Hello everyone! Let me take a moment to say just how happy I am that the semester is starting up again! The time off from our journey was nice, but I am more than ready to get back to it. I’ve been working like crazy all summer long, so to have a chance to get back into my studies and focus on something such as preparing and writing my thesis is something that definitely excites me a whole lot. Additionally, I genuinely look forward to seeing how each one of my classmates progress in their own thesis journey, as I feel our group is special in that we are constantly bringing out the best in each other.
For my thesis, I am actually going to pursue work I have done in a previous class. For those who were in the Networked Narratives last semester with Dr. Zamora and Professor Alan Levine, I am going to take the story outline we worked on as the final project and work to write the story in its entirety as a novel. In that class, I really felt myself begin to blossom as a creative type, and the prospects of exploring this further truly excites me. It is a work that ties in the pandemic and the scary realities of where our society is headed in terms of technology and this idea of surveillance capital (if you know, you know.)
The task at hand is certainly daunting, but I welcome the challenge and the work that this is going to be. I look forward to working with everybody in such a manner that will elevate each of our ideas into truly special, valuable work.