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Recordings Lost And Found

“Something that cannot be repeated Location being played, who it is being played around” – Michael Melvin When I think about Framework and Memory, I am instantly reminded of music. The connection that we as people make with tracks and our memories is out of this world. Sometimes, I find myself connecting my memory of…

Contemporary Street Art Journal

April 27, 2022 I chose to add this song because it reflects the patience that it takes in order to scope out a spot and create one of these pieces of art. Usually done at night, this song also mentions, ‘vacant dreams’ which I thought was an interesting inclusion as our very own Syracuse Street…

What is Strategic Vandalism?

What came as a surprise to many onlookers walking down Comstock is the bench in front of the alpha chi chapter of Theta Chi. Why was this bench vandalized and is it tasteful or just a bunch of strategic vandalism? When asked how I should respond to this piece of work, I first had to…

Monday Aesthetic Of The Day; Purple/Pink/Blue Filters

Today is a day for trying new things. Try taking pictures with a purple filter. Put your photo into Adobe lightroom and try enhancing your photo and replacing dark lines with purple hues. This track would bump sitting on the beach drinking a bud light seltzer and staring out over the sea as the sun…

Contemporary Avant-Garde Work: Street Art

-Michael Melvin Ukrainian Artist Homer In this essay, we will be discussing Contemporary and Avante- Garde forms and how these concepts fit perfectly within the contemporary world of street art. While the definition of contemporary art is very loosely translated, the ‘art’ can be seen as the ‘art of today.’ Naturally, since contemporary art goes…

Contemporary Street Art: Art or Vandalism

Michael Melvin – As a child growing up close to New York, I have always been obsessed with city life. The people, the different cultures, the public art, and the bustle of moving parts always excited me as someone who came from the quiet town of Greenwich, CT. I always felt that there was more…

Syracuse Campus Golf Outing 10/14/21 6:30

10 October 2021 Some of my most profound childhood memories took place on the golf course. I recall the immense anticipation I felt every week as Sunday—the day my dad took me golfing—approached. It was a quiet game, but I loved the silence; the course was a place to think profoundly and evaluate every aspect…

Dark and Light: Contrast and Perception

-Michael Melvin The nature of this presentation and paper revolves around the idea of dualism and how it plays a critical role in understanding contrast: Dark and Light, Knowledge and Ignorance, and Life and Death. Through assigning contrast to art we can understand the multiple perceptions within the simulation in question. It is from this…

Totally Wasted NFT; Is this Gen Z’s Keith Haring?

Totally Wasted is an NFT project run by Financial Wizard and Entrepreneur Preston Buhrmaster. This project assemples 3,500 minted collections with the Totally Wasted watermark. The inspiration behind the style of the watermark originates from inspiration of the notable artist Keith Haring. Totally Wasted challenges the conception of value and previous ideas of what makes…

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