This Sunday I spent more hours than I would like to admit working on my thesis. I had been thinking about what type of online presence, if any, I might like my thesis to inhabit. I’m not necessarily convinced of the need to incorporating a true “multimedia” (audio, video, etc.) version of my project but considering that many of the elements are either written by hand or artifacts (not typed), I felt the need to get an idea of what the final project might “look like.” After toying with a number of programs, I decided to use canva. Although there are some limitations, I like that it can be easily downloaded into a book format. It took a long time to take pictures of my components and upload/organize them, but I think it was beneficial.
After piecing together some of the pages, I noticed that this was a lot like curating, in that I am selecting specific artifacts to include and where to put them. For this reason, I created a new working title “What is real,” to see how it meshes with what I’m doing. Canva only allows for 30 pages per project but says that they can be downloaded as one pdf at the end. I started by putting everything in chronological order (for my own sanity) but left some blank pages for the spots where I want to include the conversations with my dad. I only got through the first 2 and a half segments and still have so much I would like to somehow include…..
canva and pdf links to each section below (not sure which is best for viewing)
https://www.canva.com/design/DACl0gFmj2I/view (link to canva for section 1)
canva page link for section 2