I think my biggest takeaway for the year is understanding the importance of the undocumented citizen. With each assignment we’ve finished, in a small way, each assignment was building off of that (for me at least). Especially with the sound piece. Starting from an archive to re-tell and re-purpose an event or person was paying homage to their sacrifices, and their lives in a format that is not typically used.
I feel like the project had a way of unintentionally teaching a real life lesson outside of the digital environment. Step back and really focus in on the people around them rather than themselves, and make it your business to let their story be heard.
A lot of times in a digital environment, we create with a purpose to spark conversation about something, by telling other people’s stories it creates a platform for their achievements to start a discussion.