Julie Toomey, Jillian Jones, Lizzie Moore

Julie Toomey, Jillian Jones, Lizzie Moore
AS285: Lens Art

For this piece we worked in a collaboration for a stop motion project. This video is in reference to Plato’s Cave. We used Adobe Illustrator and a Wacom drawing tablet to bring Blobert, the main character, alive. Like the Allegory of the Cave, Blobert was trapped inside a “one perspective of life” by being trapped inside a laptop screen. We opened his perspective by setting him free to the real world.

Elizabeth Tipton

Elizabeth Tipton
A-S285: Lens Art

This brief stop motion film explores the idea of perception versus reality. The way we perceive the world is skewed by our surroundings and our preconceived notions of the way we assume things should happen. “Occipital Switch” takes a whimsical look at seeing with no boundaries. By altering your view and state of mind, you can see the universe in ways that once seemed impossible.

Lydia Emeric

Lydia Emeric
A-S 285 Lens Arts

For this piece, I wanted to relay the feelings I feel about society, and the growing problem that other people are feeling as well. There used to be a time when humans were more connected and invested in one other. There used to be a time when people really knew you even if you did not want them to. Through the growth of technology and the change of society’s value, a disconnection between people has arisen. It is easy when you have your friend on all the social media sites there are and to see them from day to day. You begin to think you know them and assume what their life is like. Then there is the problem of the nonchalant attitude that has become increasingly more popular. People think bailing on others is alright or do not really try to stay connected with their friends. Many people are dissatisfied with having only surface level relationships with others. With this video, I people to think about who they value in their life and if they have made an effort to be a part of those lives they cherish. The people closest to you might actually be the ones you are hardly see at all.

Matt Whattam, Jaren Arena, Kelly Finnell

Matt Whattam, Jaren Arena, Kelly Finnell
A-S 285: Lens Art

This work is one man’s journey to find meaning and truth. It is a Thoreauian quest to move away from the modern world and return to whence we came, the natural world. It is a critique of our dependence on modern technology and a cry to return to our roots. This work was inspired by Plato’s ‘Allegory of the Cave’ as well as the stop motion work of Kirsten Lepore.