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Lego and Rubik's cubePresentation

By: Christina Arutyunyan

Lego

Lego, originating as a Danish toy company in 1932, transitioned into a powerful medium for artistic expression with the introduction of its interlocking plastic bricks in 1958. Artists like Nathan Sawaya have utilized Lego's versatility to craft intricate sculptures and mosaics, exploring both playful and profound themes. The pixel-like nature of Lego blocks lends itself naturally to pixel art, where artists leverage the modular design to recreate iconic images in a tangible, three-dimensional form. This fusion of Lego and pixel art reflects a historical and cultural influence on modern digital design, with the concept of small, modular elements translating seamlessly into the pixel-based approach. The enduring popularity of Lego and its impact on digital media underscore the interplay between nostalgia, creativity, and contemporary design trends.

Rubik's Cube

The Rubik's Cube, invented in 1974 by Ernő Rubik, has become a popular puzzle and symbol of clever thinking. Its grid-like structure, made up of smaller colored cubes forming a 3x3x3 pattern, is similar to pixelation, where small elements come together. The cube's impact is seen in competitions, communities, and art inspired by it. Artists have turned the Rubik's Cube into pixel art, using its grid and colors to create cool designs. This shows how a classic puzzle can inspire modern digital art.

Summary

Lego and the Rubik's Cube, originally toys and puzzles, connect with art and pixel art in interesting ways. Lego's growth as an art medium, with its pixel-like blocks, has impacted modern pixel art and digital design. The Rubik's Cube, known for its grid-like structure, inspires pixel art, showing how everyday objects influence today's art. Lego and the Rubik's Cube bring together the past, culture, and visuals, showing how traditional things can be part of digital creativity

  • How do Lego bricks, being like building blocks, make them good for making different kinds of art? Can you give examples of cool Lego art that shows how they can be used in many ways?
  • Talk about how the Rubik's Cube is similar to or different from Lego in its history and importance. How do these toys still impact art and creativity today?
  • Explain how the Rubik's Cube and Lego connect to pixel art. Why are their shapes important, and can you think of times when people used the Rubik's Cube to create pixel-like pictures?

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Peg board's Presentation

IBy: Inga Petrosyan

The use of peg Board's

Peg boards are used in arts and crafts to make cool pixelated designs. These boards have holes, and artists put small pegs or beads in them to create patterns. The grid-like structure helps in making organized and colorful designs. People love using different colors to make pictures that look like pixels, giving a fun and hands-on way to make art. It's a creative and enjoyable way for artists to express themselves using peg boards.

how pegboards serve as a tangible medium

Pegboards serve as a hands-on way to create pixel art, acting like a physical version of digital pixelation. These boards have a grid of holes where you can place small pegs or beads to form patterns. By arranging these pegs, artists can make detailed and colorful designs, much like the pixelated images seen on screens. The process of placing individual pegs in specific spots mirrors the concept of digital pixels, where tiny elements come together to create a larger image. Pegboards, therefore, act as a tangible precursor to the digital pixelation we see on screens, providing a physical and creative approach to crafting pixel art before the digital age..

Summary

Peg boards, often used for arts and crafts, have a cool connection to pixel art. People use these boards to create pixelated designs by placing small pegs in specific spots. It's like a hands-on way of making pixel art before the digital stuff. This shows how art has changed over time, connecting old-school crafts with today's digital art. So, peg boards act like a link between the old and new, helping us see how art can grow and change in interesting ways.

  • How do peg boards serve as a tangible medium for creating pixel art, and what role do they play in connecting historical arts and crafts with modern digital pixelation?
  • In what ways does the hands-on experience of using peg boards differ from creating pixel art digitally, and how might this tactile approach impact the artistic process?
  • Why is it significant to consider peg boards as a precursor to digital pixel art, and what insights does this connection provide into the evolution of artistic techniques and mediums over time?

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Did you know...

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