Tuesday, 5 October 2010

metamorphosis essay

i've just been sitting here thinking about what i could do for my essay. now what i like about the thought of metamorphosis is the evolution and change in skeletal structure.

how does the use of metamorphosis of humans into animals change emotion of the audience?

how has the development of metamorphosis in film, games, art and myth been used to change the way we see that item?

how does the use of metamorphosis scare the audience?

these are some questions i have been thinking about, i dont rele know what question to pick, if not any of them. I'm waiting for an epiphany.


  1. Anatomy: Interim Online Review 05/10/2010

    Hey Chris,

    What’s encouraging about your blog is your willingness to go ‘off-road’ and engage in independent research; for instance, the idea of the ‘were-hyena’ and your joining of cultural dots that lead you to Cerberus and the concept of a three-headed portrait. All of this is good, because it suggests a degree of independence – and independence and self-directed research is absolutely key to long-term success at degree level (and on this degree programme especially). More generally, I’m slightly disappointed by the amount of work on show here; by now, I’d expect to see a much deeper visual investigation of comparative anatomies and a greater emphasis on research. Very soon, your work load is going to double, then treble. If you’re wasting time and opportunities to make work and engage in research, don’t. Fulfill your potential from the outset.

    A reminder that this is a ‘self-portrait’ too. I will be looking for students to demonstrate a sensitivity for the ‘rules’ of their transformation; please take a look at the most recent ‘Post with the Most’ for some good examples of students who are working hard to maintain a likeness or semblance of themselves.


    No essay question/research posted? (At time of review – I’ll respond to essay post later). Don’t procrastinate. Let me know what you’re planning to write on; put it in a post ‘for my attention’.

    I suggest you rethink your blog template; get rid of the Youtube video bar – it’s a distraction from your work; also, while I absolutely encourage students to develop their own ‘visual brand’ on their blogs, I’d suggest the ‘waveform’ is a distraction too; your work seems ‘less important’ visually and you need to address this. You want to watch the formatting of your posts too Also, please avoid ‘text speak’ in your reviews – ‘u’ for ‘you’ – (and even more so in your written assignments). Sorry to sound so deeply old-fashioned, but employers WILL judge you on your writing, grammar and spelling. No one will take you seriously if you write like a fourteen year old! Take the time to get it right. You’re a degree student now – it means something.

  2. For a great example of what a good creative blog can look like – both in terms of general presentation, formatting and content (i.e. lots!), take a look at Leo Tsang’s unit 1 blog. Leo is a second year now, and always scored very highly in terms of his creative development; the reason for this should be clear. Copy-paste this link and browse backwards through the older posts; this is what a degree level creative development blog can – and should – look like:


    A general reminder that, alongside everything else you need to have ready for crit day, you also need to submit an offline archive of your creative development blog. There is a way of exporting your blog as PDF via Blogger – which would be ideal for this purpose. Incase you missed the original post, Alan gives details here:


    And finally – now is the time to return to the brief; time and again, students fail to submit what they’ve been asked to produce – and how; usually because they haven’t looked properly at the brief, or haven’t done so since week one. Trust me on this; just take a few minutes with a highlighter pen to identify what is required, when, and how. Remember – non-submissions are dumb!

  3. Thank you for the comments, I'm sorry i have disapointed you with the workload. I'll be honest i'm not managing my time correctly as of the moment! The text typing is a habbit, i'm probably writing a text message as i'm writing the review, obviously a huge distraction and i'll work on it.
    I know the information about my essay is not up here and i'll be totally honest I have been wanting to forget about it, writing is seriously not my strong point; as proven! I have found it a little difficult to get into the feeling of this project. I promise to work it out as quickly as I can, starting with this critism ( obviously always welcome, its needed for my improvement )