For your final project, you’ll have the choice of three different formats:
I will introduce the project types in class over the coming weeks, and you’ll be asked to choose which you’ll pursue on Tuesday, February 2. All projects will be due on Thursday, March 10, 2015.
Each student will be responsible for his or her own project. However, once you select your project format, you’ll often work together to learn a particular technology and compare notes.
If you choose to construct a digital exhibit, you’ll choose a topic and construct a web-based exhibit of 50 objects that together tell a story. You’ll also be responsible for a five-page essay explaining how and why you chose these objects, along with an annotated bibliography that includes at least 7 works. Suggested tools: Omeka.net.
An exploration of museum data uncovers a story or pattern using metadata supplied by a museum. You’ll obtain this data, analyze it, and visualize it. You’ll also contextualize it with a written narrative and supply both a five-page essay describing your process and an annotated bibliography that includes 7 works. Suggested tools: OpenRefine, Silk.
A digital storytelling project tells the story of one object, using video, sound, images, and other media. Your video will be three to five minutes long. You’ll also provide a five-page essay describing your process and an annotated bibliography that includes 7 works. Suggested tools: iMovie, Audacity, iPhoto.