CODE OF CONDUCT
* Respect other people’s opinion even though you don’t necessarily agree with them (KIT)
* Respect people’s personal space (KITANA)
* There are no dumb questions (NICOLA)
*Don’t disrespect (being cruel) other people’s work but provide constructive criticism (KITANA)
* To be supportive and understanding of each other (ETHAN)
* Showing up to the course on time and being punctual (MEG)
* Be respectful to the lecturers while they are trying to teach (ERIK)
* Show care and respect for Unitec property (ZACK)
* When you are finished in the labs shutdown the computer (PAUL)
* Offer feedback, advice and assistance to students (CARLEY)
* Be able to communicate properly with students and lecturers (NICKEL)
* Have your own idea and don’t steal others – don’t plagiarize other peoples work (LIANG LIANG)
* If questions are not clear don’t be afraid to ask again (JUSTIN)
* Learn to backup your files (JOSH)
* Ensure that all students to follow the Code of Practice (ANDRU)
* Don’t be shy or afraid to share your work with other students and lecturers (ALEX)
* Be responsible of your own property. Don’t leave your stuff everywhere because it will get stolen (MEG)
* Help each other out if they are struggling. Be kind to each other (NOX)
* Map out your project, map out what your want to achieve, understand or do (JACOB)
* Do the work that’s been asked for (KIRNEN)
* Attend all the classes (FAOSO)
Disadvantages print media
- Can get easily destroyed
- can’t easily be shared
- problem with storage
- not easily accessible, have to wait for your turn
Advantages print media
- flexible in reading
- published, so likely be reliable
Disadvantages of electronic media
- crashing problem
- Authorization problem
- Difficult to verify the information
- less democratic
Advantages of Electronic media
- Ease of storage
- easy to access anywhere
- easy to carry and share material
what is academic integrity?
- Showing what resources you have used
- Acknowledging the sources through APA referencing
- Moral code: personal beliefs, having a standard, not undercutting others, giving credit where its due, not claiming others work as yours, avoiding plagiarism, make sure you followed all the right steps, getting a professional advice through industry professionals.
- Be accountable for your research, if you say it you should own it, before you criticize something be prepared to back up what you said.
Sources of information
- library, galleries and museums
- social media, teachers, specialist websites, classmates, google scholar
- Primary: Experience, the art work, place.
- Secondary source: something where somebody else has written about it. understanding how the viewers interprets the work compared to the primary source.
Domain names and URL
- .com, .govt, .edu, .org
- when doing research double check the resource and its reliability
- .comm is more commercial use
- .govt is useful or statistical information
- .edu is an educational resource, peer reviewed by another professional
- .org may have reliable information but also biased opinions.
What is plagiarism?
- copying another person’s work and claiming it as your own.
- Taking peoples work without permission.
- Taking peoples work and not referencing them and crediting them.
- Taking people work and putting it into your own work to avoid doing more work.
- Not changing or altering the original work in any way and using the original.
- repercussions could be monetary fines from the law, breaking the law, penalties could be needed to pay the author, content creator or artist.
- Civil lawsuit and commercial law: stealing a clients logo/ lettering used without much changing. Instead of calling police, lawyer was called. Cease and desist letters will be sent. Wont necessarily go to jail but you could have major financial implications.
- Damaged reputation as a student or practitioner
- In an academic context, if you plagiarize you may get lower grades and or fail. Can lead to an automatic D grade.
- Intellectual property: Idea for a new product and somebody else steals it.
- Music context: Use of Eminem’s music by the national party, a good example of a ‘copy’ of the song that was appropriated and didn’t use original or ask for permission from the record label.
- Video context: Sampling other people’s videos
- Intentional and unintentionally
- Is it appropriate to use other people’s music for example in an educational context without making money? What happens when using music on YouTube?
- Images being used without permission in a commercial context- rental agency and one-off photo shoots and not paying the artist,
- Technology- Samsung suing apple for technology and the entire design, Is plagiarism and innovation the same thing?
- Trademarking experiences e.g Harley Davidson and the sound of the bike, apple- the experience of opening the phone,
- Is it possible to say that you’re simply influenced? Grey areas, can you afford lawyers to defend your position? Challenges for a freelancer, and small business,
- Influence, inspiration, innovation,
- Why has the big corporations not perused Siliga Setoga? Popo hardwear.
