Where to Begin?
I began the process of thinking about my FYP by undertaking some creative thinking exercises to kick-start my thought process. The first thing I did was to write down some of my skillsets and arrange them in order of confidence in my skillsets as well as how interested I was in creating those kinds of works.
This process was helpful in determining the kinds of works that I was most interested in executing. The red-line represented skills that I was slightly less confident in or types of work that I was not as interested in compared to those above the line. This process helped me narrow down the possible execution routes I could consider when I started thinking about the topics and ideas that I wanted to possibly tackle for my FYP.
The next thing I did was to list down the topics and ideas that I was personally interested and invested in, as well as issues that are hot topics within the public consciousness. (My personal ideas are on the larger slips of paper). The final step was to combine different slips of paper to see how these execution methods and topics could lead to interesting lines of questioning or idea projects that I could continue to develop into an FYP. That being said, here are 3 possible initial ideas that I have come up with.
1. I See You
Topic: Digital Surveillance | Execution: Installation
2. The Sound of the Skies
Topic: Weather & Climate Change | Execution: Data driven Audio & Visualization
3. City Movement
Topic: Transportation | Execution: Data driven interactive visualization
I will continue to elaborate on each of the ideas in the following posts.