

Weird Cuts tutorial by YesYesNo Interactive Projects

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