Is it really true? Is the semester really ending? Is it already a week into May? Time went by so fast, I am so glad I was in this class, and that I got to know each of you guys. I hope you all have good luck in the future.
Last night's video viewing party was a good time. I am glad we were able to show our final products to the greater public (greater than ourselves, at least). I enjoyed watching your (carter's) other student projects. They each complimented our work nicely, and provoked questions I hadn't thought about before.
It was interesting to see how the audience interpreted our work without knowing each of us personally. Watching our videos in class was a completely different experience, as we knew each other and the assignment personally. I think some of our projects (particularly the individual ones) had underdeveloped ideas that were unclear to the viewers, such as my "light rail train with voices" video. The reviewing of the videos at the party helped me better understand how I can improve my work in the future.
Also, seeing all of the videos (including the two other student projects) helped me greater understand the need to not propagate the common stereotypes of any groups of individuals. Learning about the ethics of documenting Native American societies in this class has shaped the way I view the process of documentation all together. I hope I am able to be an ally to other cultures I document in my lifetime.
Thanks for a great semester, everyone. I hope we will all run into each other again.