“The camera doesn’t rape, or even possess, though it may presume, intrude, trespass, distort, exploit and, at the farthest reach of metaphor, assassinate – all activities that, unlike the sexual push and shove, can be conducted from a distance, and with some detachment” (Sontag, 1977).
A documentation of ideas, process and critical reflection.
Because this module of study was focused on experimentation and exploration in terms of development, I freely and divergently tested this process throughout, possibly devoting too much time to this phase, dreading the presentation and modes of display for the assessment with the amount of time I have allowed for this process.
I will begin this blog writing about my passion: Culture. Youth culture in particular. I believe that youth culture is the driving force of society, communication, art, music, and the nemesis of politics.
These outcomes will respond to the theme acting as a stimulus to creative problem solving for the project.
My methodologies are a blend of goal and process oriented systems where there is a beginning and an end to the project brief but the idea generation phase isn’t always subjective to the progression of the selected goals, but rather subjective to research.
Practice led research = practice based research practice as research uses a form of research based on the works itself intended to identify research outputs. I
Interpretive research is vastly different in that it is similar to qualitative practices but distinct in its approach placing subjects of study in their contexts, historical, linguistic, etc. shaped by the social contexts of human experience.
The research is coming along really well since during the course of the first module, I drew up a rough draft of my brief and spent most of the break in-between gathering up scholarly journals and relevant books on my theme.
The concept of reflection can be found in writings dating back to Plato, who stressed great value on reflecting through narratives or dialog, but the modern beginning of the study began with Flavell and became a trend in psychology in the 70s.
I believe we must understand the philosophy of epistemology and the development of these theories in order to grasp a working knowledge of how critical thinking is employed.
My interests as a creative practitioner by far, involves positive social change and awareness campaigns. I have a fascination that lies with the relationship between graphic communication and social and cultural function.
As a practitioner, my primary focus is on awareness campaigns, humanitarian work, and social issues.