Category: Secondary Research

A reflectively written summary of all the books I read, talks I listen to and online research I do during this MA in order to develop my final project.

Some community projects of interest

The Global Angel Wings Project: I got interested in this project after I ran into a pair of these wings at O’Hare Airport. I think the idea is just phenomenal and so catchy. A great concept for interactive street art and something I could potentially appropriate into Karachi? God knows that place needs some angels! The Fearless Collective The fearless collective has actually interested me for a long time. Ever since I saw Shilo Shiv Suleman’s TED talk about magical realism and surrealism and how technology and art are intertwined, one does not obliterate the other. The fearless collective resonates …

Keeping up with Instagram

Keeping up with Instagram

It’s difficult to quantify how one researches social media. I’ll give an account of my own Instagram and Facebook escapades in upcoming blogposts but for now, I’m just listing some bloggers I’ve been following for inspiration and also as a from of observational research. https://www.instagram.com/handletteringbysiets/ https://www.instagram.com/humnaraza/ https://www.instagram.com/evazubeck/ https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/lettering/ #realmakersclub #creativemuslimwomen and @creativemuslimwomen @artists.tag @saudiarabia #saudiarabia @abstract.mag @artsy @saatchi_gallery @artforum @artnewsmag @artnet #art @art @canvasmag @hafezgallery @edgeofarabia @saudiartguide @Amirarahimart @elseed @theotherstoryproject @hummingtree @rebelliousbrownie @hirableeh @fatimah.creates @bookgirlingmoments  

Thinking things through…

Thinking things through…

In order to execute a public art project that involves interaction with an audience, you first need to reach that audience. While organizing The Untold Edition I realized how much I had to rely on social media to connect to people. I realized the power social media wielded over my target audience and how much it swayed their likes and dislikes. I also realized the power social media could afford to me, if I learned to wield it. That began my fascination with this digital post-truth era anew. I hopped onto the social media bandwagon about four years ago, and …

Ongoing brainstorming, research paper

Ongoing brainstorming, research paper

This blogpost is simply a collection of random thoughts. Hopping from one strand of thought to another logically is the best way, I find, to think. But often what happens is that when we finally arrive at our destination we lose the path that led us there. So, in order to avoid losing that train of thought I am creating this ongoing brainstorming post where I will keep updating findings. It has also led me to (finally!) formulate a loose research question. Onto the writing! Tentative research question (by tentative I mean it can be restructured but it won’t be …

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