Updated: Nov 17, 2021
For this week's assignment.
Blog post #2:
After you’ve begun your research: post about what or how you think your work might contribute to, or explore from a unique angle, what already exists in similar fields OR simply summarize your findings!
Include a concept map or mindmap (I recommend using Miro!)
Photograph and reflect on the something-to-nothing activity > post a picture of your paper, answer any open-ended questions from the exercise (on these slides)
Database(s), catalog(s), or search engine(s)
Words/terms that you searched
Limits/filters you used (if any)
New terms or ideas you discovered
Potentially good books/articles/websites you found
Other notes or reflection
The past week might be the longest week in my life so far. I gained a lot from this week, gained some new knowledge, and came up with some new ideas.
I continued with the tutorial and the book that I mentioned in the last blog this week (but not too much) also continue to collect some of the information about the project that I want to make, and here are some of them:
The current situation for virtual idols:
Global Fashion avatars research Report
(sorry it's only in Chinese)
Fabrication tutorial about how to make ball jointed dolls:
This video really inspires me a lot and helps me to get a clear idea of how to make the delicate fabrication of a doll. I have to admit it's way more difficult than I expected, but I'm still quite interested in it. I might do research about the materials mentioned in this video in the following weeks.
Deeper thought about the medium
Except for making a doll, I didn't have too much thinking about the physical medium. But I got into something new this week and kind of expanding my mind.
Gentle monster (exhibition)
I talked with Pedro about my idea, and he told me I could look more about Animatronics
(I know I can't make fine things like this, but I did gain more impetus after knowing this.)