- Context: Photography and painting. plagiarism of subject matter and composition.
- Context: Tattoos? Why is it appropriate for a tattooist to tattoo a simpsons character on someone and profit from it? Corporation may not pursue it because they may not see it?
- Who owns what? Purchasing fonts for web use, print only, web and print use. Being caught using outside of the conditions of use.What are the implications?
- Knowing theft of material or medium that is not your work. Ideas, music, products, art, digital.
- Using another persons work without crediting the original artist or creator.
- Literary, stealing someone’s words and failing to reference or use quotation marks.
- Making a profit off another’s work is a morally grey area and should be avoided.
- Properly quote and paraphrase what you are referencing
- Put watermarks on work to stop people from profiting from it.
- Use pieces or fragments of people’s work rather than replicate, duplicate, or copy.
- Take good notes from good sources so you remember where you got the information from.
- Use a website checker for plagiarism: Grammarly
- Citing the sources and recording where you got it from.
- Know your subject and be familiar with the disciplines or area of knowledge.
Implications of plagiarism
- Student and professional outcomes- workplace or freelance context could create a loss of income, morally not right, if an educational context damanaged reputation
- Professional context: people could pull out of the job, shunned away from larger jobs value, potential customers,
- Labels and perception of you might change, people might not trust you anymore
- Medical research: could lead to death.
- Original author may fight back legally to pursue monetary return.
- Taking a culture and claiming as your own
- Showing a culture in a good light or a negative light
- Someone from one culture wearing another persons culture
- Understanding the culture people creating work about it
- Wearing a native American war bonet to mardi gra without knowing what it means
- Getting a traditional maori tattoo because it looks cool and the meaning is not understood. Most tattooists know or don’t know.
- Inappropriate use.
- Is religious and cultural the same.
- Beliefs, value, cultural production
- Who owns it? A single person or a group of people?
- Issues of using cultural production in alternative context?
- Its all about perspective. What are the implications of misuse or representation?
- Insider and outside of the culture
- Tutanekai beers: didn’t do the research, had living ancestors, did the branding with māori contexts, the company tried to brand themselves as New Zealand / Maori, probably want to celebrate but didn’t speak to the iwi, design company and client working together to create the design, didn’t break any copyright but didn’t make them look unethical, misrepresentation,
- Warriors logo: face of a warrior, what do we need to know, curved tongue means submission, design audit of the branding and find out whether its any good, sign of strength, understanding the meaning.
- An idea, process, systems, object, digital, software, property, collective and individual property, that you’ve come up
- Owned collectively by the social group,
- Public domain:
- Taking photographs to use for an art work,
- Privacy rights,
- Creative commons- Your rights of ownership
Industries vulnerable to the above
- Intellectual property
- Music industry
Guest speakers week 4
- Concepts about photography:Documentary photography, images do not have fixed and stable meanings but instead, networks that reflect the complexity of subjects. 2) Photographs have powers to make the ruin beautiful, tragedy and beauty, things that deteriorate in life become even more beautiful in photograph, 3) Work should have an element of mystery so that the consumer can’t just consume it then move on. Creating problems that people can’t solve, 4) The nature of photography has the potential to have mixed network of meanings and narratives. When images are hash tagged under different names, and viewed in different contexts, they can create different interpretations, 5) Photographs are not complete accounts of history but instead, they are fragments.
- Projects:Publication 1: Capturing fragments of NZ history, Publication 2 (Awake): Curator of Auckland art gallery, 9 images selected in the gallery, seen by American curator, publication went to America to be included into the wake reading room (10×10 group) toured across 3 venues, photographic reading room, presentation and dissemination of work, Publication 3 (Carbon empire): one project but more like 3 projects: Interested in the changes of the city, Chosen subject matter: Things that stay the same and change, elvis sightings, documenting second hand shops in Christchurch, Documenting underground activity
- Contexts:Working in a series, have worked previously in a range of commercial contexts, education, Cultural credibility, teaching, working with a dealer gallery, sell images in the gallery, exhibition, applications to funding body’s, historical significance, external agencies, putting work out through publishers, private and public galleries, what a gallery wants to see is not just concept, but the work you’re making out of the contexts.
