After presentations shared by the class we had quick feedback sessions between each presentation. For my makings the feedback was based around what these technologies can be used to create..
Ideas that came about:
- Creating atmosphere
- Looking into ‘New Museology’
Narrative Spaces: On the art of exhibiting
Herman Kossmann, Suzanne Mulder, Frank den Oudsten.
The Practice of Design; Between knowing and experiencing, Herman Kossmann, Pg 100…
- Without the transformation of someones thinking – not much of the narrative will be remembered.
- If it’s touching – produces experience that will last for a long time.
- Needs to provide more than just an ‘experience’.
- Should address intellect, learning and understanding – or ‘knowing’.
- Experience has predominantly subjective nature – Emotions and associations being triggered.
- Understanding and knowing root in reflection; they are aimed at thinking, conceptualising and interpreting, and are more of an abstract nature.
- ‘Experience’ and ‘knowing’ are two dimensions of insight – mutually influence each other.
- How to address both??
- Finding balance between ‘cognitive’ and ‘Sensory’ experience.
Reading: A Space for ‘Thinking Differently’
A Space for ‘Thinking Differently’: Learning and Teaching Practical Theology in Non-confessional Settings.
This article develops a context-specific approach to learning and teaching of Practical Theology in non-confessional settings in higher education. Where Practical Theology is not linked to ministerial training and exclusively Christian discipleship, the first task is to redefine its purpose for a diverse body of students and staff of all faiths and none. The classroom is conceived here as a space for ‘thinking differently’ in dialogue with alterity about contemporary issues in lived religion with the aim of shaping ethically engaged habitus. This is framed as the process of ‘becoming divine’ through self-transcendence and active contribution to this-worldly transformation. Underlying this approach is a theological anthropology of the human subject as fragment which is open to the future. The use of autoethnography is explored as a method for narrative identity formation which complements and is complemented by engagement with public debate. The non-confessional setting draws attention to fluid identities beyond the binary of ‘church’ and ‘world’, and to issues of pluralism in identity formation. Finally, questions arise regarding the role of the educator and the management of their own ‘confession’.
Author: Stuerzenhofecker, Katja
The purpose of this project is to teach others and transform ones thinking. To show that it is not just and ‘experience’ that creates a memory. Incorporating and finding the balance of cognitive and sensory experiences addressing intellect, learning and understanding to create a memorable moment. I want to address the problem with learning and how the balance of knowing and experience triggers an audience to connect with information that is of importance to be taught. My research is based around common informational and teaching platforms and the flaws that are limiting the memorable knowledge and experiences to the audience. I am looking into interactive technologies that are likely to enhance a persons response to information or connectivity to the problems portrayed
After talking about projection and how I can implement this into my research I talked to Oli and he showed me a really cool piece of software called TouchDesigner. After playing around on the software I was finally able to get some projections to work.
I Tried another software called VPT. Here was a quick video I took of me playing around on the software:
Another making for this week was with the software called medium. This was using the VR system in the Spatial block. It was more of an experimental play around rather than a specific making but it all ties in nicely with the futuristic scenarios I’ve been researching into..
Talked to Jen and group about ideas I’ve had. Learned to look further into specific words I am interested in. Such as Museum- finding its definition, history behind the word and the idea of the word.
Quickly gave myself a title -Newseum (play on words new and museum)
Subtitle – Altering the perception of the traditional idea of a museum.
After catching up with Sopanha today we looked into alternative ways to live in the future. for her predominantly the idea of ‘post-capitalism’ and looking into a society withought the use of money or work – just leisure and freedom. I really like this perspective of looking at life with ‘robots’ doing all of the jobs humans usually do. The way we were approaching this concept was to look at humans being able to do the things they wanted to do and freely – if they wanted to do work it is no longer work just more a hobby or lifestyle choice.
Talking about my approach to creating an informative space about learning.. We talked about how I need to start making instead of thinking for a ‘final’ idea. I keep looking for a solution for my questions without developing makings to generate towards a solution. I am going to look outside of the idea of a museum and explore more through research into technologies and sustainable living futures.
Topics to explore: