Reflection 4- Narrowing, Narrowing, Narrowing
This week I have mainly been working on better forming my argument. I realized that the main part of my project I was interested in conveying were the trends in the commercial synthesizer market from its conception until the present day and the sociocultural criticism that accompanies them. Because of this, I want to put more effort into the timeline portion of my project and make it the main focus. I have organized all the important events I want in each timeline and I am just filling in text from my research at this point. Some timelines have a lot more information than others, however this is reflective of the varying levels of innovation and success for each type of technology. I have been able to gather approximate success levels of each type of synthesizer for each time period from my sources. However, it would be interesting if I could find economic data for the sales of each of the five types of popular synthesizers and make it into a line graph in some way. I don’t know if such raw data like this is accessible, but I will try to find it after I finish the portions of my project I have already planned. It has been very important to set deadlines for myself on which sections of the project I need to finish by a certain time. I hoped to have the timeline and digital representations done by this Thursday, however, it looks like I will be able to have only the timeline portion finished by this Thursday and the digital representations finished by next Thursday. Because of this, I have also decided to only work on sound samples that demonstrate the sonic character of each type of synthesizer by the end of the internship period and not full compositions. The compositions can be easily added later by just embedding soundcloud links. Despite not being on time to complete all the portions of the project I wanted to, I think this has helped me to narrow my focus and create more a more in-depth narrative in certain aspects.