by tom moodyComments Off on if your pad is broken you get an incomplete
Via Paddy Johnson's blog we see certain art schools are drinking the Apple Koolaid and giving their students pads "pre-equipped with a number of applications for use in their art and design classes."
Just thinking back to my prehistoric art training. We learned how to make stretchers - Fredrix snap-together stretcher bars were acceptable. Preparing canvas - acrylic one-application gesso was OK, no need to mix glue sizing or prime. Premixed paint and varnishes - check. After a year or two you could imitate reality just using your eye and wrists. The resulting image could sit in a closet until the present day, then be scanned using an Epson scanner, rendered to JPEG, posted to the web and it would have a slightly different flavor than an image produced entirely in the software realm, moving your finger around on a piece of glass and picking menu items on your pre-equipped tablet.
Nevertheless, if I were teaching this class I would be fired for encouraging the students to retro-engineer all the Apple programs and move them over to Linux boxes where they could be customized to express each student's individuality.