- Journey:1) If you learn how to design you will never need to find another job. Worked at a design firm in the beginning. Parallel design practice, landscape design, fine arts practice, 20 hours a week doing graphic design meant that he did not have to commercialise the fine arts and doing something non-creative to make money. Graphic design: studied, design house, illustrated, liked drawing, do something that had some meaning, commercial and noncommercial work, 2) Wasn’t so interested in graphic design anymore, always had a taste in gardening, studied masters in landscape. Back to fine arts and need for transferable skill, collaboration with specialised knowledge + specialist in plant knowledge, 3) Easy to become isolated in New Zealand, so studying enables you to be challenged about what you do and what you know- or don’t.
- Projects:1) Kakano Youth Arts Collective project: Co-design, public art, not hero based, interactive, collaborative, boards can be replaced with different artists, young artists can put their work in prominent places in Henderson, got the kids out to a print shop in Onehunga, partnered with phantom billstickers, worked supplying the resources, using art to engage with the community, involved pitching for funding, proposal, images, copy’s for councilors, presenting yourself professionally, 2) Piki toi project: Collaboration with Lifewise Trust, City mission, housing, engaging homeless people through art and enable them into a commercial enterprise, exhibition, self-sufficient, 3) Art week project: funding involved, puppet show in collaboration with students from performing and screen arts, collaboration with a Unitec staff member, 4) Changing lanes project: temporary artwork that refers to the past, example of using other peoples art work with permission and creating a new artwork and used in a new context, vinyl sticker, slip proof, 5) Rosebank road project: Selected a range of sites and over one week had pop up exhibitors, projects on the street, line drawing on illustrator, local fabricator of the artwork, mokohi engineering, laser machine, near the whau river and art work was stolen, 6) Collaboration: Small scale sculpture, assitance from Danny in the barns. Collaborated with a Chinese poet, theme was east meets west, exhibited at corbans estate, balsa wood sculpture and synthetic clay, 2 pot epoxies and painted, oil on canvas and linen and resin oils. Sharing the exhibition space and setup with another artist to offset some of the costs.
- Subject matter:New Zealand is a melting pot of cultures. Paul’s work features references to Islamic, Italy, and maori, European. Influence rather than copying. Each work may take three weeks to create.
Guest speakers week 5
Cris de Groot (Product design)
- What are the differences between art and design:Design is something practical, and Art is a feeling, expression? Design for print, screen, 2D, 3D Examples of practice could include but not be limited to fashion design, furniture design, packaging design,
- Art considerations:When making art you don’t have to make sure it’s safe, it works a million times in a row, everybody can ‘use it’, art might even be better that nobody knows or understands it,
- Design considerations:Working through the design process-Research, analysis, ideation, realization, Monetary risks, cost of making, producing large quantities, reputational risks if there is failure, consequences, investments, exporting, meeting labelling standards, electrical requirements, ergonomics, thinking about the functionality and aesthetics or the laws and rules of designing something, Materials research: Plywood but thinner than a piece of paper, Form follows function as a phrase, Function, application, usefulness first. Understanding how the manufacturing process works, laser cutting,
- Project 1- bottle design:Approached by a client to create a bottle design, following design constraints / parameters, bottles intended to be exported for a Chinese audience, 888mils lucky number, shape is influenced by the old Chinese ceramic that traders use to put food and liquor (researched), its coming somewhere and going something, telling a story about the product that has been migrated,
- Project 2- the gift:representations of New Zealand birds taken in ‘slice form’, involved researching and went around to gift shops and souvenir shops, created several cardboard versions first, needed to integrate the idea of sustainability, wood was sourced from Australia called hoop pine, glues contain no volatile ingredients, the wood became quite expressive and eventually started looking at using bamboo, start learning about the optimal thing that people will pick up and buy, people started emulating the sculpture idea, dyna-cut, gone from black and white to something that was quite bubbly, what the people actually want, colorful, easy, and cheap rather than what the designer wants, 1.5mm board (back of a visual diary) and sticker on each side, learning the manufacturing process, learning from the assemblers, binders, you discover what you can and cannot do, Responding to the price point / production cost / retail. Went around to different factories: East Tamaki, Manukau, and overhung. There’s a place that does spin casting. Key ring, kea pulls things apart, how will you present the products in the store, point of sale display stand, refining the process / product over time.
