My second Genius Hour topic was about Graffiti, which was the form of Art that ever existed in the world. I choose this topic because I like art, and mainly because of the creativity that can be made out of this Art. I also saw a lot of Graffiti here at Dakar, and I wanted to know more about their meaning. I had some basic knowledge about Graffiti before choose this project. However, as I progressed, I gained more profound knowledge about Graffiti such as the meaning behind pieces of Art and the messages they were trying to convey to a certain community. As I looked at many Graffiti on the internet but also here at Dakar, I realized that Graffiti trace a chronological evolution of our world. For every memorable event that happen in the world, there is always a graffiti that illustrate that event so that everyone will remember that event. My first Genius Hour project was about “Teaching Current events with Blogs” and compared to my new project, I can say that I remarkably progressed. I still remember that for my last project, I didn’t really know much about that topic and I used used many outside resources to shape my presentation. I use more outside ideas than my owns which made it difficult for me during my presentation, while for this second topic, I had some background knowledge as a graffiti artist myself, and I did some analysis, and used less outside sources. I used to only care about drawing graffiti without really thinking about what it really meant to me and for the people close to me.
However, when I learned about graffiti importance, I take more consideration about what my graffiti mean and now do useful graffiti. I learned more graffiti, now I can consider myself as one of these artists whose mission is to help people remember how the world is evolving over years through images. Even though I don’t have a fix Idea about my next Genius Hour project, but I know that this new project will focus more about how to make our world a better place for my community and to promote a bright future for all including humans animals and nature.
The URL To my presentation here.