FVIM-416-SU90- Special Topics in Integrated Media

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Hi Everyone! - here is a very short video introducing the basics of adding content to your page. Remember this is a Wikipedia tutorial, so remember to contribute your actual content here on our own wiki....[1]


This online wiki course provides support for student-centred project development. It is intended to support the critical and artistic development of scripts, installation concepts/plans and media based projects in preparation for execution in a fall term studio class. This course encompasses critical, cultural, historical, conceptual, thematic contexts customized for the student's area of inquiry. The course is open to 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students. Senior students may use this course to develop the premise, script, body of writing, installation, media artwork for their senior year graduation project undertaken through FVIM 400/410, ANIM 400/410, ISMA 400/410, GEVA 400/410, VIAR 400/410, CRCP etc. FVIM 416 Online will be an active site of discussion, research and presentations. All course content will take place on the wiki (wiki.ecuad.ca). Students must post weekly and contribute to feedback of their peers as part of their work and attendance. This course will provide an opportunity for the student to conduct research, project development and pre-production in areas of interest particular to the student. This experience is intended to hone self-initiated and self-directed creative explorations. Students will first propose a project in the form of treatments and/or concept proposal for their work. This proposal will then be developed into the appropriate format (scripts, schematics, technical maps, prototypes, sketches, story boards of visuals depending on the nature of the project). Students in consultation with the instructor will research related thematics or prevalent media to hone a critical understanding and historical perspective for the topic(s), thematic(s) or concepts that are central to their projects. Students will work independently and meet in online seminar groups for feedback support. These activities will be complemented by draft assessments by the instructor, Skype meetings with the instructor, face to face Skype group critiques of the work in progress. A high level of self-directed activity is expected, along with online participation in presentations, critiques and engagement in the research of your peers. Upon request, senior students will be given mentor status thereby being group leaders and mentoring 2nd and 3rd year students in their group. This will provide excellent experience that may be added to their developing Resume/CV.

Weekly material is due by Sunday night of each week.

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FVIM 416 Summer 2013. Special Topics in Integrated Media : a course for for student-centred Project Research and Development took place on Wiki.ecuad.ca and Skype across 8 time zones and 5 continents. The participating students represented several faculties and 2, 3 and 4th years of study.

Contents

WEEK BY WEEK with detailed information below peer groups

Feedback on Peers: Instructions:

you can add feedback, comments etc. on your peers pages by clicking 'Edit" on their page and adding your comments. Preface your comment by adding this first:  : COMMENT (your name here) (your comments here)(please be mindful of their space and design of their page) end comment

Peer groups


these peer groups are not organized according to disciplines or project directions, rather my hope is that the peer groups will be dynamic, interdisciplinary and therefore interesting in terms of learning about areas you may not be as familiar with. Of course you are encouraged to also comment on the work of students who are outside your peer groups! I have listed your names here according to what is on the register so if you prefer to go by a different name, please let me know and I will set you up! Also if you would prefer to link to your previous wiki page, you can redirect to it by placing the link at the top of your page below. Just remember to list the most recent posts at the top of your page. So by the end of the course, week 1's content will be at the bottom of your page and week 8- August 17th will be at the top of your page.
Please use these links to pages to post the content for this course - but you are free to customize and have fun with your user profile page if you wish!

Group 1
Udval Batbayar- FVIM 416/13 * Ingrid Olauson FVIM 416/13 * Vivian Yeung FVIM 416/13 * Jose Betancourt FVIM 416/13

Group 2
Navaporn Boonmasiri FVIM 416/13 * Gabriela Munoz FVIM 416/13 * Bernarda Cornejo FVIM 416/13

Group 3
Bita Joudaki FVIM 416/13 * Alonso Benavente Fortes FVIM 416/13 * Callista MacLennan FVIM 416/13 * Sarah Noa Bozenhardt FVIM 416/13

Group 4
Yintianxiao He FVIM 416/13 * Tarun Suresh FVIM 416/13 * Jennifer Koester FVIM 416/13

Week 1 July 2nd

Weekly material is due by Sunday night of each week. Evaluation: 10%


1. Introduction to the wiki. Online Tutorial. about wikis: [[2]]
Here is a very short video introducing the basics of adding content to your page. Remember this is a Wikipedia tutorial, so remember to contribute your actual content here on our own wiki....[3]

2. Introductions to your classmates by visiting their pages, familiarize yourself with our wiki space, experiment with the options by creating a profile and completing assignment 1
3. group skype meeting at 1pm for anyone that has particular questions.


