Cruising was so little, but so much in a sense. The whole piece was in a loop. And in that loop, we have a girl talking, there is a background sound, and pictures and words moving across the screen. I felt a little constrained because I had to do so much in such a little time, even though there was no time limit. I wanted to get a slower speed of the film so that I would be able to read, but I was just struggling to find the right speed. I wanted to reach that point where I would be “cruising”, listen to this young adult speak, read and see what was going on, but it was all jumbled.
It was very simple, yet complex at the same time which was very different from the other elit pieces I had read. The previous elit pieces were very interactive with hyperlinks and game-like features, but with this one, I felt alone in a way. I had the piece in front of me, but I could not have what I wanted which was being able to read, listen and look at the images at the speed I wanted. It did not turn me away from the piece, but it was just very different. I guess the author had an intention doing it that particular way. Patience was probably one of the reasons it was done that way. Sitting and finding the time and patience to navigate life is not an easy task. There is always so much going on in our lives that we sometimes forget to sit down and take it all in. This piece accomplished that aspect of taking the time for yourself and finding the right pace for your life. This is mostly what I got from the piece.
My piece will be about a 10-year-old girl living in Ghana, Africa. The story will be about her experience with sexual harassment around that age.
The little girl. (She does not have a name)
Wix will be the main tool I will be using in this piece. I will be using this particular template to achieve my goal. The pictures will be replaced by my own hand-drawn pictures. The pictures will consist of body parts of the main character.
When you click on the picture, it will take you to another page which will contain a piece of the main character’s story. The story will mostly come in written words and also music that relates to the theme of the story.
Like previously mentioned, this will be my version of the main page which will serve as a map for the reader. When the reader clicks on one of the pictures, for example, arm, it will take them to a new page which would look similar to the picture below.
I am in the process of drawing the body parts and putting my story together.