I've been thinking about how I could use this. Will there be room for it Witihin the main body of the dissertation? How and where will it fit in, without going over ground that has ready been covered? How much space should be allocated to it?
I could try and be quite imaginative with this. In my head I'd been thinking that this would be text and photographs. There's an opportunity though to do something more interesting. I could make the write up quite an interesting multimodal artefact in itself, as follows:
Another quite interesting idea...
I could create some form of image (annotated photograph, manipulated photo, my own creation) to demonstrate the different modes being employed. This would almost be a scientific e.g. Medical, biological diagram.
Maybe do this in thinglink: by hovering over different parts of the diagram, text appears naming the mode. THe pop Up text would be a combination of descriptive dialogue interwoven with literature, for instance a direct quote or a 'see for instance Kress 2001'.
A bit like the maps for the NG project, I should take the original photo and do something interesting with it, not least as my own 'people shots' from the observation aren't particularly strong. AS this is in Eca/architecture, maybe I take an artistic or architectural approach to the image. Actually, the idea of architecture is good, although it could cause confusion with the constellation map if it ends up looking like a plan. Maybe just go for something interesting and artistic.
It might be difficult to depict the artwork on a people image therefore maybe i create a composite in PowerPoint, with a 'model and sketches' image inset, which I then import to thinglink to make interactive.
As per the use of videos within this dissertation, I don't want lots of accompanying explanatory text - this implies a lack of faith in the artefact. This image should work as a stand alone, therefore I'll have the smallest amount of text (as part of the wider text) and then have - 'see image' or perhaps not even that.
An e-mail conversation with Stephen Hunter from Intermedia art this afternoon:
So, there's still the possibility that I might be able to observe Intermedia Art taking place and also the subsequent assessment of the student's work.
I now have a confirmed date for an observation in Architecture - Friday 5th April. The specific arrangements, including timing and venue, are to be confirmed in due course.
True to her word, Sian quickly contacted Dai Hounsell on my behalf in order to identify whether there was anyone he could suggest that I might approach with regard to possible crit observation. Here's Sian's e-mail (including Dai's response):
I'll draft my 'approach email' over Christmas and then send it at the very start of the new term. There doesn't seem much point in sending anything at this stage.