MAS330 Assessment 1: Creative Research Report

MAS330 Assessment 1: Creative Research Report

TOPIC CHOSEN: WEEK 4 – NETWORKED SPCAES AND PLACES

 

Due: 4/10/2017
Weighting: 40%

TASK:

USE A THEORY TO ANALYSE SOME PHENOMENON IN NETWORK CULTURE. Each week we discuss a range of theoretical ideas and concepts and think about how these theories can help us to understand network culture. For this assessment, you will use a theory or concept from weeks 1-7 and then use that idea to analyse a case study of your choosing. You may choose to study an artifact or practice that is relevant to one of the theories or concepts discussed in the readings and lectures in weeks 1-7. You will contextualise your analysis within scholarly debates.  Your report will contain both text and other media (ie images, audio/visual).

PRESENT YOUR ANALYSIS USING ONE OF THE FOLLOWING FORMS OF NETWORKED DISCOURSE:

  1. Record a Pecha Kucha slideshow as a video essay (20 images X 20 seconds of audio) and post to youtube or vimeo.
  2. Create a Buzzfeed listicle on Buzzfeed Community combining images with concise text (Apx 20 images + 20 sentences).
  3. Create and curate a series of Tumblr posts (Must include at least 20 original posts with visual media and text).
  4. Write a multimedia networked essay using Storify, Medium or other relevant platform.

Please note that students should choose a format that they can work with independently. We will discuss how to research and choose the right format and tools in class.

LengthYou should aim for a project that takes about 5 minutes to read/watch and listen to.(It takes apx. 5 minutes to read 1000 words.)

Submission: 

You will submit the following:

  1. Submit a pdf or word doc of your project including text and images (If you’ve made video or audio, also submit the script/storyboard) + bibliography + link to the online project via turnitin. (See iLearn for help creating this record).
  2. Post a link to your project in the appropriate slack channel (see iLearn for more details.)

Assessment Criteria:

  • The strength of your thesis and argumentation.
  • Ability to identify debates and discussions in the academic literature.
  • Ability to identify a relevant case study to use to critically analyse a concept or problem.
  • The clarity of your project and your ability to communicate within the constraints of the form.
  • Your ability to communicate your message using visual media (ie picture research or other audio/visual)
  • The overall success of your project as creative research

This is a formative assessment: feedback will include a grade out of 100, a qualitative rubric and comments from your marker.

 

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