My partner and I are doing our project on the polar bear, and the image that we are using is from a photograph that is framed in one of the main hallways of the museum. We will be giving history on the University’s mascot (Nanook), background information on polar bears themselves, their habitats and what they need in order to survive, and how global warming is impacting them. The tone of our research is going to be mostly informative, because a lot of people don’t realize how global warming is badly effecting the polar bears, and a lot of people on campus don’t even know the history of their mascot.
We chose the picture in the museum for our medium/media because when we were coming up with the idea for our project we knew we wanted to include ice and global warming. In the picture it is of two polar bears walking across an snowy/icy tundra. The way they are walking and the way that I see them, is that there is so much more going on in the picture than we interpret. That “so much more” is what I want to try to get across to the audience.
The benefits to using a image for our project is that we can add a lot of hyperlinks to it. The hyperlinks can consists to just about anything from blog posts, to videos, and even to graphs and timelines which we plan on putting into our project as well. The drawbacks to this are that we don’t want to have too much going on that the audience wont be able to follow. To use the benefits we plan to include the things that I mentioned above, and I don’t think we are going to have trouble with including too many things. I think more information could be more interesting and beneficial than less information.
I am looking forward to the outcome of the project because I hope that we are able to help spread awareness of the kinds of problems they are facing, and their importance. There are some serious problems and if we don’t face them, then there will be no more polar bear in the future.
This project will add to the museum by providing information that a lot of people don’t know about the mascot of the University, and to the problems that polar bears are facing in the wild. It will hopefully help spread awareness.