Here are the slides from the concepting workshop: MY-concepting workshop
In preparation for Submission 1
Submission deadline – 19th February, 4pm
WebPA opens – 19th February, 3pm.
Things to discuss with your supervisor:
What is your supervisor expecting to see in your Submission 1?
Is this documented? If not, make a blog post now reflecting the group’s understanding, e.g.
◦General type of thing? (Installation etc.)
◦List of deliverables for submission? (Different blog posts covering different areas?)
If nothing has been discussed yet, then you should do it now.
Based on your discussions/ findings in the workshop yesterday, document in your blog/Submission 1 report:
What it is that you think these specific responses are offering to the project. For example: why sound-based work? Why is modelling going to be helpful? Why VR?
How are recipients / audiences of your work going to experience it? What do you want them to see, feel, hear, think about? Will they be still or moving? Will they be silent or noisy? Will they be passive or active?
Do you have a rough list of equipment requirements yet? Have you documented it? If not, do so now! (e.g cameras, loudspeakers, cables etc.: at what points and for how long do you need them?)
From your practical experiments so far, what research questions have emerged? Document these. I’d expect a minimum of one per group member.
For the submission 1, you should submit a coherent group project. It is expected that the work will still be unfocused and a number of elements may be undeveloped and/or insufficiently integrated. However, it is important that the group communicates a vision, an account of where the project is heading to, what has been achieved and where it is likely to go from there. In addition to some visual/ sound explorations and a report, you may choose to submit a short documentary of your work. The work for assessment should appear under Submission 1 tab. What is not there, will not be marked. You need to copy and paste the link to Submission 1 on LEARN, under tab Submission 1.
By now you should actively participate in the blog; the blogposts should include some research, documentation of the process, reflections, trials etc. A link to an artwork/video is not enough, you need to provide some commentary, analyse this work, compare it to someone else’s or your own work and/or critique it. If it is statistical data, article, theoretical text – explain why it is relevant, what you are going to do with this, how does this inform your project/research.
After the session today:
Prepare a list of what will be submitted (different blog posts, what they’re for)
Agree on what’s left to do
Agree on who’s going to do what
Document what resources (time, materials) will be needed to make this happen
Set up some pre-submission deadlines that give the group time to revise and polish the work before it’s examined
- Be concise and clear when you present your project to another group. Answer questions: what is your project about? Why is it relevant/why are you doing it? What kind of issue/problem are you addressing? How are you planning to carry out the project (what kind of technology are you going to use)?
- Much of the process of presenting your work is about telling a story. By having gone over this story a couple of times today you’ll start to notice what changed between successive tellings: what got discarded as perhaps unimportant? What got emphasised. These are helpful cues both for presenting and for focusing your work.
- The process of telling will also alert you to aspects that aren’t as obvious as you thought, such as concepts that colleagues hadn’t encountered before, and so can alert you to how to present work to a general audience.
- In giving feedback you’ll have started to get an insight to where your peers are in their own work as well as the kinds of things that can get occluded or overlooked. Again, this provides a useful basis for reflecting on your own work.
The group on the left is presenting – 10 mins presentation+5 mins Q&A, feedback, comments.
Double link ——————————————-Illuminating the Imperceptible
Self regulating systems——————- ——Alien Spectres
Ear to Eye ———————————————Voicing [feminist] sciFi
Bias within creative technologies—— — Creative Media Activism
Mobile Living Units ——————————Against Consensus
Developing Multidimensional Objects—Agnese
Double link ——————————————-Agnese
Illuminating the Imperceptible ————-Self regulating systems
Alien Spectres—————————————-Ear to Eye
Voicing [feminist] sciFi—————————Bias within creative technologies
Creative Media Activism———————— Mobile Living Units
Against Consensus——————————— Developing Multidimensional Objects
Double link ——————————————-Against Consensus
Self regulating systems——————- —— Agnese
Ear to Eye ——————————————— Illuminating the Imperceptible
Bias within creative technologies—— — Alien Spectres
Mobile Living Units ——————————-Voicing [feminist] sciFi
Developing Multidimensional Objects—Creative Media Activism
Creative Media Activism————————Double link
Against Consensus ——————————-Self regulating systems
Ear to Eye ———————————————Agnese
Illuminating the Imperceptible ————-Bias within creative technologies
Alien Spectres————————————— Mobile Living Units
Voicing [feminist] sciFi————————-Developing Multidimensional Objects
Double link ——————————————-Voicing [feminist] sciFi
Self regulating systems——————- —— Creative Media Activism
Ear to Eye ———————————————Against Consensus
Bias within creative technologies—— —-Agnese
Mobile Living Units —————————— Illuminating the Imperceptible
Developing Multidimensional Objects—Alien Spectres
Alien Spectres—————————————Double link
Voicing [feminist] sciFi————————-Self regulating systems
Creative Media Activism————————Ear to Eye
Against Consensus———————————Bias within creative technologies
Mobile Living Units ——————————Agnese
Illuminating the Imperceptible ————Developing Multidimensional Objects