I have gone back and forth quite a bit about what to do for the Digital Methodology Module. From the beginning, I have been planning to do the image visualization option. At first, I thought it would be really cool to look at a series of movies, such as Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter. I wanted to make barcodes or plots of the individual movies and then compare them. For both of those series, the movies tend to get darker as they go, and I wanted to see how much you could tell about the individual movies by using software to compare them.
However, I soon realized that this plan wasn’t going to work. I didn’t have any of the movies downloaded to my computer, and none of them were on YouTube. I also realized the huge amount of space that it would take up on my computer. I began to look for another option on YouTube. I found a movie that was in the public domain, but was in black and white. I considered using this for awhile, and even downloaded it to my computer, but decided that I wanted to experiment with colors.
I began to think of other ideas for the project. One of the first things that came to mind was music. Music is such a big part of so many people’s lives, and tells us a lot about the opinions and current happenings of society. I decided to look at music throughout the years by comparing album covers of the top 10 songs every week. I currently am planning on looking at multiple years worth of music and comparing them to each other. I hope to find out how music has changed over the years, how long most songs stay in the top positions, and what this tells us about society.
I am excited about this project, and I think that it will be very interesting. I am a little nervous about how time consuming it will be, but I am already working to plan out how to get everything done and create a final project that teaches me something and that I am proud of.