Researchers on Table
Today we are engaged in a group discussion amongst the team members of DODO lab
Analyzing our individual processes and learning from our mistakes and what steps we could have taken to further make our project more interesting and helpful in collecting and archiving our research.
Our projects were about open ended research guided by Dodo Lab, we broke down our projects into four different groups: Pollution, Land Survey, Tourism and Music.
This project was more about asking questions rather than coming to a pre determined solution.
What we noticed is that people were comfortable giving out the information as long as it’s not being recorded or taped. It felt like we touched their weak-spots and they told us about their experiences very passionately as if they were waiting to tell a story or a city to initiate a research to come with a solution that could help revive the economy.
All our research has been archived into E-Books which is a publishing tool courtesy of Proboscis.
The decay of value of land in Windsor.
We went downtown and interviewed a lot of people about the decay of land in Windsor; our purpose was to enquire as to what had caused this depreciation of land. We made some preliminary observations and we also closely examined the affects of global recession on automotive industry and how unemployment had its impact on the society.
The analysis was originally inspired by anedotal evidence on the role of depreciation of land.
We started walking from the bridge to the riverside and Crawford interviewing fishermen and took some pictures of what they caught. One of the fisherman that has been fishing for 30 years told us during the interview that the water is getting more polluted as the time passes by, “30 years ago the water used to be very clean, now a days it’s very polluted” he also said “before, I used to catch lots of fishes, now a days I catch around 3 to 5 fishes”. After interviewing many fishermen, we realized a fish type called Perch used to be in abundance back then whereas now it is very hard to catch.