Ramtin Yousefi & Marta Troya smiling for the camera in the CSULB University Bookstore

Wk 12 Location Based Gaming

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Ramtin Yousefi & Marta Troya smiling for the camera in the CSULB University Bookstore

Ramtin Yousefi & Marta Troya

Week 12

Marta Troya

Thanks to everyone for chatting with our visiting artist Marta Troya last week. She had a really great time talking with you and trying out the Turning Pages activity with you. I think most of you had a pretty good experience on Thursday.

Daniella Galindo wearing a CSULB "LB" scarf

Daniella Galindo

This Week: Location Based Gaming

For this week’s Art Experience we move on to Location Based Gaming (LBGs) and Alternate Reality Gaming (ARGs). These things can get pretty fancy, but our introduction will be relatively simple, we’ll try some Geocaching.

  • Visit the Week 12 Geocaching Art Experience page for full details.


We’ve had multiple cases of plagiarism in your work. I shouldn’t have let it go this far and I’m stopping it now. Effective immediately, all participants in plagiarism will receive a 0 on the activity and -250 points on their final course grade.

Future Art110

IDK if you will consider yourselves lucky or unlucky but you are the last class to ever take the 100% F2F version of this class!

  • In the Summer I’ll be teaching a 100% online version of the class. It’s pretty cool for peeps who want to travel and still work on their degree.
  • In the Fall I’ll be starting the School of Art’s new Hybrid version of the course. We’ll have 2 sections each half the size of this one. We’ll only meet 1 day a week. What we’re doing on Thursdays this semester will be F2F on Wednesday afternoons in the Fall. What we’re doing on Tuesdays this semester will be online at the day & hour of the student’s choice in the fall.

It’s been great having you guys as the last 100% F2F class. And I’m excited to see how the hybrid format meets student life in 2016. LMK if you have any thoughts or suggestions! And if you’ve liked the class, of course please suggest it to your friends! As you already know, I’ll add everybody, even if the class is already “full”.

Jerry Pleitez holding a "Curious George" book in the CSULB University Bookstore

Jerry Pleitez

Points Update

Through the end of Week 11 we’ve had a total of 760 points available. Here’s how many points you should have on BeachBored now to be on track for each grade level:

760 points = 100% = “A+” – 29 peeps
684 points = 90% = “A” – 62 peeps – 29+62= 91
608 points = 80% = “B” – 17 peeps
532 points = 70% = “C” – 11 peeps
456 points = 60% = “D” – 5 peeps
455 points & below = “F” – 2 peeps

Based on these projected grades, the current overall class GPA is 3.51 which is down from last week’s 3.54 by 0.03

Discussion: Tupac Shakur & Hatsune Miku

As you might know, Tupac Shakur died in 1996 at the age of 25. 16 years later, in 2012, he had a sort of resurrection when he “performed” at Coachella. Coachella was founded in 1999, three years after Tupac died. Yet here he “performing live.”

Hatsune Miku doesn’t exist. Yet she sells out concerts and brings crowds to the brink of ecstasy.



The same technology that brought Tupac to Coachella brings Hatsune to concert venues around the globe. But just because it is the same technology doesn’t mean it is the same result.

How do you feel about these 2 performances? Would you consider either one “epic” or “fake”? Why? Are these 2 performances “the same thing?” Or are they different? In what way are they the same or different?


What do you think Tupac would have thought about having someone create a performance “by” him for Coachella? Would he have liked the chance to appear before a new generation audience? Would he have thought it was fake and not what his art was about? If you were Tupac, what would you think?


What person from world history, or from your personal family or friend history, would you like the chance to spend a few minutes with a hologram of?


Last week we spent time with Marta Troya, an artist from London. Without modern travel technology like Jets and Ships, it would have been impossible for us to ever meet her. A few weeks ago we looked at the avatar artist Vanessa Blaylock. She and her work exist only in cyberspace. Tupac Shakur “performed” at Coachella in 2012, 16 years after his death. And Hatsune Miku continues to thrill sold out crowds in spite of never having lived.

What is reality in 2016? Is it different from the reality of your parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents? Explain.

Group 1

Ooi Jing Huan
Crysta Tim
Colleen Siongco
Hannah Mandias
Amber Bolden
Reuben William Dyce

Group 2

Annie Ronning
Hilario Saucedo
Francisco Miranda
Elijah Yee
Leon Phung
William Luna

Group 3

Tiffany Van Gilder
Katherine Pantoja
Anthony Sanchez
Lainie Le
Madison Braverman
Christopher Chadwick

Group 4

Ngozi Ekwedike
Katherine Shinno
Valentina Ramirez
Dominique Gomez
Alfonso Madrigal
Helen Lee

Group 5

Gina Householder
Tyler Kedis
Jennifer Lee
Valerie Laslo
Jennifer Garcia
Florenz Francis Baltazar

Group 6

Ashley Batres
Bianca Dominquez
Sam Tan
Nancy Tran
Enrique Vega
Destiny Farihi

Group 7

Cassandra Topete
Aaron Dela Rosa
Joshua Hyun
Maison Chiu
Tareena Woods
Shannon McGuinness

Dominique Gomez trying on a CSULB "LB" cap in the University Bookstore

Dominique Gomez

Group 8

Daniella Garcia
Cheryl Peng
Molly Poyer
Natalie Guevara
Alyssa Castro
Haley Anderson

Group 9

Symone Pallett
Julio Garcia
John Stouras
Jhonatan Ramos
Justin Marquez
Elidia Ramirez

Group 10

Gabriela Hernandez
Mia Miller
Jesus Viramontes
Francesca Butler
Jamie Filosa
Alanna Godinez

Group 11

Leah Perez
Adilene Leon
Charles Watson
Glenda Castillo
Christopher Williams
Enrique Plascencia

Group 12

Bez Middleton
Carlos Nava
Elizabeth Moledo
David Brown
Tiffany Tran
Alexander Lucero

Group 13

Kyle Shishido
Eduardo Castillo
Xiomara Brenes
Dorothyrose McMahon
Rebekah Johnson
Rosa Velazquez

Group 14

Carlos Cucufate
Leslie Echiveste
Meng Chu
Devon Carus
Jazlyn Tabar
Andrew Andrade

Justin Marquez playing the ukulele in the CSULB Bookstore Guitar Store

Justin Marquez

Group 15

Vanessa Betancourt
Megan Stevens
Kordell Tan
Rejina Hernandez
Peter Bay
Aaron Valenzuela

Group 16

Christine Kim
Christopher Moore
Jayson Fields
Brandon Nhem
Catherine Chin
Jerry Pleitez

Group 17

Ramtin Yousefi
Jessica Addonizio
Erick Diaz
Aaron Satterfield
Nicole Chovit
Maria Barreda

Group 18

RaVen Montgomery
Marilyn Try
Martin Diaz
Oscar Alvarez
Gregory Plantenga
Ciprian Robielos

Group 19

Brianna Hastie
Daniella Galindo
Kimberly Gutierrez
Regan Cameron
Lorena Rubalcava
Hunter Mervosh

Group 20

Daniel Bursch
Marlon Fernandes
Margarita Reyna
Christian Aguirre
Andrew Hana
Anthony Estalilla

Group 21

Carlos Madrigal
Patrick Dong
Jonathan Behzadian
Kyu Jung Lee
Shayenne Prasad
Cynthia Esquivias

Dorothyose McMahon at the CSULB Bookstore. Photo by Ooi Jing Huan

Dorothyose McMahon at the CSULB Bookstore. Photo by Ooi Jing Huan