I have been scrambling to finish my dissertation for the last few days and it has wiped me out. I always try my best to plan a strict routine when it comes to any written element, mainly because I know that I always find it a challenge to write anything, let alone something of considered length. In addition to the written element, I knew that I wanted to leave enough time to plan something interesting for the ‘publication’ part of the module. I didn’t want to just produce a pamphlet book or a magazine, or simply get it published through an online company (although in hindsight this would have been a much easier and quicker option.)
I instead planned a concertina book block to resemble and mimic the content of the essay, Instagram. I wanted reading the book to feel the same as scrolling through an Instagram feed. A vertical concertina book block was the closest I could get to the repetitive sensation of scrolling on a phone or tablet. I deliberately kept the scale the same as an iphone 6 screen to make the reading experience as close to an actual phone as possible. I had previously researched developing an App, as part of the collaborative module, but felt that this was too costly and limited the reader audience, in so much as those without iphones or smart phones were unable to access the app.
Anyway, now this is complete and submitted I am able to bring my focus back to the Final Major Project. Although it has eaten away at my time over the last two weeks, it has given me distance and perspective on the project and allowed me to think through the potential outcomes for the exhibition.