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Exquisite Corpse

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This description of the exquisite corpse parlor game is taken from Chapter 9 of the open source textbook "Digital Foundations: Intro to Media Design with adobe Creative Suite" - link: http://is.gd/0KDvsj "Exquisite corpse” is a parlor game that the Surrealists developed in 1925. In this game, each player submits images (drawings, paintings, photographs) of heads, torsos, and legs, and they are combined to produce surprising new bodies. We have played this game with students using images of each other that we captured in class on a digital camera, as well as by using images from pop culture, found on the web. Collaging celebrity and politician body parts can provoke thoughtful discussion. Images of students are on the wiki, but it's more fun to try this with pictures of your friends or family! For this assignment you can work with friends, family or just yourself. Make photos of body parts like face, hands, ears, arms, legs, torso (front or back), etc. Use an image editor with layers to combine the separate parts into a surprising new body. If you need help you can follow the tutorial here - http://is.gd/0KDvsj - which includes example files you can practice with, but afterward make your own Exquisite Corpse and share it on your blog.

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Exquisite Corpse (4pts):

-The purpose of this assignment was to create a person out of different body parts. I create this person using a combination of 7 people’s body parts: including my sister (Karina’s face), friends (Corrie’s torso, Teagan’s arm, and Brittany’s leg), teammates (Purity’s arm and Jenna’s leg), and …

Design Assignment 2: Exquisite Corpse

The official description of the assignment can be found here, but I’ll give you a summary:  take images of people (friends, family, celebrities, etc.) and put them into editing software with layer capability, and create a new person with an interesting body (i.e. “exquisite corpse”).
Here is my first run…

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Grabbing some pics from friends and using their different body parts together, I came up with this using photoshop. Tried to fit the pieces together and scale everything to look more accurate. Here’s what I’ve done so far but I was wondering if anyone could provide tips for how to…

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