• The Relay source that was the greatest inspiration for me was: The Cape. Especially in the way that the pictures (or thumbnails) were organized in a linear fashion that encouraged the reader to start on one picture then move to the next. It wasn’t a necessity to follow any certain prescribed path as you viewed, but it may have helped. I used this technique in Part 2 by creating 6 different thumbnails that seem to be more effective and more enjoyable when followed as a linear plotline, but I made it possible to still enjoy each page individually so the viewer to could go from picture to picture in no particular order.
  • This technique was also employed by “Like Stars in the Clear Night Sky.” It was possible on the website, and I hope it’s possible for my website as well, that a viewer could log on, view a page, leave the site, and still be satisfied. I tried to make each page to have something unique and individual about it so that they could stand on its own. This quite often meant adding some sort of media (picture, video, link) to every page so that they felt complete.
  • For “The Likert Scale” I had a picture that I kept building on and finally finished at the last stage of the scale. This is reminiscent of how “my body: a Wunderkammer” had one pieced together picture that then had the viewer branch out from that starting point.
  • For Part 2 of the project I tried to add commentary to my previous history, from the standpoint of who I am today. Much of it was just commenting on how silly I was a child, but some reflections ended up making some meaningful findings. This type of retrospective commentary in the midst of “real-time” story telling was also captured in the “Hide and Seek
  • Ulmer stresses the importance of haiku logic. Statements that are fast, efficient and straight to the point. This is the topic that I need to continually work on. I tried to limit myself as much as a could for each part of this project… but it’s so hard! I tend to be very long-winded and can just keep going and going and going (like on this Poetics page). Using haiku, and really trying to just capture the essence of an experience will be an ongoing effort throughout this course.
  • I did find my attunement throughout this project, and I think that this leads to the image-motif of my project. I am a very organized person, and I believe that my focus on order and having everything categorized and clear flows through this project. The basic set up I chose for both parts lends itself very well to being super organized: You have an opening page, from the opening page you link to another, and after viewing that page you return to the opening page to click again. Being organized takes some extra work and a little extra “linkage,” but it’s the way that I like things- so I’m going to keep at it.

WHEW! You got through all that reading! Now get back to the good stuff.

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