Saturday, May 3, 2008

Dredging the Art Sea with Survivors

The summer approaches. The leech of institutionalized approval that has been draining your spirit, engorging itself for 9 long months, is weakened. Now is the time to wield your mighty tweezers. If there are any survivors still interested in joining the ranks of one Do-it-Yourself interim chancellor, post here.

Monday, March 3, 2008

DIYU Episode IV : A New Hope

It is a period of inactivity. Rebels, sitting in their hidden base, are doing nothing against the evil Galactic Empire. During this time, Rebel spies have managed, again, to do nothing about the Empire's ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire university. Ignored by the Empire's sinister agents, the Interim Chancellor sits aboard his starship, custodian of nothing worth mentioning that can save his people and restore freedom to the galaxy....

Monday, December 17, 2007

DIYU: "Water Me"


The DIYU is still a little seed waiting to be watered. And while I've been doing it myself for the past few months, and I'm sure you all have been doing it yourself, perhaps some doing-it-ourselves could occur in the New Year. Continue to check back for updates, ideas, and plans in the coming months, and have fun doing it yourself over the holidays.

-Josh, Interim Chancellor

Monday, July 16, 2007

Our next DIYU rendezvous

Being that this is the "summer of Harry Potter" (the movie Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix was amazing and brilliant by the way, and the book The Deathly Hallows will complete the series in the minds of millions and millions of people simultaneously next week), I am all for watching HP and the Sorcerer's Stone to an alternative soundtrack. We could also do dramatic readings of favorite parts from The Deathly Hallows. I am also interested in taking part in a karaoke project. How about this? - Dramatic readings from Harry Potter books replacing the lyrics for karaoke songs? I also remember some talk about taking advantage of the empty and pre-painted gallery. Any ideas? Let's meet sometime before Aug. 9th. Maybe on Thur. the 2nd?

Friday, June 29, 2007

Brainstorming and Stepping Up

Last night's Kickstart Talent Show was a hoot. Elizabeth did French stand-up comedy, Maria learned the Deseret Alphabet, and I learned to sew a maternity dress while Josh acted as judge using an extremely sliding and meaningless scale involving Greek symbols.

After last night's Kickstart Talent Show, we chatted about possible future classes and decided to shift the conversation to the blog. So, let's hear some ideas and find out who will to step up and take the reigns of the next "class." Here are my ideas:

  • Act as participants in Maria's and my karaoke project
  • Take a jogging architectural tour of Colorado Springs
  • Assist with the set-up of the next exhibition at the Gallery of Contemporary Art (August/September) / Learn art handling skills
  • Record fake audio tours for the Fine Arts Center
  • Watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone to the audio of Wizard, Dear Readers (the new Harry Potter comes out next month after all)
I have a few others, but that should suffice for now. Anyone else have some ideas?

Thursday, June 28, 2007

DIYU Orientation Audio

For those of you who weren’t able to attend Orientation, you’re in luck. We recorded the whole thing so you can catch up with the rest of the class by the time we hold DIYU again (that is yet to be determined). You have two options for your listening/viewing pleasure:

  1. Audio with slide/show just as if you were there / iTunes AAC file (30.6MB)

  2. Audio with no images / MP3 (22.85MB)