Archive for Art of Rhetoric

It’s Windy

For my fourth and final action project in Urban Planning (Math & Science) we were tasked with creating a presentation relating the atmosphere to a mathematical equation.  I did this by looking at wind resistance and figuring out how it changes the time it takes for a plane to travel.  This project was difficult because the equation for wind resistance is quite difficult.  You can learn about wind resistance by checking out my presentation below!


Timeline of Schools

For my Spanish class (Escuela) we made a presentation on how schools have changed in the past.  The most difficult part was trying to translate everything into Spanish.  After finishing this project I’ve learned a lot about how schools used to be, and also have started to research what schools will be like in the future.

-see my report below.

Los escuelas tenian un habitación. Los maestros eran muy jóvenes, tan joven como ocho años. Los personas aprendieron tres materia solamente, lectura, escritura y aritmética. Los estudiantes tenían un maestro solamente. La escuela tenían niños a todos siglos. Los maestros enseñarlas tres temas solamente. Dos estudiantes esta sentaron en un escritorio. Los estudiantes tenían maestro solamente.

Hay más escuelas en Chicago. Hay 404,151 estudiantes en Chicago Escuela Públicas. Hay 106 escuelas secundarias en Chicago. Más estudiantes sientan en pupitres. Las escuelas privada son muy diferente. Todos las escuelas tiene un equipo deportivo, GCE tiene un muy buen equipo de baloncesto.

Los escuelas en el futuro va a tener muy bien tecnología. Todos los estudiantes van a tener computadoras. Todos los estudiantes van a tener un iPad tambien. Todos los aulas van a tener un Smart Board. También, todos los aulas van a tener mucha mejor tecnología. Todos las escuelas van a tener solares paneles y muy ecológico edificios.

Art Final

For our final project in Kinetic Movement (Art), our goal was to design a piece of art that resembled a natural element in the way it moved.  My element was air, and I made a wind turbine.  We did this by first creating a blue print of what we wanted our art piece to look like.  I include the size, materials I would use, and how it would move.  Look below to see a video of my wind turbine in action!


November 4, 2012

Wind Turbine

Wood, Glue, & Spray Paint



This piece is about embracing my element, Air and incorporating it into kinetic art.  I did this by starting out with picking a moving object, I picked a turbine.  We then made a blueprint mapping out all of the details of our soon to be piece of art, including measurements, materials, how it will move, etc.


This piece represents both how wind moves, and how a falcon takes flight (my power animal).   My object embraces wind in the way it moves and flow, and embraces a falcon in the path it takes.


I made this piece by getting a large stick to hold the wind turbine, I then used wood for the wings with cups on the end of the wood.  The cups pick up the wind and get projected forward which makes the turbine spin.  I then made final touches like reinforcing the wings and painting it to make it look more ascetically pleasing.

Cost of War For Iraq in Chicago

This is the amount of money that just Chicago spends since 2001.
This is ridiculous how we spend upwards of millions of dollars a day just for Chicago, look through this site for yourself
and see your city or how much taxpayers are spending every year.