Final Project + Presentation at the Museum of Vancouver (approx 2500 words) 45%
Final Projects will build on individual research interests and technical skills, contribute to the realization of alternative representations of Vancouver’s complex visual and social history, and result in a conference-ready paper and presentation. The goal of this project is for you to relate your individual research interests and production/artistic skills to the context of the Museum of Vancouver’s Neon Vancouver exhibition and mobile app. The project is wide open to interpretation, and should be relevant to your field of research; please discuss your ideas for the project with me.
Note: If you do not have experience with media production, please discuss this with me. A longer research paper (@4000 words, 18-20 pages) can be written instead.
Projects should include (1) a written conference paper (approx. 2500 words) and;
(2) a production component (short video, web-based media, photographic, or other, to be approved in advance), that may be developed in reference to the Museum of Vancouver’s virtual exhibit and mobile app The Visible City: Illuminating Vancouver’s Neon.
Note that the production component will be marked in the context of your paper, not individually; how you contextualize it in your written paper and conference paper is more important than carrying out a complex project.
The conference paper should contextualize the production element and its relationship to the broader MOV exhibition, and to relevant course themes (some examples include: performance, locative media, virtual exhibits, public space, augmented reality, virtual reality, social media, heritage discourse, and so on…).
A final component is (3) a Presentation of the project at the Museum of Vancouver on the last day of class. This conference presentation will be a maximum of 15 minutes, should summarize your research paper, and should be accompanied by a short visual presentation (Powerpoint or other).
Written Paper: 35%
Conference Presentation at MOV: 10%