Since starting this module, we've covered topics I'd expected but a lot more came as a surprise. In the first week we were asked to explore the idea of being a "cyborg", exploring the definition to a point I hadn't considered before. We thought about the extent that we would consider different technologies to be part of our lives. Whether we would think of them as a cognitive or a physical prosthesis. I found this a little strange at first, but it was only a taster of things to come.
We had a couple of cool ideas for this, we settled on creating stickers to raise awareness of public surveillance.
It's not something I feel particularly strongly about and I felt pretty uncomfortable putting the stickers up. I wasn't a massive fan of this task.
This was supposed to be a crowd sourcing project, but I suppose our group jumped the gun a bit when we were shown 'sweding'. We just wanted to have a laugh.
We set out with a rough plan, giddy at the thought of Andy in a jockstrap being on YouTube for everyone to see. We'd managed to get the majority of filming done before the next session, where we were shown sites/projects such as the Johnny Cash Project. A lot of other groups decided to base there's on the same concept, posting messages and events on Facebook to try and get people involved.
It was too late to try and change our game plan so we stuck with it and filmed a few more scenes. You can see the result below:
Flat mates are burning fish fingers again; what should I try and save this time?
For my two minute video I was initially going to head down to the Barbican and film some of the hustle and bustle, though once down there I had an unfortunate accident resulting in the death of my camera.
I wasn't able to get hold of another camera until Monday, but even then the Media Hub were clean out. Managed to acquire one on Tuesday afternoon; I was planning to go to the Open Mic anyway and thought it would be perfect! Unfortunately trying to storyboard such an event proved to be difficult as it wasn't really within my control. Nonetheless I attempted to predict the shots and luckily they didn't fall far from the eventual shots.