Exercise 1: Which is the New Media Solution?
Solution B would be a proper “many-to-many” solution due to the first option requiring only a few select professionals to gather intel and distribute to the public. The second solution requires many different people to record the language in use and upload it for others to find and define said words via a searchable database/tag cloud.
Solution B is appropriate in this situation. It allows anyone to print stickers to be later scanned and placed in abandoned buildings to later establish information about these abandoned buildings. This establishes a network of scannable tags that can give anyone access to information pertaining to the ruin sites and build off them with photographs and intel added along the way by those before.
Solution B is a hub of information compiled into one animation to help any audience research the topic more fully if they wish to. Giving archaeological film and illustrations, as well as explaining the techniques of how the animation was created, this shows the audience how it was created, how it could be replicated, and what other sources were required to establish such a product.
Solution A requires collaborating with the community surrounding the water fountain to properly install a new and better version. This requires gathering intel on what would benefit the kitchens by asking which vegetable plants might be best for future use or collaborating with the sustainable agriculture club to plant appropriate fauna for the project, as well as invite students to also lend a hand in the efforts. This involves an outreach effort with the community of a range of people and skills to attain one goal to sustain the many.
The Oceans Are Dying:
To educate students more on this subject they can tap into local networks to find out information. Sites that are tracking the current state of local oceans/waterways can be displayed for their information which can then be shared to students. Other businesses around a community, or people in said community themselves, could lists their efforts to limit waste or list what behaviors/habits may be inhibiting the oceans. Aka keep tabs on the community’s carbon footprint and how that in turn effects the oceans. Online groups can establish routines to clean up oceans or limit waste to better those spaces by organizing cleanups or meetups to discuss action and to further educate others on the subject.