You may already know Toyin Odutola from her excellent tumblr, but you haven’t received her most excellent Art Assignment just yet: Episode 3 – Toyin Odutola: Intimate, Indispensable GIF
1. Think of something intimate that is indispensable to you. (It doesn’t have to be a body part. It can be an object, place, memory, anything.)
2. Depict it in the form of a GIF. You don’t have to make drawings—you can use photographs, make a sculpture, or whatever you like.
3. Upload and share it online using whatever social media platforms you prefer, being sure to tag it with #theartassignment so we can find it.
4. Fame and glory. (Your response might be included in a future episode.)
Find and follow Toyin online: @obia_thethird, toyinodutola.com
and learn more about her work here: http://www.jackshainman.com/artists/toyin-odutola/
Toyin’s assignment is so great, and there have been so many wonderful responses, but I’m still struggling to make one of my own.
What is really indispensable but also intimate to me? It’s such a big and important question. Toyin’s answer is beautiful. I’m still thinking through mine.
What exactly is Consciousness? Well… that’s kind of a gray area. In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank gives you the basic ideas of what Consciousness is, how our attention works, and why we shouldn’t text and drive… ever… no, really, NEVER!
Today’s video is very different from usual. One of my favorite things about Vlogbrothers is not having any set format so we can occasionally jump out of our normal boxes and try something completely new.
I really enjoyed making this video, I hope you enjoy watching it.
What a great video. Gosh, Hank is so much better at making videos than I am.
In which John Green teaches you MORE about Bill Shakespeare’s Hamlet. John talks about gender roles in Hamlet, and what kind of power and agency Ophelia and Gertrude had, if they had any at all (spoiler alert: we think they did). You’ll also learn about regicide, Ophelia’s flowers, and Hamlet’s potential motivations. Also, Oedipus comes up again, but we don’t buy it.
What Is Consent?
Toyin’s Art Assignment is JUST AS GIF HAPPY AS YOU ARE, TUMBLR!
She wants you to create a GIF that depicts something intimate and indispensable to you. You can use drawing (as Toyin does) or painting or photographs or video or whatever you want, but that’s the assignment.
If you participate in the assignment, use the tag theartassignment so we see your stuff. Thanks to Toyin, who is a brilliant artist, for this excellent and tumblrtastic assignment.
Check out this STAKEOUT by Jeffrey Lanzini. Would you have taken the book?
So amazing to see all these art assignments coming in. New episode tomorrow and it’s a tumblriffic assignment.
Someone anonymously sent me this ridiculously beautiful video they’d made mashing up Troye Sivan’s amazing song “The Fault in Our Stars” with the movie trailer. I have seen the trailer like two hundred times and heard the song probably a thousand, BUT I STILL CRIED.
p.s. Gentle reminder that if you make stuff like this you do not have to send me large files anonymously; you can submit to the official TFIOS movie tumblr.
Watch some early responses to The Art Assignment Episode 1: Meet in the Middle!
Thanks to all of you who have posted responses! These are not ALL of the responses, and we encourage you to continue meeting in the middle and posting your responses with #theartassignment. There are many more great ones than are excerpted here (!), and we encourage you to follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram to continue seeing interesting responses.
It is true. We have an Instagram: http://instagram.com/theartassignment
Look in the description of the video in Youtube to see a list of links to the videos included in the montage.
The Art Assignment inspires people around the world to meet in the middle. So many awesome videos and selfies!
Many nerdfighters have asked for some historical and political context to help understand the crisis in Ukraine. I gave a go at an introduction in this video. For actual news, I’m following the BBC’s Ukraine Crisis hub.
EDIT: Of course I messed up east and west. Of course. Because I always do. Is there a real disease wherein people literally cannot imagine directions or maps? If so, I have it.
My best friend Chris and I go to rather extreme lengths to meet in the middle for this week’s vlogbrothers video.
- Pick a friend.
- Determine the exact midpoint between the two of you. You can use http://geomidpoint.com to help you out.
- Agree to meet there at a certain time.
- Once making the agreement, don’t communicate until you meet in the middle!
- Document the meeting and share it if you want on YouTube, twitter, tumblr, whatever with the hashtag #theartassignment.
Join The Art Assignment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9lpMFPEj58
Thanks to my friend Chris for being in the video! You can follow him on twitter: https://twitter.com/wategi