I'm new to OAC, and am interested in thinking about engaging ways to present and interact with ethnographic research. One of my first ventures into this is here:
It's a small bit of a larger project, and is not so much about interaction with the user as a way to present one person's map and story together, while attempting to convey some of the "feel" of how the map was laid out, and of the mapmaker's voice (without risking loss of confidentiality). Working on it has gotten me thinking about other more interactive, game-like possibilities though.
Any thoughts, suggestions, etc. are appreciated. I am especially curious about other similar/related kinds of work.
Thank you for taking a look. I would definitely like to do a couple more from different neighborhoods.
This was for a final master's project (completed with an awesome partner) that is officially over, but I'm still experimenting with this little offshoot from the project by working on a few more processing sketches to explore game play and using instruments to represent different voices. There was so much there that would be great to investigate and develop further with more time. I'm happy to have graduated of course, but would also love to be able to keep working on aspects of the project full-time.
A former professor sent me a link to this animated short I had never seen before (but um, maybe everyone else in the world already has? There are so many movies that Everyone But Me has already seen, and it did win an Academy Award...) In addition to just being delightful in every way, it makes really interesting use of dialogue from interviews:
Makes me think about ethnographic representation and art.