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Assignment Three - Discussion

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:53 pm
by Prof. Ryan Granger
Please post your class discussion for Assignment Three below.

Make sure you answer the following questions:

1. Balloons have been around for quite a while, what is your favorite use for balloons? (I suggest you research further into balloon usage. You may find something else cool! Example: Balloons used in war, The Macy's Thanksgiving day parade, etc.)
2. If you had the ability and resources to make anything out of balloons, what would you make and why?


Feel free to add more though!

Re: Assignment Three - Discussion

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:16 pm
by Jessica Barnes
1.My favorite use for any type of balloon is for birthday parties, Gender reveal, and parades such as the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade. The Macy’s day Parade has one of my favorite balloons, the Pikachu balloon. I have been a big fan of pokemon for many years.

2. If I had the ability to make balloons out of anything they would be made out of christmas lights that could be plugged in and work. This is because one of my favorite times of the year is christmas. It's the joy and happiness around the world that brings everyone together.

Re: Assignment Three - Discussion

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:47 am
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
1. Balloons have been around for quite a while, what is your favorite use for balloons?
My favorite use for balloons is the beauty of when there are a lot of them in the air, floating, drifting and the colourful groupings of 8 to 15 balloons is just sort of wondrous to see. I remember the first time I saw them, in Auburn, California, and was so amazed at the sight of them! I had to find out - is this a race? What's happening? So I found out that you can actually book a ride in a hot air balloon, that there were many places which did this, and you could do this all over the country.

2. If you had the ability and resources to make anything out of balloons, what would you make and why?
I don't know why this is, but when I read the question, I immediately flashed on Lee Scorsby (of His Dark Materials) who was an aëronaut and who flew in the air, and I thought, that would be a good thing to make! The balloon and the ropes and the basket and the whole bit. :)

Re: Assignment Three - Discussion

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:17 am
by Gail Allen
1. My favourite use for balloons is actually to create shapes. I make bowls out of strips of plaster and to hold the shape while the plaster sets it needs something to hold it up. And preferably something that will give once the bowl is finished so that I can allow the bowl to have a slightly narrower opening than its widest point. Balloons are perfect for this use and I love to use them for that purpose.

2. I think I would make walls out of balloons and make them fillable with helium. It sounds a little like a bouncy castle and in a way it is, but it would be more rigid and usable both as a tent that's better insulated than most tents because of the layer of suspended air inside the balloons, but also one that has the ability to float which would be VERY awesome.