This week’s art experience was centered on Snapchat. I connected with fellow classmates and shared my own pics/drawings.
*WARNING* RANT: Personally, I dislike Snapchat. I think the app is buggy and slow even with the new iPhones. Stories and snaps take forever to load and by the time they do, I’ve already closed out of the app because I lost interest. The interface is horrible. Swiping to navigate from page to page sucks, and it it’s poorly implemented. I’m an app developer honestly think this app has grown into a laggy, frankenstein of an app that just gets worse as new useless features are added. I love the concept but the app just doesn’t feel right when I use it.
For this first image, I really tried to capture what Snapchat means to me. Since I think Snapchat is childish and stupid, I tried to capture that. I always remember playing ‘carpet is lava’ as a kid while jumping around from couch to couch and throwing down pillows to make a bridge. Here is my visualization of it at the university level. As much hate as I’ve thrown at Snapchat so far, I actually enjoyed drawing this picture.
For my second picture, I decided to tell something about myself by showing my love for snowboarding. While packing for Mammoth, I just snapped a picture of my board and added an emoji and colorful lines. I outlined LIB TECH because Lib Tech is awesome. I chose that emoji to show how excited I am, thinking about riding it this weekend. The lines around it radiate positive energy and success for my races this weekend for the CSULB snowboard team.
Overall, I think the snapchat experience was positive. I enjoyed looking as other classmates’ stories and posting my own.
In response to the question posted, yes I do think Snapchat, shares qualities with Matisse and Picasso and the book I Send You this Cadmium Red. I think the dialogue in both forms share the same mediums. Snapchat just makes it way quicker and takes less effort, so less though goes into responding to each other.