Monday, 21 November 2011

Casting Experiments

Awaiting results due to time-intensive nature of medium (casting, curing etc)

Beginning to think this process may not be the way forward simply due to lack of expediency for the direction I have been aiming for.

What does this highlight?

1) Possibly too focused in one direction: what if this project were focused entirely upon a series of designer toys, and the monufacture/limited production of them thereof?

2) Maybe jumping into practical concerns too early, return to concepts and ideas: what it COULD be, not what it COULD NOT be.

(full writeup of process with illustration found in contextual review)

Will return to this process when  more progress has been made in development of narrative voice of the project.

Review/Talk on Methodology with John  (PM)

This course is not everything you do, and everything you do is not the course.


It is part of your practice but not everything.

It CRYSTALLIZES an ASPECT of what I do.

READING <(offsetting)> DRAWING

The Dick dastardly approach: Don't just stand there: DO Something.

Where do I stand?

ABSTRACT <------------------------------------------------------------> COMMERCIAL

Explore it.

Illustrate it.

Creativity is where the senses overlap 

(Consider synaesthesia: Kandinsky)

What is METHODOLOGY?

The Outcome, rather than the Findings

It may be a new contribution to knowledge unearthed.

Think:

Does my methodology need to be changed?

Hunger for new knowledge, new ideas.

Remember:

The key questions for evaluation:

WHAT?

(Initial question)

WHY?

(Validity)

HOW?

(Methodology)

SO WHAT?

(Context)

(These MUST be answered at a Masters level for submission)


Most Difficult Part:

The SO WHAT.

This is where Neil's lectures help.

The rest is easier than you think (if you just get on and do)

Further Thoughts/ Notes

Should reassess methodology: make sure I understand it fully.

Kurt Schwitters

Assess my context and position, explore as illustration?

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