Arsifa Deliyana


Week 14 ICT New Media

Game Development Progress

Week 13 ICT New Media

Game Building

DeShire Hairdressing Game Concept

In this week, I make a concept for building my game based on the website and mobile application I made before. The topic is Deshire Hairdressing Game. Background of the chosen topic is to offer more interactivity in the game which includes: hairstyling and dressing (clothes and apparels) related to my website and mobile app.
Based on the target audience, the theme I picked is girly fashion in contemporary style. I plan to make the clothes and apparel fit to the four main scene:

  1. 14 December, Laura is having birthday party in her house
  2. 21 December, Laura attends wedding party in Java, Indonesia
  3. 25 December, Laura celebrates Xmas in Singapore
  4. 31 December, Laura hangs out for New Year in Japan

The logic game will make the player to hairdressing Laura based on the date. The more match the dress the higher points player will get. For perfect dress, player will get 100 points. After pass the level, the player will be levelling up and unlock the locked items. Besides, the player can get extra 25 points for sharing its result to social media.

Week 13 Video Diaries III

Revising the Concept, Storyline, Storyboard & Video Elements of Pleonastic



Video Compositing (Real – Real): Opening Scene of Confessions of a Shopaholic

->To be continued…


Week 11 Visual Semiotics & Photography

Objectivity and Subjectivity of Photography

Photography has been debated either as works of art or scientific theories. The notion of photography is questioned whether it is objective or subjective, fact or opinion. Essentially, photography is an objective medium in the hands of wholly subjective beings, hence it is symbolic nature. The photograph presents various forms, perspectives, and relationships in space. Several photographic luminaries have stood up photography’s objectivity in opposing the idea of photography is subjective.

As the construction of reality, photography defined as truthful evidence. Objective photography not influenced by personal feelings, interpretations or prejudice. It based on facts and unbiased from objective opinion. The objective itself must based on the senses – can be heard, smelled, tasted, touched or seen. As the avant-garde artist, photographer, and Bauhaus innovator, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy said, the photographic camera has the most reliable aid to a beginning of objective vision. Everyone will be compelled to see that which is optically true, is explicable in its own terms, is objective, before viewer can arrive at any possible subjective position. In short, the aggregate objectivity is furnished by camera.

In contrary, the other school of thought persists photography as subjective work. According to Brassai, the personality of photographer affects the perspective of photograph. “What is extraordinary is that, despite this submission and abnegation, the personality of the photographer shines through all the obstacles. In the end, images convey personality just as strongly as in a drawing.” (Brassai, quoted in Paul Hill and Thomas Cooper, Dialogue with Photography, New York: Aperture, 1982, pp. 40-41.)

A photograph recording reality will not produce the original reality, even as most similar reflection. Therefore, the concept of ‘reality’ must be categorized as part of separate reality to get better understanding of the photo itself. Based on photographic process, photo shoot always passes through three realities: 1. the object being photographed; 2. the object image results; and 3. the object image results being edited by software, e.g Photoshop. This process involves the subjectivity from the first process. Thus, photography cannot be said as objective or subjective works, barring to the particular context.

Week 10 Visual Semiotics & Photography

The Judgement Seat of Photography

Since 1970s the art practices have been developing significantly in a new centrality of critical ideas to the visual arts, also called as a ‘return to the figurative’. This ‘return’ raised questions among the curators and critics toward new art as a regeneration of interest in the representational. In this period, photography contributed to the conceptual ideas and regeneration of art practices. Central to these development was focused on construction, the forging, staging or fabrication of images.

One of the functions of photography is to explore and comment upon individual and social worlds of experience. It covers most of the aspects of human life and surrounding. It was influenced by cultural and historical background. As well as the existence of women’s photography caused by revolution. In this case photography was a question of identity. Another genre of photography is landscape photography, has largely inherited the compositional conventions of landscape photography. Therefore, photography is also known as replicate of reality.

In his writing the Judgement Seat of Photography, Christopher Phillips states how the photography has changed in the perspective of art’s institutional guardian, the museum. Photography has no longer art although it keeps the aesthetic aspects. Photographs have no aura as art works should have. The essence of originality as ‘one’ and ‘the only one’ has dismissed from these photographs. It points out the problematic of this intervention: Reconsider presents a collection of photographs within a museum never intended to be understood as art—never intended to be seen through the museum’s frame.

The museum practice of framing photograph, placing it in glass and hanging it on the wall in purpose to escalate the sense of the object of ‘art’. With this treatment, viewing photographic image just like viewing a painting in an aesthetically pleasing mode. In conclusion, photography is not art and photograph is not an object of art because it has no aura – a distinctive atmosphere surrounding a given source. However it still treated like an art in museum for the aesthetic aspect.


Photography A Critical Introduction. Retrieved from:

Photography A Critical Introduction. Retrieved from:

 Christopher Phillips. The Judgement Seat of Photography. Retrieved from:

Week 9 Visual Semiotics & Photography

James Nachtwey and Taryn Simon TED’s Talk

Photography is a proportion of seeing the projection of reality, technically. It has been used to reveal truth as its function as objective evidence. Photography as objective substantiation is able to raise the believe among the audience who see this projection of reality. In criminal case, photographs are important matters to be investigated to judge the truth or false. Photography can be objective, but has has subjectivity on it. In other words, photography has ability to blur truth and fiction.

Photojournalist James Nachtwey is considered by many to be the greatest war photographer of recent decades. He has covered conflicts and major social issues in more than 30 countries. Accepting his 2007 TED Prize, war photographer he shows his life’s work and asks TED to help him continue telling the story with innovative, exciting uses of news photography in the digital era. He understands that documentary photography has the ability to interpret events from their point of view. He wishes his photographs bear witness that can give a voice to those who do not have a voice.

In TED Talk, Taryn Simon shows her surprising take on photography — to reveal worlds and people we would never see otherwise. With a large-format camera and a knack for talking her way into forbidden zones, she photographs portions of the American infrastructure inaccessible to its inhabitants. She shares two projects: one documents otherworldly locations typically kept secret from the public, the other involves haunting portraits of men convicted for crimes they did not commit.

One of her photographs titled “The Innocents” furthered the fabrication of lie. And for the men in those photographs, photography had been used to create a fantasy. Taryn Simon has traveled across the United States photographing men and women who had been wrongfully convicted of crimes they did not commit, violent crimes. Photography offered the criminal justice system a tool that transformed innocent citizens into criminals, and the criminal justice system failed to recognize the limitations of relying on photographic identifications. Her real experiences seeing things via camera lenses derive her to state that photography can support or blur the fact.


TED Talk.

TED Talk.

Week 12 ICT New Media

Game Developing with Construct 2



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