Assignment 1 write three paragraphs introducing yourself, your past practice, projects, what is important to you, where you would like to develop artistically. Upload three images or more of your own work. Here is a link to learn how to do this on the wiki : [[4]] you can also see this page on Wikipedia: [5] - this is just a guide, so remember to use our wiki to do your work ;) Also provide three links to work that you have great affinity for.
Don't forget to comment on your peer groups work this week! thanks!

broadcast emails for this week


From: fiona bowie <bowiefb@ecuad.ca>
Subject: Read me on Tuesday July 2nd and enjoy the rest of Holiday Monday!
Date: July 1, 2013 8:13:13 PM PDT
To: fiona bowie

Hi all,
I am looking forward to working with all of you this summer on the development of your projects.

This class will take place on our Emily Carr WIki : (http://wiki.ecuad.ca )
which allows for everyone to engage in each others work, take advantage of research done in previous classes, see some interesting work done in those classes and find peer support.

Please spend this week familiarizing yourself with the wiki (I have provided some useful links for this, but also exploring is great!) and finishing assignment 1. (see our course page for details).

It is important to read the entire course page *carefully* so that you can familiarize yourself with the expectations and timeline of the course deliverables. You can click on the link of the main page to our course page. or simply go here: http://wiki.ecuad.ca/index.php/FVIM-416-SU90-_Special_Topics_in_Integrated_Media

I have created a page for each of you to start adding your content. (you will see the links on our course page under the heading "Peer Groups". As an obvious extension of this, I have also arranged you into peer groups for the term. That said, feel most welcome to look at the work of students (and comment for them) beyond your peer groups, especially if there is work that you are interested in or relates to your own work in some way.

Once you have read the course content and had a look around the wiki (you can even click on past courses to explore what was undertaken during those terms, though this is the first online FVIM 416) you are ready to begin adding content to your own page.

Please begin by logging in (top right hand corner) with your ECU webmail username and password. If you do not log in, you will not be able to navigate or edit as easily and your IP address will be also recorded in the "history".

Please also spend some time familiarizing yourself with the "read" function; "edit" function and "history " tab on the upper right side of all pages.

When you click on your own page, the PAGE tab is where your content will be added and the DISCUSSION tab is where you will create a broad annotated bibliography to assist you with your project and into the future.

please spend time considering the content of each week so that you know what is expected for the term. If you have any questions, you may skype me on Friday between 11 am and 1pm. Send me a note the day before if you do have questions so that I can anticipate your contact. You are not required to skype on Friday.

IMPORTANT*** the first contribution or edit to your page should be placing your skype username at the top of your page. This should remain at the top of your page for the term, above all of the other content. My skype username is bowiefb.

This is an intense and contracted term so a high degree of independent work and time commitment during the short 8 weeks is required.

thanks and look forward to the term!

Fiona Bowie



From: fiona bowie
Subject: Friday Skype Update
Date: July 4, 2013 12:01:11 PM PDT
To: fiona bowie
Hi All, great to see content beginning to go up and thanks for your initial questions. Due to the hi volume of skype requests for Friday, I will be available now from 1pm onward to 2pm (obviously those of you who have already requested meetings will know when to log on).
what I can do is :
at 1pm I will add everyone who has listed their skype name- if you have a question, simply go online and type hello into the text box. Then at 1:10 pm - I will create a group skype with anyone who has texted a request!
If you do not have questions and are happy working away on your own, then I will look forward to reading your assignment 1 on the weekend! best
Fiona

Week 2 July 9th

Weekly material is due by Sunday night of each week. Evaluation: 15%


Assignments: - Integrated Proposal and Bibliography start.

Tasks:
1. Proposal
2. start Bibliography
3. Each student review all assignments. Each person please comment on a fellow students work for which you feel affinity or excited.
Also, each student please comment the assignments of your peer groups.

