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Wk 1: Website & URL – Optional (+30 EC)


We’re making Websites or ePortfolios on WordPress powers 22% of the web these days. It started as blogging software, and while it’s still great at that, it’s become a “CMS” or Content Management System. It’s a handy place to “turn in” your Art110 Activities, but in the long-run, even more importantly it can be Your Website! It can be a great platform to present yourself to the world. Your website on is free forever and your own domain name will cost about $18/year.

When you sign up you’ll get a URL like – you can optionally buy your own Domain Name, like It’s your website and your choice what URL you buy. But as a professional site for your career, something like will probably serve you better than something like

I think it’s a really good idea to buy a domain name. It gives you a sense of empowerment, making your website really yours. It’s more professional. And it’s just plain easier for peeps, be they friends & family, or HR Directors, to type in. But it’s your choice. A free “” is acceptable. If you choose to go for a custom “” I’ll “pay you back” with +30 of EC – OFFER ONLY GOOD DURING WEEK 1! EC will be posted with your regular points when I grade the Wk 1: Make a Website activities.

Wk 2: Plaster


You need some things that you can probably scrounge up somewhere:
• Bucket
• Shovel
• Stir Stick
And you’ll get some
1. Plaster of Paris – a 4# box for yourself is about $7 or you could get a 25# bag to share between 4 – 6 people for about $16

Wk 5: Spray Paint


You’ll need at least 2 colors of paint, but just buy 1 can and share colors with a classmate. Any spray paint is ok. Montana Gold is really great!

Other Materials

Whatever materials you might need to realize your vision on various Activities including A11 & A12.

Written by Glenn Zucman

BA, Psychology, University of Hawaii, MFA, Intermedia Art, Long Beach State. Host of American Public Media's "Border Patrol." Host of KBeach Radio's "Strange Angels." Interested in Identity Art that explores our Oracle-at-Delphi-like straddling of corporeal and virtual realms in our new media century. Civil rights in online space. 10 years...
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