Study Statement 1.0

TITLE

the “adolescent” as a result of “the disappearance of adulthood and childhood”

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

“Childhood” is an artificial concept.

There’s a complex and delicate relationship between the Capitalist ideology, the narrative of childhood, and the the logic of capital in which “children” are commodified in television commercials.

Adulthood and childhood in the age of images disappear together. So how to define “childhood” when consumption and bubbles persist?

Unit 2 edit:
I often accept some collaborative projects for commercial illustration and clothing. My style is similar to the “yamikawai” style, often drawing children’s images with wounds and bandages, so I wanted to explore the keyword “children” in unit 1.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

୨୧ AIM 1 Using practice based research to create long-term projects around the articles I write.
Objective Research the relationship between children’s cognition and media technology and read the relevant literature. (media, communication science)
Changes in the way information interacts can directly affect the Electrophysiology of the brain, read more about it.

୨୧ AIM 2 Theme of the long-term project. Study of the process of cognitive changes in children and their causes in the present time when consumerism will persist. The social meaning of work and labor. (tentative)

୨୧ AIM 3

Discover how to build a long-term project. (research articles together with outcome present)

Objective 

How to publish. Making a website. (blog-like home page) Hope to get in touch with 3d virtual exhibition.

୨୧ AIM 4

Exploring and creating barrier-free art – how to convey the same emotion and concept through different senses. What are the more “universal” senses.

Objective 

Make some small projects: image to music transformation.

The connection between image and touch.



CONTEXT

“the disappearance of childhood“

In The disappearance of childhood, Neil Postman mentions the impact of technology on the way people think. He argues that the emergence of childhood means the emergence of shame, which is the most human invention.
But the way childhood is defined in terms of innocence itself conceals the various complex realities that childhood life has to face. In this context, the “child” as opposed to the “adult” seems to be subservient to social rules, dominated by animal desires, and in need of the reminder of the “innocent child” in order to maintain its humanity. “We do not move from childhood to a state of adulthood, but from childhood to a state of discipline, akin to self-imposed servitude.” (The psychoanalysis of fire) In addition to the discussion of humanity itself, it is worth mentioning the complex and delicate relationship between the logic of capital, the narrative of childhood in different contexts, and the ideology of capitalism in which “children” are commodified in television commercials.

Children are both socially constructed and historically generated, as well as physiologically specific. Research has shown that changes in the way information is interacted with can directly affect the electrophysiology of the brain.

Big data is characterized by the delivery of information in a way that is more appropriate for Internet streaming, aka: more data volume and less information, improving the efficiency of information delivery from a huge expansion of the overall data volume. But for individuals, the amount of data they can receive per unit of time is limited, so the density of information is now lower compared to the past. The phenomenon of “image illiteracy in the information society” has also been observed.

Neil Postman’s “The Fading of Adulthood” – “a new childhood culture characterized by visuals and images that are jumpy, uncritical, and without negative content. Adults degenerate back into childhood in the electronic world.” There is a psychological concept called “regression”, when we encounter an unbearable setback, our psychological state will unconsciously regress to the state of a younger age. “Regression” and “fading into adulthood” are complementary.

What gets overlooked in these discussions is the adolescent. Kennedy coined the concept of “adolescence” in the 1960s. Youth” changed from Joseph Conrad’s 20-30 years to the current range of 13-17 years. The word “youth”, which represents the good years of youth, and the word “puberty”, which represents hormonal agitation, are the same etymology in Chinese with a sense of spring, and “youth” is no longer a spring blossom, but a The word “youth” is no longer a spring blossom, but a frozen swamp. If we look at it in the context of “adulthood” and “the fading of childhood”, “adult” is not a regression back to “child” but “adolescent”. “but “adolescence”.

I love Jasper Spicero’s work, and I’ve been imagining a world since a long time ago, where the mechanisms of the world exist in a metaphorical way. I want to make a long-term project about this world, to make a personal style of work, and to continue to do some side projects that can be easily realized as much as possible, to continue to make, to supplement the research according to the practice, and then to revise and improve the practice again, and so on is the long-term project that I pursue in the form of practice based research.

By doing so, I not only improve my work, but also expand my understanding of metaphors from different perspectives, the relationship between things, and get closer to the mechanism.

METHODOLOGY

Keep writing. Keep doing side projects that are as simple to implement as possible to keep the enthusiasm.

Theory in bibliography

Research in blog research session

(Working on ways to find the missing data now)

-Experimenting Exploration of making web pages. Exploration of accessible art (inter-sensory transitions). Reading of theoretical books related to child psychology and the relationship between cognition and media.



OUTCOMES

A separate exhibition site as a long-term project

bozopupa: Photography: “Adolescence” as a result of “adulthood” and “childhood” fading together

Exploration of accessible art – side project (sound, touch)



WORK PLAN

UNIT 1:Front-end of a web page, a project

UNIT 2:Additions to the relevant theory



BIBLIOGRAPHY

Adkins, K.S. (2015). When Time Stood Still. Createspace Independent Publishing Platform.

Bachelard, G. and Frye, N. (1968). The psychoanalysis of fire. Boston: Beacon Press, [Fresno, Calif.

Cioran, E.M. and Ilinca Zarifopol-Johnston (1998). Tears and Saints. University Of Chicago Press.

Orna Donath (2017). Regretting motherhood : a study. Berkeley, California: North Atlantic Books.

Postman, N. (1993). Technopoly : the surrender of culture to technology. New York, N.Y.: Vintage Books.

Postman, N. (1994). The disappearance of childhood. New York, N.Y.: Vintage.

Warner Bros. Pictures (2018). 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY – Trailer. YouTube. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR_e9y-bka0.

Unit 2 Assessment

LO1 – Develop and realise a self-directed programme of learning which draws from wide-ranging subject knowledge. (AC Knowledge, AC Process)

୨୧  I updated my study statement and have a clearer idea of my focus and research direction. https://luoqiuhengtorus.gwm.app/study-statement-2-0-continuous-revision/

୨୧ The initial brainstorm of my research paper. https://luoqiuhengtorus.gwm.app/research-paper-brainstorm/

୨୧ First tutorial with Jonathan discussing the direction of the research paper. https://luoqiuhengtorus.gwm.app/1st-tutorial-with-jonathan/

LO2 – Articulate a thorough understanding of your research and establish an informed critical position. (AC Communication)

୨୧ About the definition of outsider artist. https://luoqiuhengtorus.gwm.app/define-outsider-artartist/

୨୧ Research on Carnal Hermeneutics. https://luoqiuhengtorus.gwm.app/research-on-carnal-hermeneutics/

୨୧ Some reading notes – Disease, abnormality and quarantine. https://luoqiuhengtorus.gwm.app/some-reading-notes-disease-abnormality-and-quarantine/

୨୧ Records related to the time when I was quarantined because of covid-19. https://luoqiuhengtorus.gwm.app/records-related-to-the-time-when-i-was-quarantined-because-of-covid-19/

୨୧ Some visual experiments during Unit2. https://luoqiuhengtorus.gwm.app/some-visual-experiments/

LO3 – Analyse and critically reflect on your practice and its context.(ACEnquiry)

୨୧ My Research Paper is available here: 

୨୧ A second tutorial with Janet on formatting and spelling. https://luoqiuhengtorus.gwm.app/2nd-tutorial-with-janet-waring/

୨୧ Reflections on the governance of the epidemic – a political attachment https://luoqiuhengtorus.gwm.app/reflection-on-the-governance-of-the-epidemic-a-political-attachment/