I have been struggling this semester with really not loving any of my classes. The projects are vague and seem unintentionally created, and haphazardly guided, the other students don't have the knowledge base I think should be required, nor seem interested in working hard to or getting better. I have multiple classes that I have no interest or fire behind learning the material. In my independent study, I feel a lack of guidance, but I am not sure how to ask for better leadership and get it. All in all, its been a hard semester. I feel a little dead-eyed and bored despite, even by my standards, doing an astounding amount of work.
So having that moment in class to politely bitch about what wasn't working and praise what was nice to have. I am not exactly a quiet or reserved person when it comes to my opinions, but this had 56% of the time become a class where I was 100% more interested in what was on my laptop than what existed beyond the screen. I know the teachers care and teach is hard and a lot of work, yes yes yes, I know. But I similar to my independent study, I am looking for a little more guidance, and don't feel like I am asking the right questions to get better in the ways that I would like to. It was nice to see that some other students also had similar frustrations with the class as I did, but I am not sure what progress we made. I know this will be great for future courses, but I don't see what good it will do for this semester, which just frustrated me even more. I think I am just tired of being a guinea pig.
I don't know what the point of this post was, other than my "one post per week" —Oh this is a perfect example of other people not doing shit!—It says one post per week, which I have been doing. Jesus people, get your shit together, these posts aren't that hard.
Project 4 Updates
For project 4, I am feeling a little stuck. I have made a lot of mood boards covering all the topics that I would like to do and talked to Dan, which is typically helpful, but I feel like I left the conversation with more directions I'd like to take rather than feeling better about focusing my energy into one particular direction.
I do feel a little more centered on the fact that I am pawning part of this project onto the Advanced typography project. THere, I will make a substantial educational poster. For this class, I want to make short attention span informational thing. For a while, I was thinking about doing a drop-down menu or rolling bar kind of like with the gambling machine (no idea what its called). But then I had the idea (from another poster that was about abuse and someone's art project) of using the Google search bar and then autofill the things I want to connect large fashion brands too. In a perfect world, I would like to do this as a video, so I could have it delete and then type a new company name or thing so that I could encapsulate more information in 8 seconds of attention span.
I want to do the drop-down style because I want to attach the idea that these large fast fashion brands do shady shit, and then I want people to feel guilty when they buy stuff from there (like how you feel eating at McDonald's, icky). And I want it to be accessible and easy and not fact heavy. I am not sure what else I would like to do... One of the kids in my group talked about making an information poster on how to care for your clothing, but I would want to present this information in another way than a poster. But I am not sure what to do outside of taking another large and irritating step of social media. Thoughts, anyone?