05/ 6: Assessment 1 Blog posts

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.

Cover of Wired Magazine featuring Limor Fried aka Lady Ada founder of Adafruit Industries.

Cover of Wired Magazine featuring Limor Fried aka Lady Ada founder of Adafruit Industries. Adafruit website states that “Limor was the first female engineer on the cover of WIRED magazine, awarded Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur of the year” and “Adafruit is ranked #11 in the top 20 USA manufacturing companies and #1 in New York City by Inc. 5000 fastest growing private companies.” from https://www.adafruit.com/about

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.

“This is another photograph of aeronautical pioneer Lawrence Hargrave with his invention the box kite. This image shows him with three kites linked together. In the famous man-lifting flight experiment, Hargrave used four kites and was lifted 16 feet from the ground in a 21 mph wind. Hargrave realised that the experiment demonstrated a safe and controlled means of making an ascent using artificial flight technology” (from http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/imageservices/2013/01/lawrence-hargrave-and-three-box-kites/)

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).

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