17/09/2018–20/09/2018 process

1.music: almost finish…..{a musician is collaborating with me on an ad-hoc song on plastic surgery}

2. Video; The video have already done. { two popular Instagramers whom are known for their makeup skills are working with me on a video on how cosmetic product can be used to improve facial aesthetic appealing. }

3. Animated film: is processing……an animator is working with me on an themed animated film ‘plastic surgery’.

after which I will invite stakeholders to listen these categories and record their comments/feedbacks.

RESET SOUNDS CONTENT

An update on my progress last week. I have revised the audio contents by collaborating with other stakeholders in the following categories:

They will all be finished by the next Wednesday, after which I will invite stakeholders to listen these categories and record their comments/feedbacks.

video

Invite a makeup artist in the beauty industry to complete my makeup experiment

 

Animated film

I am currently working with an animator to create my themed animated film 《cosmetic surgery》

It is expected to be finished next week

 

Music

Currently working with a musician, there are now two music about feeling free, natural, relaxing, immersed in the mind, not drifting.

We also have our own songs to fill in the lyrics, still in the creation

 

Interview record

The two recorded interviews  has been condensed to be 1 minute.

feedback —-tutorial

Summarise feedback and action plan given during my tutorial

 

  1. The audios sourced from the internet, as it currently stands, are insufficient to support the proposed how-can question.

 

  1. Original creative contents, in the form of music, poetry, video, etc., will be created.

 

 

  1. Regarding to the creative contents, response of the invited stakeholders will be measured.

 

 

 

NEW —MY PROJECT PROCESS

1.Introduction

China has recently got a ‘facial plastic surgery’ fever. This is due to a lack of confidence on their facial aesthetic appealing compared to the ideal western types as broadcasted on social media. Psychology studies found that the negative self-assessment is the predominant force that drives the decision to undertake facial plastic surgery. However, the surgical intervention (for example double-eyelid surgery, reshaping of nose and/or face, etc.) is painful, risky and irreversible, which often results in infection, bleeding, facial nerve injury and unfavourable scar formation. Facial plastic surgery is not the singular way to enhance the facial attractiveness as the concept of beauty is subjective. Hence, it is worth exploring the alternative means to achieve the same psychological effect of elevating confidence on facial attractiveness, besides the facial plastic surgery. This is the main motivation behind the current investigation.

 

This work, originally, aimed to address the following question: ‘How can the non-physical facial attractiveness of Chinese women be highlighted to raise their awareness on the alternative approach (besides plastic surgery) to enhance their attractiveness?’ A methodology was developed, which consists of an iterative process of interventions with stakeholders and self-reflective practice, to interrogate the aforesaid question. At the end of this iterative process, the following new research question is derived: ‘How can audio be used to raise Chinese women’s awareness on alternative approaches to enhance their attractiveness besides facial plastic surgery?’. It should be noted that this report was written regarding the latter (or latest) instead of the former (or original) research question.

 

This report will be organised as follows: in section 2 the proposed methodology will be described in detail and section 3 will compare the strengths and weakness of the proposed methodology.

 

2.Methodology

The current methodology emphasised on utilising audio to excite the, often overlooked, awareness of natural facial beauty, and on exploring different ways to demonstrate the efficacy of audio on stimulating the positive feeling towards natural facial beauty. The methodology comprises of a sequence of four phases from collecting the audio sample to broadcasting it in different ways, the details of which are given as follows:

Phase 1, sample audio data was collected from an interview with Mrs. Xxx whom is the editor of  CHIC magazine. The questions in the interview were …. The total duration of the interview was …. , the recorded audio was edited to be within 1 minute.

Phase 2, social media platform, xxx, is employed to build up a forum or community, to discuss and, debate, the current topic of interest and research question. In the community, the recorded interview audio file (from phase 1) can be played on demand to provide the reasonings why facial plastic surgery is entirely unnecessary and the alternative means to enhance the facial attractiveness. Audio discussions, for or against the ideas from the recorded interview, can be saved and played in the community. The users can have follow up discussions based on different opinions of the interview audio. All the correspondences on the forum will be kept in audio message format – the app records the users’ speech in an audio message – and all the audio messages will be automatically saved (which enables playing on demand) in the forum. It is worth noticing that this social media platform permits audio message from only one speaker at a time. This snowballing process will expand the audio pool of discussion on the topic.

