Tuesday, March 31, 2009
When I was looking into choosing my sport, I decided to go back through my history of track and field and choose these four events that deal with gravity in every sense. These colors I choose were to keep the sense of season with the warmness to them and give a historic feel. I still looking for non pixel photos mainly for the back cover because I want that to be part of the unity. One of the small detail I put towards these book covers was the different shoe types that have to be used in these different events. Overall I am trying to keep an unity between all of them. Let see how things go.
Monday, March 30, 2009
*Camping into a Wild Adventure
Through the Adventures of Camping
Camping: Facing Through the Economy
Camping: Facing Through the Environment
Camping: Facing Through History
*Camping: Breaking History
*Lodging into History
Reporting to Culture
*Camping Through Time
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
|*Most of this information will be shorter in terms, but will make sense to a young child! |
Adaptations for Seasons of Food Scarcity
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- A stocky body for carrying fat and minimizing heat loss in winter
- Ability to grow dense insulating fur
- Ability to accumulate excess fat when food is available and remain healthy doing so
- Ability to reduce their metabolism (hibernate) in seasons of scarcity.
- Ability to mate when food is scarce in late spring and early summer, delay implantation of the blastocyst until November, give birth in the den in mid-winter, and in many ways arrange their annual life cycle of behavior and physiology to maximize efficiency of feeding during the time of year when food is most available.
Hearing: Exceeds human frequency ranges and is probably twice the sensitivity.
Smelling: Smelling ability extremely good. Limits untested. Their nasal mucosa area is about 100 times larger than in humans.
Intelligence: One of the more intelligent mammals. Navigation ability superior to humans. Excellent long-term memory. Can generalize to the simple concept level. Large brain compared to body size.
Swimming Ability: Can swim at least 1.5 miles in fresh water. One swam more than 9 miles in the Gulf of Mexico. Speed and distance limits untested. Can swim to island campsites.
The bear on the left is a medium-sized male reaching for the backpack is taller than most female black bears. He stands about 6 feet to the tip of his up-stretched nose and is reaching to maybe 7 feet. Adult bears are not good at vertical jumping, so anything above 7 ½ feet would be out of reach for this bear and most bears. The huge wild male on the right with the 6-foot researcher is about as large a black bear as a person could hope to see. At 876 pounds, he is only 4 pounds short of the world record for a wild bear. He could not reach above 9 feet. The U.S. Forest Service recommends hanging food above 10 feet, which undoubtedly will put food beyond the reach of any black bear.
|Spray more effective than guns against bears: study|
Despite doubts among hikers and campers, you're better off with an eight-ounce can of bear spray than a gun, according to 20 years of data (Smith et al., 2008).
Canadian and U.S. researchers announced Wednesday that the spray stopped aggressive bear behavior in 92 per cent of the cases they investigated, whether the behavior was an attack or merely rummaging for food.
Guns were effective only 67 per cent of the time because shooting accurately during a grizzly charge is difficult, and it takes an average of four hits to kill a charging grizzly bear.
Most of the incidents involved grizzlies. The remainder involved black bears and polar bears.
The research dealt with concerns that wind can interfere with accuracy and can blow the spray back on the user. In 71 incidents studied, wind interfered with accuracy 5 times, caused minor irritation to the user 10 times, and caused near incapacitation twice. The spray was used at an average distance of 12 feet.
There were no reports of the spray malfunctioning unless one considers 11 additional incidents where it was applied to objects like tents. When used in that way, the spray attracts bears to roll in it.
Smith et al. concluded that bear spray is an effective alternative to lethal force.
How to survive a lightning storm on a mountainside
1. recognize the signs of an approaching storm
2.break away from group, if your in a group
3. remove any jewelry or metal on your body.
4. seek a dry, safe shelter
5.seperate yourself from ground
6. make yourself as small a target as possible
7. After the storm passes, assess whether anyone in your group has been hit, if you are in a group
SHOCK-ABSORBING HIKING STICKS
-with 2 sticks, 250 tons of pressure is transferred from the back, knees, and legs to the arms, if the hike is up to 8 hours.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
I decided to use these colors for representing my theme as a whole because they hold the meanings I would like my icons to come across. I had some problems choosing my final colors based on the darker color, it was between this brown and a pine green, but over all the brown gave the icons more meaning of camping style. Hopefully, I pulled it off.
During this process, I learned how different colors can be conveyed in many was just by the other colors being close. Also the factor of when adding a highlight it can convey a 2D or 3D movement in the icon. I tried to keep that as a factor of what icon would get dimension. Those icons that have a 3D factor would be bear, sleeping bag, bandaid, and backpack. The 2D icons would be the tree, rain cloud, and fire. The way I choose these to be classified is based off of man made vs. natural made object.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
yellow- happy, one son, playful, bright, sunlight, joy, happiness, earth, optimism, intelligence, idealism, wealth (gold), summer, hope, air
red- fiery, bold, passion, strength, energy, fire, excitement, speed, heat, arrogance, ambition, leadership, masculinity, power, danger, gaudiness, blood, aggression, summer, autumn
green-great intelligence, nature, spring, fertility, youth, environment, wealth, money, grass, aggression, coldness, jealousy, greed, renewal, natural abundance, growth, health, August, balance, harmony, stability, calming
brown- calm, boldness, depth, natural organisms, nature, richness, rustic, stability, tradition, dirt, feces, dullness, filth, heaviness, poverty, roughness, earth, down-to-earth
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
One of the ideas I was wanting to do the entire time was to have fun, but somehow it went the other way at the beginning. Then as we wrapped up the making of the weather and starting to apply them to a news station, it began to get better again. When we were applying to the applications, I kept the weather playful with the color of the NBC logo, so I could enjoy the project a bit more. Overall the words I choose (cloud, lightning, rain, drought), I tried keeping them through the precipitation cycle and should come across that when you watch the television interstitial.
What were the challenges in creating expressive compositions that fit together formally, but expressed their individual phenomena dramatically?
The challenges in creating expressive compositions the fit was getting the type to be legible and still represent the word to a liking. One of my main approaches was to adjust each type in a logical placing and then photography each word with a slow shutter to get a equal tonally through out, but the only word I had the most trouble positioning was cloud because it was the one with more tonally then the rest and the type wasn't working as a whole. With each weather word, I expressed the words but positioning them in the manner of how they would happen and feel to the eye as sense of direction.
What were the challenges in applying the compositions to the applications?
The challenges I had applying to the applications was feathering because it didn't work in my liking and idea I was going for, but I think that is because I didn't really know how to apply it the image itself. Other than that, when I working in Flash, I had the trouble of trying to get the speed to be slow enough but fast enough to be in the time allowed. My first attempt to my flash was rough, but then going in to revise was then easier the second time because I was able to refine each moment.
What defines the "system" across your applications?
My system across my application was approached by the colors of the NBC logo, the channel number tilted, and at least a word or tag line is the same color.
How did you balance the hierarchy of elements?
The way I was to able to create hierarchy was adding color to my type and also size of type of the application. I used a line of color to help separate and refine the hierarchy as well.