A. Over the past few weeks we have been doing a lot with our sociology project. First we learned about how to write the writing pieces for our Project. We learned about multiple drafts and how to edit our drafts using the RADAR strategy. We also finished construction of our masks using many materials like paint. I also used some wire and leafs to give it some texture. Our masks incorporated a lot of symbolism to represent how we have been socialized. Most recently, we have been working on brainstorming how we plan to run our exhibition for this project. For this Exhibition we are going to make the exhibition as the social action piece so we have been brainstorming and prototyping ways to do this and have just decided on the big picture idea. The format will be a cycle of socialization maze. It is still to be determined the specific details but we are working in that direction.
B. The problems that this exhibition is trying to address that previous exhibitions have failed at is to make it interesting, engaging for everyone, and have people really learn and walk away with some of the knowledge that we have. By doing our exhibition with this maze format we plan to have even the little kids of families not bored. This maze will be engaging, hands on, and we hope that people will learn a lot more from the exhibition this way.
C. For this exhibition I am most excited about the possible roles of project manager and designer. I like the idea of project manager because I am a good leader and enjoy helping facilitate in groups. This position is one that I believe I would fit very well and look forward to the possibility of being in. I love designing things and I would love to plan the different rooms and what would be in them to be able to incorporate my ideas in them because my idea didn’t involve a maze so I would love to try and incorporate some different ideas into the maze.
D. I want to work on adding an interesting element of engagement to the maze but I’m not totally sure what it is yet. Maybe it could take the shape of some visual elements on the walls.
E. Some reflections that I have looking back on the past two weeks is to split up to accomplish different tasks because that led to us being more productive. Also make sure you are listening to everyone's ideas because sometimes you have an idea and can sometimes block out others even though they are very good.