Phase 3,

an exhibition is designed which showcases different categories of audio compilations that are associated with the how-can question. There are five categories: film clips, YouTube videos, music, poetry, and the recorded audio messages from phase 2. Each has a playlist, which will be played on a smart device (e.g. tablet or phone) at its designated area at the exhibition. The audiences will be first interviewed on the how-can question, before and after, listening to the categories of their most interest.

 

 

my project process conclusion

China has recently got a ‘facial plastic surgery’ fever. In the pursuit of ideal western facial beauty as advocated on social media, Chinese women takes facial plastic surgeries as a viable mean (for example double-eyelid surgery, reshaping of nose and/or face, etc.) to alter their facial aesthetic. The plastic surgery has the benefit of boosting self-esteem and confidence, which often makes one overlook its painful, risky and irreversible downsides, e.g. infection, bleeding, facial nerve injury and unfavorable scar formation. Psychology studies found that the negative self-assessment is the predominant force that drives the decision to undertake facial plastic surgery. It is commonly accepted that the concept of beauty is subjective and has no singular definition. Hence, it is worth exploring the alternative means to achieve the same psychological effect of elevating confidence on facial attractiveness, besides the facial plastic surgery. This is the main motivation behind the current investigation.

This work, originally, aimed to address the following question: ‘How can the non-physical facial attractiveness of Chinese women be highlighted to raise their awareness on the alternative approach (besides plastic surgery) to enhance their attractiveness?’ A methodology was developed .
At the end of that springs a new research question:
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This report will be organised as follows: in section 2 the proposed methodology will be described in details and section 3 will compare the strengths and weakness of the proposed methodology.

new intervention process

 

new intervention

AN EXHIBITION

an exhibition is designed which showcases different categories of audio compilations that are associated with the how-can question. There are five categories: film clips, YouTube videos, music, poetry, and the recorded audio messages from phase 2. Each has a playlist, which will be played on a smart device (e.g. tablet or phone) at its designated area at the exhibition. The audiences will be first interviewed on the how-can question, before and after, listening to the categories of their most interest.

new intervention process

using sounds as a platform, I set 4 parts (story, poetry, music,film) to display my conception

  

There is always a point of view in the market: after becoming beautiful, life is like opening.

Therefore, many girls have spent huge sums of money on their faces.

This makes Xiang Yu can’t help but ponder: What happened to those girls who were full of tolerance?

Recently, a Korean drama gave the answer –

My ID is Jiangnan Beauty

 

summarise feedback from my tutor

  1. how can sound more impact ?
  2. question
  3. which way can influence people? how many?
  1. Changing my question to :
  2. Finding the strong story and telling my facial problem story : The online media coverage of seemingly ideal beautiful women affects how my facial attractiveness is self-perceived. My eyes are considered to be never big enough, and face never small enough in comparison with the broadcasted ideal types. No sooner had I adjusted to this cultural shock, than I had a ferocious facial allergy last year resulting in a permanent reddish and swollen face. I was so unconfident to expose my face that wearing a hat and sunglasses became part-and-parcel of my life for the past year. Looking back at this tormenting experience, I realise how significantly the self-perception of facial attractiveness influences the self-esteem of a female. The aim of this study is to advocate that plastic surgery is not a singular mean to enhance facial attractiveness. This will be done by showcasing other viable means, e.g. by applying makeup, to effectively elevate facial appearances.
  3. Making the audio shortly, the recorded interview has been condensed to be 1 minute.
  4. Testing audio: stakerholders and people work in different industries were invited to listen to the interview and leave their comments.
  5. Intervention app: an online platform is being developed to invite people who are not confidence with their facial beauty, share each other story and interact.

 

Current intervention issue: I can invite a lot of people into my account and i can talk each other , but I can’t put them together to talk and listen to the audio at the same time.

Question : still need to develop it

Audio testing feedback: according the shakeholder’s feedback, I’m consider should use audio and photos( compare photos in two different way)