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. 

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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).


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