Controlled Chaos Suits Me
"People... they don't write anymore - they blog. Instead of talking, they text, no punctuation, no grammar: LOL this and LMFAO that. You know, it just seems to me it's just a bunch of stupid people pseudo-communicating with a bunch of other stupid people in a proto-language that resembles more what cavemen used to speak than the King's English."
- David Duchovny as "Hank Moody" in the Showtime Series Californication
After looking around and different blogs, magazines and other resources for obtaining information, I took notice in how they presented this information. I took a step back and tried figuring out what it was that intrigued me or should I say grab my attention and held it. When I looked specifically at the Core 77 blog site I realized as I scrolled through its contents that it was a sort of planned and controlled state of chaos of confusion that initially caught my attention. There were many pictures that went with the numerous blog entries which for the most part were fairly short. The next thing was the short length of most of the blogs caught my attention. Due to this shortness I actually caught myself reading most of the blog entries because at first sight they didn’t seem to drag on forever. The overall layout of the site was easy to maneuver around and kept me there long periods of time just reading and taking it all in.
This is somewhat the same truth for magazines both online and in print. There are many pictures to appeal to sense of sight and draw you in to read the articles that go with. There isn’t this controlled chaos to a magazine though but instead it is very controlled and neatly laid out. I found myself not reading as many articles because they seemed to drag on and didn’t really catch my attention. However, just like the blog it was very easy to navigate through and find articles that did appeal to me.
Both of these resources bring good aspects to the table, as getting information across to an intended audience. Some of these aspects I look to incorporate not only in the millennium development goals project but also later on in other presentations and such. I hope to use the somewhat controlled chaos that Core 77 had with their blog site. I would do this by having many pictures, maybe some music and keep the information short and sweet rather than drag on and seem boring. This way it would be more enjoyable and maybe even more entertaining for the intended audience to go through. Overall with the presentation of information for the MDG project I would like to take a risk and do something different and interest to make it not only fun for me to make and fun for people to see and read, but also maybe even somewhat sustainable and go along with our goal of environmental sustainability.