- Project 3- Origami project:Decided to ignore the demands of the consumer to create the origami project. Kiwi, Pukeko, fantail, using 3d CAD, A huge number of prototypes before final design is created. Design solution focused.
- Project 4- Key chain:With the tool for the key chain is made of spin cast metal, consideration of material science, what material is appropriate and using this or something else? Knowing these things will inform the cost, durability, sustainability, outdoors, indoors, create off-gas, weight, Part of the brand of the company was made in New Zealand. What is your philosophy, keeping the cash flow, quality control every batch, and learning about how these things are made? Business perspective: making overseas might always be cheaper, Supply and demand; How do you know how much you need to make? Talking to people, time management: how do you juggle all the different projects at the same time? Project management skill and capability. Be able to anticipate,
Reece King (Painting)
- After completing his degree, he set up a studio space at Corbans Estate Art Centre.
- Chose not to work and use his time to expand his practice.
- Applied for every opportunity, exhibitions, solo shows, curation, technician,
- Began volunteering which enabled a foot in the door, technician work at pah homestead. This eventually led to full time technician, and curation role at Pah Homestead. Responsible to audit the collection at Pah Homestead, and was paid to learn the history of art in nz one art work at a time, if you want to be involved in the conversation you need to learn the history, James Wallace art trust has over 9000 works.
- Participation in exhibitions, while working at PHS, also started collaborating with others. Challenges of collaborating is difficult as it can become watered down, a lot of tension, finding ways to navigate the conversations, upper management always wants to add their 2 cents,
- Mid 2016 curated a painting programme exhibition with students from the BDVA 1996-2016 also made a publication, with 27 artists including ex tutors,
- Saved up to have a larger exhibition at Malcolm smith gallery. There is not enough money in the sector, and a lot of galleries are closing down,
- Self-employed and committing to 2 days to the art gallery. Also participated at an event called Splore, knowing people, doing a good job, helped to run state gallery, Shared studio space (205), currently studying his masters, solo show at Gallery 9 and also at CoCA in Christchurch
- How many galleries are you represented by?
- What does being a curator involve?
Atarangi Anderson (Fashion designer / project curator)
- Inky cat (clothing label) and project management
- Brand is about ethical fashion. Fashion show in the last year, utilizing reducing textile waste
- Scholarship: Applied for a scholarship at Unitec and awarded the scholarship, became a Kickstarter to being an entrepreneur and support for living allowance, business mentor, and hold a space at Unitec, first year out of university is your hardest year, the scholarship helped to cushion the introduction into the industry, the funds helped to set up a pop store, worked on the winter collection,
- Studio 1:Had an exhibition, also had a space, created an all-female collective of females, zine artists, photographers, artists, tattoo artists, also used it as a soft launch for the fashion collection, little events out of the space, having events to draw them in to sell stuff, Studio 1, and spoke to the space, let them have a fashion show,
- Post scholarship:Worked as an in-house graphic designer, didn’t know the rights as an employee, unsure how to quit, asked to do impossible tasks in the workplace, learning to stand up for yourself in a working environment, learning from your bad experiences,
- St Kevin’s Arcade Markets:Connected with the owner of the arcade and was offered to have the center of the space for free, improve foot traffic, at the beginning it was only a couple of her friends once a week selling their stuff but now its 16 stall owners, had to write out terms and conditions for using the space, approaching people to do things in the market, organising dj’s music, store holders were making $100-$200, thinking about alternative ways to make an income, learning how to create benefits for St Kevin’s arcade, don’t be afraid to ask and talk to people, market is now once a month, advice: get involved, talk to people, meet people, and network, You can’t do things alone, get people you trust, return the favor give and take, build relationships and network,
- Wedding dresses:Started making wedding dresses on the side using recycled materials sourced from antique stores, working with a client, client can also go through the fabric and see what is appropriate for their needs, process of making involved blending the vision between client and artist, the work is co-constructed,
- Pounamu jewelry:Employed a staff member to make as there was a high demand, sells the jewelry in retail stores, market / stalls, and on her Instagram page, mainly necklaces and earrings, Bread and butter is mainly the necklaces, dresses, and earrings, recommendation to start smaller and don’t make massive runs of things
- Auckland council:current role is also a community events coordinator.
Infographic on personal practice
Infographic on commercial practice
Infographic on community practice