I knew I wanted to join New Media freshman year. 3 years later my story is complete.... Strap in for the ride.
Project 1: Hand-Crafted, Organically Grown HTLM Website
My first site was created entirely with HTML and a bit of CSS with no template or formating help - a harder task than I imagined. I realized creating a digital product through code is incredibly rewarding, even if it's rough around the edges.
Project 2: The Bootstrap Triptych
A deeper dive into the possibilities of web dev through the help of those who have come before us. The Triptych was a process of creation, theme and customization, with the final product being something I actually sent to the band for their March 16th show (which never happened)!
My Roles as Curator for Cristen and Caroline & Hospitality Director
During the crazy ride that was TEDxUGA 2020 I was assigned to Cristen and Caroline, the UGA alumni feminist podcast hosts who wanted to stay curious, build empathy, and raise hell. As a TEDx Curator I learned how a real presentation should be a perfect balance of passionate storytelling and nuanced examination of research. I loved working with the curation team and the hosts to build out their ideas and bring the presentation to life with visuals. However COVID-19 shut everything down two weeks before the event. We were disappointed to say the least.
The event was postponed to 2021, and I was asked to come back as the Hospitality Director, aka Green Room Dad. I got to see my presenters finally take the stage, as well as clam the nerves and prep all the others. It was a long wait, but worth it.
Through all the changes in class schedule and teaching New Media Production stayed the same and kept me sane. The only specification for our final site was that it had to go bigger than anything else we had done before. I wanted to create a fully fleshed out site that I would be proud to direct people to and whole be easily update-able as new episodes came out. I am really proud of how this one turned out!