As a whole I feel like Matt’s and Aliza’s classes were able to work great together to produce a final project that we were all proud of. To start off our project we had an idea about time, space, and the 4th dimension but none of us had any idea on how to turn that into an exhibition. After thinking about it for a while we came up with an exhibition idea that would be similar to meow wolf and show what we were trying to show. We built walls in the commons and painted/ created murals and designs on the walls to help show the theme of time and space. We came up with a story about a man who got into a car crash and went into a coma. We used a lot of different objects and hung sheets with the walls to create different rooms to help outline the story. The first room we made had a desk and a piano and a few other things to help symbolize the first part of our story. In the second room there was a wrecked car and an ambulance and the third room was a trippy room with lights and paintings that was supposed to show what the mans mind was like during his coma after the crash. I feel like we did a good job impressing the audience because it turned out really well and I only heard positive feedback from everyone I talked to that went through.
During the projects I played a lot of different roles and helped out with several different things. I started off the project as a builder, and starting building some of the walls and props. While we were working on that I broke my thumb and I wasn't able to build anymore so I started helping the tec group. For the majority of the project I jumped around from group to group and did whatever I could to help. I spent a decent amount of time painting some of the walls and building props.
Going on our Meow Wolf trip played a huge role in planning our exhibition. Because we decided to model our project from Meow wolf we took a lot of ideas they used to help create ours. We didn't copy anything from Meow Wolf but we combined smaller ideas to get inspiration for our project so we would be able to get a similar feel but have it not be the same.
Personally I think this is one of the best projects i've done at animas, and it was definitely the biggest. Throughout the last month I was dealing with my broken thumb and it made it very hard to build or do anything physical. I was able to find other things to do for a lot of the other groups. I feel like with this project I learned how to problem solve better because I found a way to be useful without using my hand.
For me, the time and space project for math and humanities was the first big project I have done at animas and it made me like Animas and project based learning more. I really enjoy working with groups and making really cool final projects and in my opinion the exhibition was an excellent example for group work and a really interesting final product.