As I mentioned before, my focus had changed regarding my class project. So here is Visual Precis version two.
Tag: Digital Research Methods
Another assignment for class was to create a visual precis.
One day in class I wondered if anyone had data about volunteer demographics. Who volunteers in animal rescue?
From my own observations, it seems predominantly female. Besides one male, most of the male volunteers I’ve met are spouses of volunteers, like my own husband.
Raising Digital Pets
Our class went over games as a way to learn and explore. It brought me back to childhood games, namely Petz and Nanopets.Read More »
My assignment was to imagine things that I would put in a kit to raise public awareness for my topic. My mind immediately flashed to Jackson Galaxy’s My Cat From Hell, and the guitar case full of cat supplies that he carries with him. I also figured it was far too obvious to put food, litter, toys, etc. into an advocacy kit.
Part of my class assignment is to do a video presentation. My professor requested that we do a rough draft video, so I did one in my living room, with my various cats trolling in the background.
Animal Rescue and Technology
The other day I read an article about an Oklahoma ASPCA using technology to adopt cats.
Animal Rescue Campaigns
I went on a tour with my graduate program to various companies in NYC. One of the companies we stopped at was AdCouncil, who are responsible for the Shelter Pet Project.
(photo courtesy of their Facebook page)
Smartphone Ethnography: Humane Society of Fairfax County
Up until now, I’ve had some sort of personal association with the places I’ve been going. My professor suggested going somewhere I’m not affiliated with, to compare how another organization might do things differently. So I went to the Humane Society of Fairfax County, where a colleague volunteers.
Smartphone Ethnography: Crumbs & Whiskers
Crumbs & Whiskers is the new cat cafe in Georgetown. Cat cafes are very common in Japan; I had the chance to visit Nekobukuro, but the cats are jaded and don’t want anything to do with you.