The final research documentation is due on Dec 19, 11.59pm.
As always, you will be uploading one PDF to a shared BFA CD google folder. You’ll receive details in an email.
This final PDF collects everything you did during thesis 1 plus two things: Feedback from our guest critics (+ your reflection on it) and a proposal for thesis 2. Please carefully follow the instructions to the right to write up your thesis 2 proposal. Keep this short: A one page overview that you add to the end of your publication.
After you submit your PDF, don’t look at anything related to thesis for at least two weeks.
Next Monday we will meet in our regular classroom. Bring food and something to drink if you want. We’ll debrief thesis 1 look at thesis 2 and I am also available for individual discussion where needed.
THESIS 2 PROPOSAL
→ TOPIC (WHAT & SO WHAT)
A short paragraph about your topic and why it is meaningful to you.
→ AIM (NOW WHAT)
Describe the message you want to communicate to a specific audience, or within a specific context. Define the purpose of your study, ie: whether it is intended to trigger a reaction, to persuade your audience of a fact, communicate an emotion, or expose gathered and analyzed information in an effective manner.
Who is your focus group?
What are your conceptual means? How do you communicate? Examples: Will you create an Avatar to convey a message? Are you going to Illustrate statistic numbers to make a point? Will you conduct a self study/experiment?
→ CHANNEL OF COMMUNICATION
The channel of communication is basically the shape your project will take to reach your audience (game, website, installation, book, publication, ..).
Most important: Set up a schedule for the time from Jan 23 to April 10.
What will you be doing to implement your thesis 2 project every single week?
At this point things are still in progress and it is no problem to change the schedule early next semester. Start from the back and think about what you would like to achieve.