1. Using an image of your choice (photo, former assignment, or from an artist you admire) resize in at least three different new formats with at least one of those formats being a square. Upload the original and your three new variations.

If you don't have an image processing program on your computer look at these free options.

http://pixlr.com/

http://www.gimp.org/

http://www.getpaint.net/

http://www.photopos.com/

http://www.astronomie.be/registax/

2. Take one of the images from the Gallery below and using the golden ratio rearrange the elements so that the

*proportions between objects and the overall rectangle*are related. You can move and resize each element as you wish but the exterior rectangle proportions much remain unchanged. Upload two files one with your gridlines and your measurements and one without.

**Hint:**Each image is the same size 1280 by 720 pixels. Is there as smaller fractional way to express this proportion?

How many proportional relationships do you think are necessary for each image?

Phi or the golden ratio is not a whole number. The golden ratio is an irrational mathematical constant, approximately 1.61803398874989. The Fibonacci numbers are the numbers in the following integer sequence (0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55... etc) Each new Fibonacci number is generated by adding together the last two number in the sequence. As the Fibonacci number approaching infinity the proportion between two consequective Fibonacci numbers is the golden ration. However at low values it is a very poor approximation of phi. In fact excluding the first seed zero value, taking the next two values makes a square. Many everyday objects have proportions found in the Fibonacci series. Why?

Bonus: Take a second image and using another design idea rearrange elements using the golden ratio. Upload the image with and without your gridlines and measurements. Explain in the description why this design is different than question two. Can the golden ratio lead to many different arrangements or only a few?

Uh oh, I have a feeling I’m losing my Dada courage this week, lol.