Wk 15 – Artist Interview – Troy Rounseville

The gallery that has caught my attention the most this year is Troy Rounseville’s. The gallery consisted of automated instruments that is played through sensors in another room. How the instruments were played via technology was very well thought out and interesting. Being a musical person, I found myself lingering in this gallery longer than any other gallery this semester. The “art” was to address the question of whether or not transferring emotions through technology change the authenticity of one’s experience. Although it was a great art gallery, I noticed that the music does not sound as appealing compared to a hand played song.

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Wk 15 – Classmate Conversation – Kiana Lightbourn

On Thursday I met Kiana Lightbourn. She is a freshman and her major is Marine Biology. Kiana is from Signal Hill. She chose her major because she always went to aquarium and enjoys and appreciates marine life. She has an aquarium pass.

Her hair caught my attention. She mentioned that at first her hair was shoulder length and blue. Her mom cut her hair. She just bleached it pink on Sunday.

Kiana chose Long beach because it was close. She reads a lot of books. One of her favorite series is Harry Potter. She is also into music, specifically alternative rock. Imagine Dragons and Band of Horses are her current top two bands.

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