Archive for February, 2012
Did I mention I was working? I’m trying to get this “done” by Friday for the BFA show. As you might imagine, I am working on that right this second and have been. A lot. In fact I’m tired. So I’m going to keep working so that I can eventually sleep and you will get a real update after Friday.
After Valentines (or Singles Awareness) Day, if you’ve had fun stuffing your face with chocolate or just having a normal day, it’s time to sit back for another update! This time I have been figuring out the designs for the other grayed out choices. I wanted the format to be similar to the main one but more drawn back since it is not the main story line.
As this progresses, I’m wondering how I should “finish” it for the BFA show. I still have a ways to go and I don’t really want to rush the story because it won’t have an impact because it won’t be believable. Also, since the BFA show is right around the corner, I’m having trouble with deciding how I should display these pages on the wall. Should I connect all of them with wire or arrows or something, should I just make one big poster, or matte each page separately or…? Also, I’ve been toying with if I should just abandon making this online and really just get into the poster idea. Either way, I have some decisions to make. If anyone has an ideas, I am open to suggestions!
Lastly, for your amusement (and close to the topic): The Daily Show: The Vagina Ideologues
As the title says, this update shall be a quick one. My last post I developed the style I am going with for the majority of the project. Since then, I’ve been doing more of the writing part. Yes I already did a LOT of writing previously but none of that really fits anymore so I essentially had to start over for that as well. In the coming week I’ll likely post what I will be entering into the BFA show (I’ll have to change it a little from what you saw last but no huge changes). I shall keep you posted!
And before I let you go, here is an article!
It’s the most unbiased article I’ve found (and this happened a couple of weeks ago). To quickly summarize, possible republican presidential nominee states in an interview that a woman who gets pregnant by being raped should keep the pregnancy and not have an abortion because it is a gift from God. Thoughts?
Happy February everyone! It’s Wednesday, which means it is time for an update on my thesis progress. Last post I discussed my new direction and this one you will see what I have come up with so far!
This first image is what the home page will look like. It draws you in with a little information explaining that it will essentially be a story about something a lot of women do at some point in their lives. It doesn’t come out and say ABORTION because I’m hoping I can interest people who would never have this discussion to begin with to take part in the site without scaring them off right away. Also, as you might have noticed, there isn’t any pink. This is a women’s issue, yes, but many times this is a family issue as well and having others take part is essential to starting a dialogue and removing the stigma surrounding this issue.
The second page reveals that this is indeed about terminating a pregnancy. It starts out by saying that the story the viewer will be encountering is average. It gives a few statistics which builds up to how this story will shape out to be.
The third page is where the user becomes the woman dealing with this hypothetical situation and is presented with the first set of choices. It starts out reiterating some of the facts but more in a story sense. It also gives some more information as to what the most common abortion experience is. Since this story is about what is the most average, the user’s story will be that of a woman deciding whether or not to terminate a pregnancy within the first 9 weeks of gestation. Also, in these choices, three of them are grayed out; this is to signify which portion of the journey is the main part of the story. The other paths are still clickable and will relay information about why a person might choose this and what might happen.
This sequence of events is essentially how the rest of my thesis will pan out. There will be information, choices, grayed out areas and a main story. I don’t want this to come off as too pushy or preachy. As discussed in previous posts, I don’t want my message to be too bold. However, with the use of typography I can say bold statements with it and its usage without offending people and shoving an ideology in their face. This story is just meant to show what the most average abortion experience is and nothing more.