Finding a topic to research and compose in a digital way for the final project has proven to be a bit of a struggle for me. I wanted to search something I know and something that interests me. Finally it dawned on me that composing a project revolving around my hometown would be perfect. I have grown up in Elora, Ontario my whole life, same with my father, my grandfather and now the same for my daughter. Elora has been a significant part of my family’s upbringing and over the generations we have seen this quaint little town grow.
My next step is choosing what about Elora I want to research and explore. This has also become a challenge for me and still is. My hopes are to be able to educate others on the development of the town over the years, more specifically the downtown area. I am thinking that a possible mapping project could come from this, that I could show the progression through a series of maps and chart the growth seen.
Seeing as my family and friends are so closely tied with Elora and have so much of their own history in my project, I was also hoping I could incorporate a bit of oral history into my project. I could conduct interviews and record their viewpoints on the progress of the downtown area. I thought this would be able to give the assignment a more personal aspect.
Hopefully after tomorrows workshop will give me some more ideas and a better understanding of what I hope to achieve however any suggestions or insight you guys have would be greatly appreciated !