Due Midnight, Monday, 4 September 2017. Submit your statement as a response to this post. If you can’t submit a response, email me your statement at jtownsen@andrew and let me know you are having problems with the blog.
Work with your partner(s) to write a three or four paragraph artist’s statement about you, what you like, and what you’ve done. Include your experience with electronics projects, art projects, or activities outside your major that reflect who you are as a person.
A good guide to writing statements.
Here’s a one-paragraph statement I use on my resume:
“I am a designer, maker, and arts-engineer, with a professional interest in using, designing and evangelizing new tools for creativity. I have more than 20 years’ experience developing projects with DIY technologies and other arts-engineering workflows, including software development, electronics design, computer-aided design, and digital fabrication. For the past eight years, I have directed a small consultancy in Pittsburgh, Functional Prototype, which creates proof-of-concept models, working prototypes, and customized physical interaction devices. My personal and professional projects range from industrial design products and open-source software to art-cars and music performance. I run a clean, well-organized studio; I have a very healthy respect for safety; and I love to empower people by teaching them how to create their own circuits, software, clothing, and costuming accessories.”