Week Ten

❊ New Direction

 

What did you plan to do?

I planned to pivot my previous project direction from a personal platform to an installation. 


What did you actually do?

I went back to the research phase and did a brainstorm session, each idea within 2 minutes. It was really helpful for getting the juice out of my brain. 

Scan, 2019

 

What surprised you?

It was really hard to start over with brainstorming... Some of the ideas ended up the same or based on the same concept, which is a little less exciting to me. 

I used this chart as my starting point of creating interactivity in a memory collecting experience. I should also focus on one aspect (e.g. sound and memory, tangible memory).

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What you plan to do next week?

I will catch up with Gretchen and make a solid plan for the final presentation. 

◆ In-class Presentation

 

Talking about Sustainability

This week, Jamie, Tash, Tara, and Jieying presented the Sustainability topic. I was sick on the day of, so I missed their presentation. Yet going through their slides, there are still some interesting insights.  

A big comparison they made is that sustainable = ethical, and even interactions could be sustainable, aka, positive online interactions, that all together builds a sustainable digital community. This perspective is new to me since it is unrelated to the environment directly, which might be hard to fathom. Yet indeed, there was a lot of energy wasted on negative digital interactions these days, with the presence of social media. How might we create sustainable online communities? This is a viable challenge in today's context. As culture producers/controllers for digital platforms, we have the responsibility to keep the community positive and sustainable. From the presenter, there are the key points:

Create forms of control. Encourage ownership. Build trust through transparency.

I agree with them. Establishing boundaries and rules is golden.

Will Liang  ✿  2020