Week 3 - Next Steps, Hurdles, and Exploration

While I have a fairly solid foundation of research and questions pushing me towards developing more concrete work, there are a few steps that need to be worked out to really begin reaching that place.

 
  • Organize mind map into more distinct categories and themes - find the currents running through all of the questions and content.

 

  • Develop a hierarchy of content from the mind map. What are the main questions, scenarios, and possibly technology, I am exploring?

 

  • More concretely identify the "problem" areas. What are the scenarios where technology is affecting, influencing, and augmenting the way we connect and understand ourselves and each other?

 

  • Develop more of a stance on whether this work will be a singular piece or a series of more micro interventions under the same umbrella. What are the pros and cons of each of those approaches?

 

  • Reading and Research: Finish Reclaiming Conversation - Sherry Turkle - Dive deeper into MIT AI research re: emotion recognition - Research history and development of the organic food movement.

 

Project Statement

 

Through this work I am seeking to 1) research and further understand how our modern tools of communication and expression are shifting the way in which we understand ourselves and each other and 2) explore how the language of commercial product design can create meaningful opportunities and interventions within those shifts. 

 

“We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.” - John Culkin

 
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