Wk15 – Classmate Conversation-Justin Marquez

My final classmate conversation this semester was with Justin Marquez. Justin is from Glendale, CA and he is currently living in the student dorms on campus. This is his first year at CSULB and he is majoring in Computer Engineering. During his free time Justin enjoys playing video games and playing basketball. During weekends Justin goes back home to visit his family and work at his part time job at a movie theater.


Here is a link to Justin’s website for more info:







Wk14- Art Experience – Sketching in the Garden

Sketching in the Japanese garden was a really relaxing and fun experience. The day was nice and  sunny making an outdoor activity like this all the more pleasant. My Drawing skills are not that fantastic but I tried to sketch and not use my eraser. I really had fun just sitting and drawing and I like how my sketches turned out in the end. I had a difficult time with the abstract portion of the assignment

Wk 12-Student Conversation-Crysta Tim

Crysta is currently majoring in Graphic Design but she plans on switching to English. She was talked into Graphic Design by her dad but after trying it she decided she would enjoy switching over to English. Crysta enjoys reading and writing. Her favorite genres are fantasy fiction and poetry so it was not a surprise when she told me her favorite authors are J.K Rowling and Ellen Hopkins. Crysta explained to me that Ellen Hopkins writes poetry but they come in a novel format. Her favorite color is red and her favorite food is raspberry cheesecake. Crysta loves animals and for a fun fact she told me she was named after a character in the animated film Fern Gully.




Wk 11 – Art Experience – Turning Pages


Ephemeral experiences like the turning of pages can be documented through photograph, film and writing. Using these media you can show the emotion related with the experience to the reader or viewer so the will have an accurate account of the experience.

I believe that the style of the words or pictures definitely effects the experience that is related to the audience.From the angle of the video or photograph to the filter used on the image has a effect on the audiences experience. The experience of the writer and the format of the words will also effect the experience of the audience.  An experience written by Shakespeare will be different with on written by E.L James for example.

Film would also work for documenting experiences. Film would be able to show the atmosphere and emotion of the experience. It would be the best thing if you could not experience something live.

I do think the act of trying to document an experience takes you out of the experience. Lets say if you are trying to document a activity you will be experiencing the activity through a the camera. You would be more focusing on getting a nice shot, and you would not focus on the actual experience you are trying to document.

They where different because in the library I was focused on the actual activity of reading books and experiencing everything that went with it. In the bookstore I was more focused on pictures then actually experiencing the bookstore.

I thought this activity was a real interesting experiment dealing with documentation and experience. I gained insight into myself that I experience less when I focus on documenting  an experience. I know if I truly want to experience something I need to really be focused on that activity and not on documenting.

I gained insight on the fact that the nature of spaces change as demand dictates and people think its troublesome to use a space for something then its designated purpose. The library has spaces dedicated for computers and when we tried to use it for reading since it is a library someone tried to get us to leave.


Wk 10 – Classmate Conversation – Elizabeth Moledo


This week I got a chance to talk to Elizabeth for my classmate conversation. Elizabeth is currently a freshman majoring in fashion merchandise. She picked fashion as a major because she loves everything about fashion , clothes and shopping. Her favorite color is pink but she told me that is is probably not the shade that I was thinking of. She really loves to eat sushi but she does not like salmon. She told me that salmon seems to always be slimy when it is served. Her favorite movie is “Finding Nemo” ans she is very excited that the sequel will be releasing soon. Elizabeth also loves outdoor activities like going to the beach and snowboarding.



Wk 9 – Classmate Conversation – Kyle Shishido



My classmate interview was with Kyle Shishido. Kyle is a currently a freshman but with his AP credits he is listed as a sophomore. Kyle originally though about majoring and Bio but after careful consideration he decided on Film. He told me that he wanted to major in something that he would and enjoy.  Kyle loves movies and playing video games. His favorite video game right now is Bloodborne and he really enjoyed The Revenant with Leonardo Dicaprio.






Mr. Darhk

I havent had a name in a long time, but the people here on Moonbase Alpha call me Mr. Darhk so that will do for now. Theres nothing that happens in the seedy underbelly of this place that I don’t know about. I may not always be the cause like they think, but that never stops me from using the situation to futher my plans.



She was one string I regretfully had to pull. But Margret and that dog are going to do big things on Moonbase Alpha.



As long as Sailor follows the instructions i gave, everything should go as planned.



I have been keeping an eye on Evangeline. Maybe you can keep tabs on her for me and see what sha has been upto.




Wk 8-Art Experience -Automatic Drawing


This art experience was very fun. IA friend helped me with this art experience and it was hard for us to stop laughing. I  like our finished product and I am glad we choose to use two separate colors in our drawing. I liked this assignment because when I think of automatic drawing i think about communication with ghost and spirits and that perked up the fun factor. I think I may have even captured a ghost in one of my pictures. Presently i don’t know how I feel about that.