The final presentations will take place during the final two classes on December 7th and December 14th.
There are notes on the presentations below. I would like to receive a summary of your talk, and a draft slide deck, by the end of Wednesday 28th November. We can then discuss over email and in class.
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The final presentations are intended to show your understanding and development of the ideas discussed in class, and your ability to research your own interests, make connections, and articulate your own ideas.
The presentations should be 10 to 15 minutes in length, and contain visuals.
Keynote/Powerpoint/etc are powerful tools for storyboarding ideas, as well as giving talks. I recommend reading Russell Davies on powerpoint as a toy for thought and watching this short video on creative speaking (youtube link dead, you can watch the movie here).
The content of the presentation is up to you, and feel free to email with thoughts and ideas and we can bounce them back and forth. I would expect your presentation to be one of the following – but feel free to argue:
- an elaboration of an idea discussed in class, developed with further examples and connections
- an explanation of a phenomenon you’ve identified and have evidence for
- or, a development of a previous assignment with more research and prototyping
Remember, the important thing is not the conclusion, but articulating a process.
Go back through the blog you’ve been keeping all term, and find the common threads within it. This is your subject. This is why you’ve been keeping it.
Hopefully, this makes sense from what you’ve seen me doing all term. Here are some more angles to come at this from, with the examples we’ve covered:
- How a technology came to be (the history of GPS)
- The background to an artifact (map projections, the Earthrise photo)
- Unexpected consequence or use of technology (Kinect, Dronestagram)
- Unexpected connections between technologies (the wine press, book press, book scanner)
- Echoes or refractions of technologies (Lenna, the story of the MP3)
- The consequences of history on data and networks (souvenirs, the Time UI and interactions)
- Tracing or mapping the physical development or aggregation of a technology (sourcemap, gizmo landscapes)
As ever, email if you have questions.
From the Lecture:
- DIY Book Scanning
- The House of Wisdom and the Transmission of the Classics
- For Our Times: 50 Pirate Works
- The Piracy Project
- The Art of Google Books
- Walking Papers
- Balloon Mapping
- Google Street View Hyperspheres
- How Google Builds Its Maps [The Atlantic]
- A preliminary atlas of Gizmo Landscapes
- ScanLAB Projects
- Collapsed Building Scan
- The Flip Flop
- Smithsonian 3D Scanning
- Conserving Digital Artworks
- Photographing Digital Artworks
- The history of the MP3
From the class:
From James’ presentation:
- Stef Lewandowski’s Twitter Necklace
- Soundwave bracelets
- Soundwave rings
- Painting the Google Art Project
- A Tool to Deceive and Slaughter
- Chain World
- Brenda Brathwaite’s Train
- Regeneration Exhibition
- Eames’ Mathematica
- Olympics Brand Exclusion Zone
- Google Maps Border Dispute
- Mercator Projection
- Peters Projection
- Upside Down Maps
- Dymaxion Map
- GPS Monuments
- Iranian drone toys
- GPS Spoofing
- Here and There Map
- NYPL Map Warper
- Urban Geofiction
- Open Street Map
- Stamen Watercolor Maps
- Haiti OSM Maps
- Walking Papers
- Mapping Guimaraes
- Balloon Mapping
- Ballooning Guimaraes
- Mike Migurski
- Aaron Straup Cope
- Red Dot Fever
- This isn’t f***ing Dalston!
- Satellite Eyes
Create a mapping based on something personally significant, or newsworthy. Base it on publicly-available data and mapping imagery and tools, and explain its relationship to the issues raised in the Maps class. Alternatively, create a mapping tool or application, for navigation.
Reading for the week is Keller Easterling’s “The Action is the Form” – which has been emailed to you.
From the presentation:
- A lot of ground covered in this blog post: Walter Benjamin’s Aura: Open Bookmarks and the future eBook
- SXSW Fieldnotes (also Maps, Books, Spimes, Paper: Post-Digital Media Design)
- Bookcubes: Souvenirs of Digital Reading
- Bkkeepr (Introduction)
- Kindle Daily Review
- Open Bookmarks
- Christian Marclay’s Clock
- Photojojo’s Time Capsule
- RealTime World War II
- One Hour Per Second
- The internet considered as memory
And discussed in class:
This week, please read Paul Ford’s essay Time’s Inverted Index.
Please identify, or make, and write about a souvenir of a digital experience. Explain what makes this a “digital experience” and also what qualities make your thing a “souvenir”.
Please post this to your blog, and send me the link, by the end of Thursday 1st November.