Week 03

Narrating Emergent Futures

This week, personally, was a pleasant challenge because it was a week in which the subject was communication, something that I have been working on for the past years, so my biggest challenge was to unlearn to learn again. Anyway, there were several things that I found interesting and a lot of very relevant learnings.

In general, what we learned this week was especially how to communicate our projects in a way that was understandable to everyone, and not just for us, and we also learned how to use tools like GitLab to upload the content of our pages to a server that maintains traceability of all the changes we make in it, so that we can return to a previous change, in case that what we have done has not worked or we want to return to the previous version. This, I found something quite useful for this tool, although, beyond GitLab, it seemed much better to have learned to use Atom as a tool to modify the HTML code of my page and in turn to be able to preview the changes I am going doing.


Something that I also liked this week, was learning to take into account the lens from which we see things and from which we tell them, since each story changes according to the position from which we see it, and from In the same way, sometimes we can be biased or biased according to the position of the medium or person who provides us with the information. There was a part in which they showed us how a story could bias or direct the opinion of people according to what the headline says, even though it is the same news. This reminded me of some campaigns that I worked for independent media, and that in theory do not have a left or right position in front of a subject, but give the reader a middle position for him to draw his conclusions. The concept of homogenization was also interesting, which I take as how they try to make everyone think in the same way, giving us all the same content to make us think similarly.


Another part of the week that I found very interesting was how we were taught to show and tell our projects. How should we take into account the audience we want to talk to, and how can we also translate our style into them. Things like looking for a color that represents you, a kind of font, an Icon and most important of all your personal statement, which I share next with you. Some of the ones I choose in the beginning have already changed, either because they didn´t work as I thought or because in the evolution of my page I changed them.


“This is a personal space,
where I will try to hack different objects, services, and systems,  to learn how to make things work in a different way 
looking forward to changing the future.”


Although in my life I made many presentations to sell ideas to customers, Kate proposed some steps, such as the "Openning State" strategy, which I found interesting and relevant as a different way to show your ideas to others, taking into account The lens of the audience.


To present an idea, you first need to begin with a strong Openning Statement, that tells your audience what are you going to talk about, and catch their attention at the same time.


After you introduced them to your main theme, you should give them three things that interest you about it or three intentions why you are talking about that or approaching that issue.


Then you should go with some evidence or finding you had during the investigation process, to support your whole idea or story.


In the end, you will close with the next steps you are going to follow.


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