From week 5, we are shifting our focus from research to making. For week 5’s blog post, you are asked to research your project and present the relevant background to your proposal.
While I realise that you are yet to propose a project, this is meant to motivate you to start thinking about the ideas, materials, media, and technologies you are interested in developing. You can use the same research process introduced in week 2’s workshop to provide a comprehensive picture of the field within which your proposed project will sit. For example, if you are interested in Augmented Reality, what historical development informed this field? What are the different applications? What is happening right now that is interesting?
For those who have visited the Out of Hand exhibition, where possible feed your research into this week’s post. For example, there may be a work that relates to the ideas you want to work with. Or if materialising the digital falls within your area of interests, there are many examples of materials and processes that serve different purposes and explore different ideas that are worth analysing.
You should come to week 6’s class fully prepared for further discussion on ideas you are interested in pursuing.
In week 6, you are asked to focus on writing up a Project pitch for Media Arts project. Build on your research in week 5 and distill from our discussions in week 6 to arrive a brief proposal of what your Media Art project may look like. In week 6 we will identify a number of works related to the ideas tabled for re-creation in week 7. Your pitch may include a brief analysis of these existing works.
Assessment 1 is due 1 minute before midnight on 3 April 2017 (Monday of week 6).