Details:
Create a concise 500 word integrated proposal.
1. Define the type of work you will create: this proposal must include a description of what you want to develop. If your idea is not solidified, then describe in detail what is motivating the direction you are taking/or the type of project you are undertaking.
This proposal must include:
A. inspiration
B. historical and/or contemporary context
C. social, political context or relevance
D. is it well established territory, a hybrid practice, an experimental foray, a reinterpretation of a genre, medium, media etc.?
E. discuss the critical, cultural, conceptual, thematic contexts of the project.


Broad bibliography- Annotated
Begin a list of works, readings, texts, artists etc. that you have researched in preparation for your project. For each entry, describe why the resource was useful (or not useful) and a brief description of the content and context of the material. You will be able to build on this for your professional practice and any further degrees you anticipate engaging. add at least 5 references per week Annotated bibliographies are incredibly useful as you move forward into professional life. I still update and refer to the one I started while I was in graduate school. Beyond being a useful reference for why you thought a particular article, website, book, etc was useful to you, it also serves as a fantastic history of your artistic practice over time.
An annotated bibliography is an expanded form of the bibliography: in addition to a list of researched books, articles, films, links and documents with author and other pertinent information, each citation/listing is followed by a brief description and critical evaluation of the citation. Importantly this annotation can include page numbers of favourite quotes or passages (very useful!). Here is a link to useful tips on creating your annotated bibliography.
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PLEASE PLACE your annotated bibliography in the Discussion section of your page (see the panel at the top left of the page). This way it is easy to navigate to and refer to. You can add to it each week as necessary and by the end of term, you will have a quick reference and 'snapshot' of your terms work. The most important thing to remember is to make this bibliography useful for you, therefore, feel free to customize it as you see fit for your project and research (this is not meant as a typical academic A.B. but rather a resource that will be useful for you in the future. Therefore, you may choose to organize it according to subject headings, or subject headings in chronological order of your reading/experiencing a work (rather than the whole list in alphabetical order of the author's last names). I recall that many times during my undergrad I would want to grab a quote for a paper, not remembering what page it was on...this will go a long way to mitigate that frustration. This list can be added to over years and serve as one of your most useful research tools in your professional lives. for more information see [[8]]
Happy hunting.
broadcast emails for this week
From: fiona bowie
Subject: feedback
Date: July 8, 2013 4:39:54 PM PDT
To: fiona bowie
Hi All,
I just wanted to let you know that I will be providing comments on your page this evening. I have noticed a few of you have not yet added assignment 1. Please note assignments are due the Sunday evening of each week so that I and your peers have a chance to provide feedback before you embark on your next week.
I look forward to reading your proposals next Monday.

best
Fiona

Week 3 July 16th

Weekly material is due by Sunday night of each week. Evaluation: 10%


Assignments: - Research report and Bibliography.

Tasks:

1. Group Skype meetings as per Doodle schedule.
2. Research report - approx. 400 words with links to pertinent information, work, etc.
3. keep adding to Bibliography as you work.

Details:

1. Group Skype meetings as per Doodle schedule.
be prepared to talk about and contribute constructive comments on the proposals of each student in your peer group.
Friday July 19th, 1pm Groups 1 and 2pm Group 2
Saturday July 20th, 1pm Groups 3 and 2 pm Group 4

2.- Research Phase 1- For this week please create a section outlining artists, musicians, filmmakers of kindred practice or subject area(s)-… examples of work that has a relationship to your project: why are they significant to mention? This section can include excerpts of texts, links to videos, films, websites, digital work, performances, dance, concerts, online artworks, interactive or public artwork, etc. (whatever is useful to you). Also, give a couple of examples of work that contrasts your project- why are they significant to mention?
You can feel welcome to visit and add content to the Media Resources page [[9]] . Let us know you have added content there by adding the link to your research section. please list your entries in alphabetical order, or add to categories already created and bold your heading, thanks.

