Impact of Social network on new generations

An article by Ankita Bhattacharyya

Hello everyone! We’ve met earlier over my blog on Graphics and web designing. This time I want to share some of my experience and views on the subject of Social networking with you.

We all spend our times on social networking sites such as- Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and many more. But have we ever really evaluated the worth of the time spent on these sites?

Even I have been using social media since 2011. Being a web student, I spend most of my time on the web or may I say with the web. But over the past few days I found myself estranged in a different world of networking and trust me, that’s weird.

Unnecessary posts & comments are becoming trendy these days. Don’t you think it should change? Don’t you feel lonely amidst all your virtual friends? Yes, it happens to me all the time. And No, I don’t think it’s normal. Is it normal to demolish our creativity for the sake of being social? Is it really ok to avoid spending quality times with our family and loved ones?

Just grow up everyone and think.. Let’s talk about this phenomenon.

Alternatively referred to as a virtual community or profile site, a social media is a website that brings people together to talk, share ideas and interests or make new friends all over the world. This type of sharing or collaboration is often named as social media or social network.

Now the question is that what is the utility of being popular in social media? I will get friendship, community, a sense of belonging or help with a problem or information on a condition I may have out of social networking? A place to share your photos, let people enjoy your shared videos or listen to your favourite music. What else do you need!

Each of us spends a little too long talking about ourselves on social networking sites. Which is perfectly all right. We must be sharing our ups and downs.

It is possible to have thousands of friends on social networking sites. They may not be friends you know on a personal level but they are friends nevertheless.

Now let’s come to the dark sides of being social. According to Cornell University’s Steven Strogatz, social media sites can make it more difficult for us to distinguish between the meaningful relationships we foster in the real world and the several casual relationships formed in the social media.

Secondly the cyber bullying is one of the major threats in this cases. Kids specially are vulnerable in the practice of cyber bullying. It has spread widely among youth with 42% reporting that they have been victims, according to 2010 CBS News report.

Social media plays a role in reducing productivity and privacy. Wired.com posted two studies which demonstrated damage to productivity caused by social networking: Nuclear Research reported that Facebook shaves 1.5% off office productivity while Morse claimed that British companies lost 2.2 billion a year to the social phenomenon. New technology products have become available that allows social networks to be blocked, but their effectiveness remains spotty.

The other issue about invasion of privacy due to more and more usage of social networking sites is becoming a serious issue nowadays. The social networking sites encourage people to be more public about their personal lives. Because intimate details of our lives can be posted so easily, users are prone to go through the filters they might normally employ when talking about their private lives.

At the end of the day we can say that all the applications in our life has its own dark and bright sides. It’s entirely our choice to choose the right bank of the river.

Beautiful Nature Site at Shantiniketan

Soubhik Nandi urges you to visit Shantiniketan

Hi, I Soubhik Nandi from Shantiniketan, Bolpur, student of Arena Animation, Park Street, am going to share with you about my beautiful native place. There are a lot of trains for travelling to Bolpur from Howrah. Shantiniketan is situated 157 km distance from Howrah. You will get 36 trains.

Shantiniketan is a very small town near Bolpur in Birbhum District of West Bengal. It is famous due to Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Shantiniketan has becomes a spiritual center. There is a good market place, where a variety of handicrafts are easily available. There are many places for fooding and Lodging

Ghanta Ghar

Ghanta Ghar at Shantiniketan

Rabindranath Tagore formed Visva Bharati University. There are many beautiful sites in Shantiniketan. Such as, museum of Rabindranath Tagore, His Ashram, Upasana Griha, Khoai, Sonajhuri Jungle, and so on. Throughout the year you will get to experience a lot of cultural and social events organized at university campus like Basanta Utsav, Barsha Mangal, Sharadotsav, Nandan Mela, Poush Mela etc.

 

PLACES YOU SHOULD VISIT

  •  Prakriti BhabanLocated at Ballavpur. It is near to Khoai. India’s second museum that has sculptures made by nature. The language that nature speaks, one can listen and cherish.

 

 

 

  • KhoaiWelcome to all of you in Khoai. Now a day’s many film directors preferable place for shooting is Khoai in Shantiniketan. There are many trees of Sonajhuri. Every Saturday you will find a market for handicrafts in Khoai. This market is the famous for “Khoai Haat”.
Khoai Haat

Khoai Haat

 

 

 

  • Poush Mela & Basanta UtsavRabindranath Tagore started Basanta Utsav and Posh Mela at University campus. These two events are the main attractions of Shantiniketan. At these times a lot of tourists visit here from around the world.

 

Thank You…. Visit Again.…

Basant Utsav

Basant Utsav

 

Route

Route to Shantiniketan

 

 

 

 

SOUBHIK NANDI

Course- GWDD

Arena Animation -Park Street

Why I Choose Graphics & Web Design & Development?

Chandan Sah explains why:

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Choosing a career has always been one of the hardest decision a student takes in his life, but that one decision crafts our future. As an Accounts Graduate it’s been even harder for me, because taking web as my profession means changing my entire career from Accounts to Web.

