Marks Algorithm

In previous conversations on Maker, the algorithm that calculates our degree mark has been highlighted. Our degree classification comes from all three marks across Subject, Field, and Constellation which all represent 40 credits. However, two keep their full value and one is cut in half as only the top 100 are needed. So mathematically it…

Field level 6 (New Brief)

Having completed the first term of Level 6, the second term now leads to the field module. Unlike previous modules their Is more a series of goals to achieve than a list of objectives to my understanding. With this being my final year and essentially brief for Artist Designer Maker the focus is more on…

Dissertation Breakdown

Next Tuesday will be the formative hand in for the Dissertation/Constellation Module which I am to hand in all that I have done no matter what format that is to be valued see what works, see what doesn’t and so on. Speaking to Martyn even last year to be precise my idea and the whole…

Dissertation Planning

With the Formative hand in after the coming week things are getting more and more real in an exciting and terrifying way. My dissertation topic point has been and is still causing me problems but I believe I have found a way to channel a problem to create an idea and a practical outcome that…

Dissertation Begins

With second year Maker over my attention is now mainly on the Dissertation and the task set by my tutors on Maker in Preparation for third year. For my dissertation Martyn my constellation tutor has been a massive help and to get a 67% mark which is only 3% from a 1st equivalent is an…

Dissertation Prep Meeting

Last week whilst working on my medal my friend received an email regarding the constellation dissertation prep form. last month in preparation for February of next year I will be handing in my dissertation final piece and keeping fingers crossed that it’s as good as I know I can Achieve. I’ve decided to focus on…

Making Progress

Like last year we have reached the point where 3rd year makers and students across the courses and disciplines are putting up there end of year exhibitions. This means that there is a lot of stressing and difficulty getting into workshops due to technicians helping with setup, which is a blessing to catch up on…

Dissertation Ideas

For the past few days ive been reading through some books that I found through Summon and recommended by Martyn my constellation and dissertation tutor. At the moment find a question for the dissertation topic is difficult as the question practically is the entire essay condensed into one long question which isn’t exactly what I…

Essay Dissertation

So now the moment has come to decide what our written dissertation of third year before graduation will be about, plus whic dissertation lecturer we will be assigned to based upon what we want to talk about individually and their expertise. For my essay I am interested in the area of technology and making, in…

essay feedback

I must admit I struggled with the layout of my essay structuring even though martin my constellation tutor liked and pretty much told me to stick with the idea so I will take on board the advice given. I was intending to use more than one material and was intending to discover how an object…

Essay Structuring

With this practice essay moving me to build ideas of what I want my final dissertation piece to symbolise I am moving into the approach of an experimentational way of thinking in the sense of how we interpret what we create and the message behind these creations and the one that I want to get…

Constellation week two

Starting of another week of constellation this week our lecture focused in particular on three different reading materials Design Away – Cameron Tonkinwise International Picture Language The Blind Men And The Elephant To my understanding all three texts argue different things all of which in some shape or form relates to our individual practices whether…