Wednesday, April 23, 2014

RIC Event #3

On Friday, April 11th I attended the Open Books, Open Minds Pym Conference from 12-2:45 in the afternoon. They discussed many different topics, symbols, ideologies, and stereotypes in Pym for example racism and LGBTQ. They also discussed understanding the significance of the book. We got free food too.

RIC Event #2

On Wednesday, April 2nd I attended a presentation by Chris Herren which took place in Roberts Hall Auditorium at 8 at night. He discussed his story and his struggles dealing with substance abuse and how hard it was for him to overcome his addictions. It was really inspirational.

RIC Event #1

On Saturday, February 15th I attended the RIIL High School Gymnastics State Meet held at RIC in the Murray Center from 11am to 4pm.

Friday, March 28, 2014

2 more citations

Efroymson, J. (2013). Pay Stub Parking Plan. University Business, 16(4), 20-21.
Ezarik, M. (2006). PARKING: A Lot to Look At. University Business, 9(12), 58-62.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Two Citations

McClure, A., & Horan, K. (n.d.). Go With the Flow: Campus Traffic and Parking Solutions. University Business Magazine. Retrieved March 24, 2014, from

Polichetti, B. (2014, March 25). LOCAL NEWS. Rhode Island drivers, cities battle potholes as winter weather takes its toll. Retrieved March 25, 2014, from

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Family Photo

This photo shows my family together in a restaurant this January for my mom's birthday. Shown directly in this picture is my mom, my dad, my brother, and me. The picture is dark and not filled with a lot of colors because the lights in the restaurant were very low. The clothing we are wearing is not bright either and sort of dark colors like black, gray, and blue. You can see our accessories such as earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. In the background you can see three other people who were friends and family members of my mom. You can also see details of the restaurant in the background. The wooden walls and decorations hanging from the ceiling along with tiny lights. You can also see objects such as chairs, tables, glasses, and wine bottles in the background. Outside of this photo, or things the eye can't see are other family members and friends. There is food, plates, glasses, and silverware also not pictured. Cake and presents were also behind the person taking the picture, who is also not shown. To me, this photo shows happiness and good times. It shows how close I am with my family and how I enjoy spending time with them. 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Still Life

Let Me In
Soft, Fluffy
Sitting, Watching, Guarding
Rejecting, Confident, Blurry, Transparent
Standing, Waiting, Wishing
Cold, Lonely

Friday, January 31, 2014

How do you see yourself?

How does perspective change the way you "see" yourself? 
Bird's eye view:

Worm's eye view:

The two perspectives that I chose to see myself in was a bird's eye view and a worm's eye view. These are two very different perspectives that can show a different mood and show different emotions. From a bird's eye view you can see my hair, face, facial expression, and what I am wearing. You can tell how I am feeling. By the look on my face, and the way that I am sitting you can see that I was feeling kind of awkward. This photo shows that I don't really enjoy getting my picture taken. 
From a worm's eye view, one can see me at a different angle. The only thing that is shown is my clothing. By looking at this picture, one can see how I dress and the type of clothing that I wear. My facial expression and the way that I am feeling is not portrayed in the photo. The mood and idea of this photo is mysterious because it is not shown how I feel, and it can make someone wonder what I am thinking without my face in the picture. 
By looking at me through these two different perspectives one can see different things and feelings. I chose  these two pictures because it shows that by looking at someone from different perspectives and angles you can't really see everything about someone.
This is me testing blogging from my email...

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Assignment #2

Olympia- Edouard Manet
Together as a class we analyzed two paintings. One of the paintings being Olympia by Edouard Manet. The paining is of a woman lying on a bed surrounded by pillows and blankets. Next to her, is a servant handing her flowers. While looking at this piece we had to describe what we first saw when looking at the picture, what feelings we received by looking at it, what grabbed our attention, and what conclusions we had about the painting. In my opinion, this painting is portraying upper class superiority and the power and control the rich had over the poor.
The first thing I noticed while looking at this painting was a naked white woman lying on what appears to be a bed. Underneath her are two pillows and some blankets. She is accessorized; wearing a bracelet, a necklace/ribbon, heels, and a bright pink flower in her hair. By her side is a darker skinned woman who appears to be a servant and is holding her flowers. At the foot of the bed is a black cat. These are all symbols of upper class superiority. The fact that the woman is lying naked on a bed gives a sense of power. The fact that the naked woman has accessories and a cat at the foot of her bed is a symbol of wealth. She also has a servant who is giving her flowers while she is lying in bed, which is another symbol of her wealth.
The woman who is lying on the bed has an expression on her face as if she is looking over you. She looks cocky as if she knows that she is in power. She is not acknowledging the fact that there is a servant next to her giving her flowers. She seems like she thinks that she is higher and better than her servant. This to me, is another example of upper class superiority and the power and control that this rich woman has over her poor servant.
In my own view, the painting Olympia by Edouard Manet is a clear example of the power and control that the upper class had over those who were poor.  The naked white woman on the bed represents the rich,who look above people such as the servant who was poor.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Assignment #1

How do you use online photography?

Online photography is something I use all the time and I have for years. I use online photos to show me, my friendships and relationships, vacations, school, sports, and other activities. All of the photo's that I post online are usually through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. My facebook and my instagram accounts are both private so I post more on those websites. My twitter account is public so pretty much anyone can see what I am posting so I don't post much about myself. I try to stay away from posting photos with personal information because I don't know everyone that I am friends with on most of my social media websites.

My Instagram