What I personally think about this course is, it’s one of the most interesting and flexible professions one can choose. But the negative point about this course is it’s not for everyone, if you want to succeed you need to have a keen interest in its subject matter. The web is a huge and complex network and you need to be updated every second if you want to succeed.

I have been using Computer and Internet since I was in class 8 and since then I have had an interest in how these things works and it led me into choosing this professional and hopefully I will achieve my ultimate dream of becoming a web developer.

I never had much interest in Graphics but I gradually started learning much more under the guidelines of Saptarshi Sir and I am still learning every day. Joining Arena Park Street has been my first step in achieving my dream, it’s a longer and harder than I expected, but to achieve something as large we have to pay a price.

I will conclude by quoting words of Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam – “Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place – that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realize the great life.”

why I choose Graphics and Web Designing as a career

Samrat Ghosh explains:

WHY I CHOSE GRAPHICS & WEB DESIGN AS MY CAREER

I am a student of Graphics and Web Designing from Arena Animation, Park Street.

This is my first blog. The theme is why I choose Graphics and Web Designing as a career. Hmm! Being a creative person it was my dream to do something in creative field. It may be Freelance Painting, maybe it’s Animation or it may be Graphics. Before joining this course I studied B.Com (Honrs.) from Vidyasagar Evening College but somehow I thought that the stream is not for me. I was studying but not learning anything; going to College every day, solve the equation, match the Balance Sheet but there was something missing in my life and I recognized that my “Heart” was elsewhere.

My parents always say that whatever you do if you don’t do it from the heart it becomes useless. So, after completing my graduation I discussed & shared my views with my parents & teachers who are my guider, motivator, & friend and finally decided to join Arena Park Street.

But the question is why GWDD? Actually Painting is my passion & hobby from childhood & I tried to join Govt. Art College; gave an entrance exam but didn’t get a chance. Here was another option for me to join GWDD because when I was reading the courses overview, I seemed it would be perfect for me. I would try to complete my course very sincerely & can get a job in a short time period. I am still undergoing my course, Graphics part is almost over, now I step forward to Web World and I try to my level best.­­

Last of all, it is a great pleasure to talk something about my teachers. Saptarshi sir who is my Graphics teacher, providing excellent education quality to his students. He is very helpful & friendly. Now I join Somnath sir. He is a wonderful person; outside is very hard but deep inside it’s transparent. Thanks to him for inspiring me to write a blog.

WHY I CHOSE GRAPHIC DESIGNING

Oyindrilla Biswas shares her thoughts on the subject

My interest in Graphics kindled from where I was working earlier. Earlier I neither had any idea nor knowledge about Graphics Designing. After completing of my graduation I joined a private company as a junior accountant. The company was into print media. The whole day I used to see other employees busy playing with colours. Though I was a junior accountant over there, I used to get mesmerized and attracted towards those colour games. Ever since I have been eager to learn this game. However, no one helped me to learn the ropes.

Despite knowledge about the Industry I lagged behind and I kept following the senior graphics designer. After observing my passion and dedication towards graphics, one day my manager called me up and offered me to join as a junior graphics designer. Within a fraction of second I accepted the proposal and this was my beginning.

Then I got a project to do Mahabharata in the form of digital painting which has now been published in the form of a book. I worked very hard under the guidance and supervision of my senior. Till then I had very limited knowledge on graphics but I learned the tricks of the software through intense suffering, on my own.

But I wanted to gain more knowledge in Graphics. Then with due permission of my parents I joined Arena Animation Park Street. Many people suggested me to go to Arena Park Street as it provides best graphics course in Kolkata. Through this source I came to Arena Park Street and joined GWDD (Graphics, Web Design & Development). Though I am not a good artist and also I don’t have any drawing skills, but I loved to think about new designing. I used to research on the internet about the latest trends in graphics designing and their technologies. Today I love Graphics more than anything else. I enjoy playing with colours, I enjoy doing Graphics and now Graphics has become my Best Friend and a best part of my Life.

Graphics as Imagination

An Article by Bhartesh Jajoo (Student of Arena Multimedia – Park Street)

Graphics is not only an art, but it’s also imagination which makes you see the unique things which are not available in the world, but available in the mind of the people which makes them available in the world. Day by day, we see the new things. How it comes is from the ideas of different people. People are representing themselves as artists by their unique drawings.

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A Drawing by me

There are some people who can’t express their feelings in words, but they can let you feel it through their imagination by Graphics. From the normal drawings on the paper to the legendary paintings are the types of graphics. Graphics are not only the software, but the creativeness of the people in any kind of thing which can let you see those things are graphics. Graphics are alive in the mind of the people.

Why Choose a Career in Graphics Designing?

An Article by Srabanti Paul (Student of Arena Multimedia – Park Street)

Now days everything is based on “Graphics Design”. By a graphic design you can express your thinking and creativity. That means if you have an innovative idea, or you think outside of the box you can execute those things through graphic design.

So the graphic design is a career oriented subject. And it has a big area or position of our daily life. Retouching, packaging, banner, poster, web design, for company identification logo & visiting cards everything is under the graphic design.

