In this micro-project, we were tasked to take photos of spaces or objects in ADM that are meaningful to us, and post it on our Instagram feed, with the tag ‘#1010adm’.
My Image, captioned 'The Beginning'
The Beginning – photo taken at ADM level 1 entrance near the bus stop
- Why did you choose this space or object to photograph?
I chose this space because it was the exact place where I started my ADM journey as a freshman. Being from junior college where lessons were mundane and rigid, I did not know what to expect of university and the lifestyle there. Stepping through those doors to ADM for orientation was the point where I realised that this is the start of something new. At that point of time, that space was the area where I met my first friend in ADM and had a lot of fun during orientation. Since then, those doors became a place that hold different memories for me, whether it was rushing to lessons or casually walking in with friends, and its the same doors that I exit to return to the comfort of home. That space, although empty looking in the picture, was a place full of memories of my first encounter with university life.
- What are some of the characteristics of this alternative virtual space you have created collectively?
- Under what circumstance will this alternative virtual space change?
Presence of people, when the purpose of this hashtag is changed, if other pictures of other locations other than ADM appears.
- How does this project relate to what we discussed in the lecture regarding co-creation, the concept of Do-It-Yourself (DIY), Do-It-With-Others (DIWO)?
DIY: The fact that the place or object I chose is personal and may only be meaningful to myself (in terms of memory, experiences, etc.)
DIWO: The use of Instagram as a social platform and hashtags as a function in this platform to spread your personal message to others and probably create different reactions from other users who may have thought of the same place (through comments) – and giving encouragement for others to post different areas of ADM (peer pressure). Getting users to communicate and give new perspectives through one virtual space.