3. Broad bibliography- Annotated
continued add at least 5 references per week

broadcast emails for this week
Friday July 19th, 1pm Groups 1 and 2pm Group 2
please come prepared to talk about and contribute constructive comments on the proposals of each student in your peer group.
Group 1
Udval Batbayar- FVIM 416/13 * Ingrid Olauson FVIM 416/13 * Vivian Yeung FVIM 416/13 * Jose Betancourt FVIM 416/13
Group 2
Navaporn Boonmasiri FVIM 416/13 * Gabriela Munoz FVIM 416/13 * Bernarda Cornejo FVIM 416/13 * Ivory Day FVIM 416/13

Week 4 July 23

FIRST DRAFT Evaluation: 15%
1. Project development.
2. keep adding to Bibliography as you work.
3. Each student please comment the assignments of your peer groups and comment on a student's work who is outside your peer group.

Project Development 1
- Illustrate or write the first draft of your project.
Experimentation with form - drawings and writing that illustrates envisioning of project.
or
If you are pursuing a text based or script project then post a treatment and in addition post thorough character studies
Everyone: post jpgs or pdfs.
Broad bibliography- Annotated continued add at least 5 references per week

Week 5 July 30th

Evaluation: 20%
SECOND DRAFT 1. Updated full 2nd drafts
2. keep adding to Bibliography as you work.
3. Each student please comment the assignments of your peer groups and comment on a student's work who is outside your peer group.
4. Skype meetings 1.
7 students as per Doodle Schedule
- This week please post your technical drawings, schematics, plans | or first draft of scripts or text works-

Week 6

Evaluation: 10%
Second Drafts with technical development:
this may include story boards, technical schematics of installations, performances, infrastructure of web-based work with examples.
2. Each student please comment the assignments of your peer groups and comment on a student's work who is outside your peer group.
3. Skype meetings 2.
Eight students as per Doodle Schedule


broadcast emails for week

From: fiona bowie
Subject: Skype and feedback on first drafts/
Date: August 1, 2013 11:42:16 AM PDT
To: fiona bowie
Hello everyone,
it is great to see the development of your projects. I have looked at this weeks' updates and am formulating individual feedback for each of you over the next two days. I think that in order to give you a chance to respond to the feedback and hone your work in advance of our next skype meetings, we should schedule these skype meetings for next week. This will also give you time to see the responses/iterations of your peers in advance of the skype meetings.
I am sensitive to those of you in India and other parts of the world that are in time zones in contrast to ours who will want the schedule to reflect a mutually beneficial skype meeting time. I have noted those of you who have requested specific skype times, however if there are any of you who live in contrasting time zones that have not yet posted your requests for meeting times at the top of your wiki page, can you please do this before the end of the weekend so that I can start to schedule these meetings for next week? thanks very much and all the best with your projects.


Fiona


From: fiona bowie
Subject: skype meetings
Date: August 4, 2013
Hi all,
based on your feedback, this is what I am scheduling. Because of individual requests, you will see some of group 3 will be meeting with group 2. This works well as now Natty and Alonso are meeting at the same time. HOWEVER, the Friday am session will be longer due to the added individuals.
Group 1 Thursday 11- 1
Group 4- Thursday 2-3:30
Group 2 with added group 3 members: Friday 9 am - 11:30.
Group 3 with Bita and Callista: Thursday 5pm (others are welcome to join as possible)


From: fiona bowie
Subject: REMINDER skype meetings start today
Date: August 8, 2013 7:33:09 AM PDT
To: fiona bowie
hi all,
thanks to those of you who have signed up for your group skype meetings

Some of you have not yet gone to the DOODLE poll to sign up. Please do this now. check your group time and sign up for that (unless I have already spoken to you about an alternate). if you can't make the scheduled time please arrange an alternate time with me.

Group 1 Thursday 11- 1 Group 4- Thursday 2-3:30 Group 2 with added group 3 members: Friday 9 am - 11:30. Group 3 with Bita and Callista: Thursday 5pm (others are welcome to join as possible)

thanks Fiona


Week 7

Evaluation: 20%
Final versions of Pre-Production
Final schematics
Updated research
Scripts due
Broad bibliography- Annotated- final version


NOTE: This week your final drafts/posts are due. Please make sure all information is updated.

Week 8

Monday August 19th is the very last day to add changes.