Process Portfolio Checklist

HAPPY 2018! It’s the New Year! If you are in your second year as a DP visual arts student, and are in a ‘May session’ school in the Northern Hemisphere, now would be a great time to review your progress to date: it’s time to check on what you have, and have not, done in relation to all three components (Comparative Study, Process Portfolio and Exhibition). As I hope you know, in around three months’ time you will be submitting all of this ...

EasyBib in Google Docs

The other day on LifeHack, I read a post featuring 10 Best Google Drive Add-Ons You Should Be Using (I'm always curious to see who thinks what is "best", and why).  Number 8 in this list was EasyBib.  I've used the Easy Bib web site, but wasn't familiar with the Google Docs Tool version. From the video introduction, you might think that this tool is heaven's answer to creating a bibliography or resource list for a paper.  And it is easy to use, but....as usual with ...

I’m an artist! Why does IB care about where my ideas come from?

Because ideas come from somewhere and if you copy or use images or ideas without acknowledging the sources you may not get your Diploma. Admittedly, it’s complicated. d9ryPC8bxqE To start with, almost nothing is new or original. Artists see stuff, and may register it consciously or unconsciously, and a week later some version of what they saw might appear in their artwork. Did they rip it off? Have they stolen someone else’s ideas? Who knows – after all, everything’s a remix. The  (great!) YouTube video titled ...