Spring-Summer semester 2018-2019: self-directed research
The Spring / Summer semester will be focused around developing your skills and interests within the domain of digital culture.
Artifacts of Digital Culture.
This semester is based on self-directed research into digital culture. We start from this research process from an 'artifact' of digital culture. This can be a text you've read, a piece of software, an online community, a concept, an image, a website, a method, a film etc
We will do short laps of 4 weeks of research on a particular topic, meaning you go from initial interest/question to some form of output in 4 weeks.
4/2 11/2 18/2 25/2 4/3 Spring Break 11/3 Sprint Weeks 18/3 Sprint Weeks 25/3 Sprint Weeks 1/4 8/4 Guest tutoring Dennis de Bel 15/4 Guest tutoring Dennis de Bel 22/4 Seoul Trip / Guest tutoring Dennis de Bel 29/4 May holidays 06/5 Guest tutoring Dennis de Bel 13/5 20/5 27/5 03/6 Documentation Workshop? 10/6 pinkster 17/6 Assesments 21/6 Schouw
20/5 Describing a work
- in 200 words or less, describe the project how a visitor would SEE it. Not how it is made, what it is referring to, but just what someone would see/hear/feel/smell as they engage with the project.
- come up with three keywords that describe your project
- think of three possible titles for the project
post links to your documentation assignments here:
27/05 Describing intentions and context
- in 200 words (or less) describe the project terms of your research background.
- Think of including things like intentions, context, process, starting points.
- Re-use the keywords from last assignment.
03/06 Documentation finalization
What to hand in:
- A synthesis of the two 200 word descriptions (the literal one and the one about intentions/background (don't forget to use your keywords!)) into:
- a 150 word 'long' description
- a brief description of maximum three sentences
- A title for the project
- One main image / still / gif / documentation photo
- Up to three supporting images
Then make a subpage on your own user page for the project.
You can use last year's project documentation page as an example:
- Use the Project page example template to fill in your documentation
- Title is self explanatory
- For the 'author' field link to your wiki username
- For 'image', link to the main image (you need to upload those to the wiki first)
- As year use the current school year (2017-2018)
- For 'description' use the short three sentence description
- 'soure' is where a link to your code repository goes, in case you still need to make one use https://git.gda.digital/
- 'url' is for any external URLs that host the project
- if your project doesn't have a source or external URL where it lives, you can remove those fields.
- more images are for your extra supporting images