University of Oklahoma  |  Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability



Example Projects 

Sculpture

Build an electronic sculpture that has at least one input, and at least one output. Alone, these will not make sense with respect to your research topic. Therefore, you must also build a “conceptual interface” that links your electronic pieces to your research topic.

Because the Library will need their Arduino kits back at the end of the unit, you are required to create and submit a video that clearly and concisely documents your sculpture in action. You must include a voice-over narration that a) briefly describes your research topic, b) says what the sculpture does, and c) says how the sculpture contributes to furthering knowledge about your topic. The video must be between 30-60 seconds, and must be edited in Adobe Premiere, a software available in the Studio and other computer labs around campus.

Arduino sculpture created by a student, spring 2017

Arduino sculpture created by a student, spring 2017

Audio

Pick out a particular aspect of your research topic. Using this aspect as a focus, produce a 2-minute audio clip that addresses the issue at hand. You can work in any genre of audio production that you think best aligns with what you are trying to explore and communicate. For example, it might be like a podcast, or like a newscast, or something more abstract.

Your audio clip must include: talking, music, at least two sound effects, at least two instances of overlapping sounds (you will learn how to do this in Audacity).

Photography

Create a digital triptych of photos that addresses your research topic.

A triptych is a set of three photographs, in three compartments side by side, the lateral ones being usually subordinate. You must take and edit the three photos yourself.

As support to your image you must submit a 250-300 word statement of what you were trying to accomplish with your triptych. You must cite at least two scholarly sources, based on original research, about your topic in your statement.

An example of a student project, spring 2017

An example of a student project, spring 2017