In trying to get back to a brain space conducive to the synthesis of events, ideas, and evaluations that need to happen, I revisited some of my research from early fall semester (when I was obsessed with Richard Sennett and Organic User Interfaces). I came across three quotations that were formative then and still hold major resonance with the mission of my thesis:
“I want to make a simple proposal about this engaged material consciousness: we become particularly interested in the things we can change…. People invest thought in the things they can change…”
“…evolution occurs when a new material condition suggests the new use of a new tool.”
Richard Sennett, The Craftsman
“One of the best ways to gain a deeper understanding of something is to create it, to construct it, to build it.”
Mitch Resnick, Behavior Construction Kits
The final presentation for Module 1. The methodological module is meant to explore and investigate the types of approaches to research that are dominant in our respective disciplines. With this in mind, this presentation is an overview of methodologies applicable to my current direction, of how I might gather data for evaluation and prototypes, and is not an solidified outline of my project’s trajectory since I have yet to define the project at this point.