Today I had my first meeting with Dr Graham to discuss my upcoming thesis. During this meeting we first went over my guidelines and then proceeded to review my first assignment that I completed for this week, my initial timeline for the entire year. This was great as it led into discussing other assignments that I will be doing throughout the year such as a proposal.
During this discussion we began to think about my thesis as a whole and what it would be about and how to approach it. To keep our ideas straight, Dr Graham pulled out his white board and started scribbling things down. We began talking about many different things that I could touch on from the difference between digitization and digitalization (I had to pause from my shock that yes, obviously there is a difference). Other subjects included what digitization does to things, the relationship between accessibility and things among many others.
After all of this was said and done I have now come to the realization that my thesis is going to focus on the evolution digitization through six different technologies. These technologies are: early books (or incunabula), the telegraph, the telephone, radio, tv, and the internet. What I hope to accomplish from this is learn what their physicality is. More specifically, how their physicality to their accessibility for their audience.
Lets get cracking!