The graphic design is a primary stage of a commercial market. To promotion of products it should be essential to give an advertisement these products. An advertisement also makes different types which the common people can understand that what are the products? So the poster and banner is the easiest way to introduce your products with people. For that kind of purpose, the graphics is very essential. In case of web design or animation everywhere the graphics designing is must. The strong meaning of graphics that attract people towards your creation. And increase the promotion of the business activity.

Many of college and institute started graphic designing course and students also choose their career in graphics designer.

In this field you can get new newt challenging creative work to execute yourself and get impressive salary.

For this job something is required that is firstly need to have artistic mind. And secondly also need to be knowledgeable about using computers. And to generally have an aptitude for learning new technology which is important to graphic design work. It is important to having a good approach to presenting your work to client and selling your ideas.

so let’s start your career with graphic design. Whole commercial market depends on graphic design. it is a part of our daily life.

Importance of Graphic Design – The secret to Creativity

An Article by Sneha Lakhotia (Student of Arena Multimedia – Park Street)

Graphic Design in a simple sense is the ability to create, design and to showcase your skills by your ideas and experiences with visual and textual content. Graphic Design is everywhere, touching everywhere, everything we see, everything we buy.

Graphic Design is present everywhere in Today’s Society. In Newspaper, Magazine, Packaging, Branding, Websites, Posters, Books and signage. There is a graphic design almost everywhere you look and every successful Business Needs Graphic Design. Another reason why Graphic Design is important is because Human Beings are Visual Creature.

Graphic Design is an art of visualizing ideas. Graphic Design makes Information less boring. Graphic Designer can design a proper image by understanding the requirement of the company and its clients. In order to increase the traffic or business in online, the Graphic Design play a vital role. Today’s generation those who born during or after the advent of Digital technology are known as digital natives and grabbing their attention takes eye catching Graphic Design on both social media pages and in video.

Your Graphic Design and logo can play a big role, in how your product or service is perceived by social media user. Having an attractive Design help us to strengthen your Brand, build trust with the consumer and make your business seem larger than it is.

 

Vinay Jason Haridas’s Story

Hi, my name is Vinay Jason Haridas and I am a Graphic and Web designer. I specialize in logo design / brand identity/web template designing etc. From a young age I have been fascinated by art and design and by my teen years started following Japanese style of ate i.e Anime / Manga.

After passing my class 12, I enrolled myself in Academy of Fine Arts and followed that up by learning designing software’s like Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel Draw & Flash from Arena Animation Park Street. A year later in 2010 I was living my dream when I got my first job as a designer in Dream Infotech Gangtok, Sikkim. This is where I improved my skills as a designer for Web & Graphics

In 2012 I got my big break by landing a job in Dubai U.A.E as a lead designer for Graphic International Centre where I gained knowledge about print media, it was a completely new experience for me here with the change in life, people, culture and so on. The biggest challenge here was to learn what happens next once we design that poster or brochure, the different printing technologies, media, inks etc.

Graphic/Web design has broadened its reach dramatically over the past decade, expanding from a specialized profession to a widely deployed skill. More designers are becoming producers, authors, publishers, and entrepreneurs actively employing their creative skills as makers of content and shapers of experiences.

Today, graphic design has become second nature. In fact, most people do not
even realize that every day they are viewing thousands of visuals from the
label on their tea in the morning, to the hoarding on the way to work, to when we open our phones or computers, to watching TV, or the advertisement on public transport, to the toothpaste packaging before they go to sleep.

Being a web or graphic designer is always about being at par with the latest trends and software’s, to improve yourself in all aspects and give yourself that edge from others and not just another face in this world of designs. That is why I have come back to where it all started here in Arena Park Street to improve myself once again and start a new chapter in my life.

Web Designing & Development as Career

An Article by Ankita Bhattacharya (Web Student at Arena Multimedia – Park Street)

The 21st Century saw an explosion in commodities and services. Our growing economy has created millions of buyers. In today’s hectic and complex lifestyle websites provide one of the most powerful tool to connect buyers with sellers. This is more relevant in light of our PM Narendra Modi’s “Digital India” programme and Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s vision of connecting every Indian village with internet by 2020.

As per Google survey of 2013 only 45% of small business houses in India has their own website. Hence smaller businesses are not maximizing the benefit of their internet presence, but it should be pointed out that those taking advantage of it are really experiencing significant gains. So why are so many still missing the boat? The main reason that it is important for business to have a website is how people are likely to find one. These days most people will go online search for a product or a company before they make a purchase. The points above justify the selection of web designing and development as a profession of today as well as tomorrow.

The World Wide Web was introduced by Tim Berner’s Lee in the year of 1989. Sir Tim Berners Lee is a British Computer Scientist. The different areas of Web design include Web Graphic Design, Interface Design, Authoring, including Standardised Code and proprietary software, User Experience design and Search Engine Optimization. On the other hand, Web Development involves in developing a website for hosting via internet or intranet.

This unique profession which calls for-

  • Graphic Design Theory
  • Communicative Skill
  • Business Sense
  • Creativity

is taught at- Arena Animation, Park Street.

One may take up the course considering both job opportunity as well as satisfaction of a creative soul.