Studio B: The Race Begins


Overview

In our Studio class on the 4th of November, we concluded phase one of the IGMD project and began on phase two. Phase two consists of using the tasks we did and things we have learned in the last few weeks (the museum and eBay texts and LATCH analysis) and creating the structure and content of a presentation.

As a group, we decided on roles, a structure and organization, and different sub-pairings within the group itself, and emerged from the discussion with the following breakdown:

  1. Introduction
    1. Names
    2. Who are we?
      1. Nationality
      2. Ethnicity
      3. Personalities
    3. Job titles
  2. Camera Lens
    1. Objective
    2. Contextual
    3. Personal
  3. Bangle
    1. Objective
    2. Contextual
    3. Personal
  4. Bracelet
    1. Objective
    2. Contextual
    3. Personal
  5. Necklace
    1. Objective
    2. Contextual
    3. Personal
  6. Angel
    1. Objective
    2. Contextual
    3. Personal
  7. Bottle Opener
    1. Objective
    2. Contextual
    3. Personal
  8. How to See the World
    1. Why is it relevant
    2. Example One
    3. Example Two
    4. Example Three
  9. The Interconnection
    1. The overarching theory
    2. Map
    3. Contextual themes
  10. Personal themes
    1. Make one final piece about all the objects
  11. The Final Review
    1. CTS
      1. Good
      2. Bad
      3. What works?
      4. What doesn’t?
    2. Studio
      1. Good
      2. Bad
      3. What works?
      4. What doesn’t?

Definitions

  • Objective
    • A project which the two group members doing the contextual and personal sections do together: this is a project which gives an entirely different character to the object
      • For example, Ellen and Jay analyse Ellen’s item, a bottle opener, and re-imagine the item as a featured object on a poster for a band gig
  • Contextual
    • A project done by a group member who does not know the personal story behind the object: They look at the object from a cultural and social point of view and do primary and secondary research to support this
      • For example, Doris researches Matthew’s item. She finds information on the cultural implications of the bracelet and also interviews people or reads articles on the social importance of necklaces in that are and across the world
  • Personal
    • An analysis and story created by the person whom the object belongs to: they create a supplement to the contextual research and show a completely different facet of the object which you do not see before
      • For example, Yash describes her object, how she got it, what it means, and what it means to her

Helpful Organizational Tips

  • Come up with common files
    • Common folders
    • Common dimensions
  • Work with geography and nationality

Pairs Within the Group

Object Contextual Personal
Bottle Opener Jay Ellen
Necklace Matthew Doris
Angel Yash Karoline
Bracelet Doris Matthew
Bangle Karoline Yash
Camera Lens Ellen Jay

 

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