Despite the lack of posts, I have been making a lot of progress. My dissertation is rolling along and is now over 100 pages. Having never written a "book" before, it is amazing how things start falling into place once a lot of initial preparation work has been completed. I'm in the middle of organizing the Literature Review to make things flow better, and developing the initial elegance metric.
A few technical notes:
- Scrivener from Literature and Latte is an amazing, integrated writing environment for Mac and Windows
- Developer of the author-date parenthetical notation method: you deserve a prize!
I am also working on collecting supporting data from my daily online news reading, and will be incorporating a lot of varied stuff throughout the dissertation. I will post about some of that stuff, no doubt.
Part of what I will be doing in the Research portion deals with elegance observation. I call this approach Gestalt or Right-brained and will involve observational single or pair-wise or three-way comparisons, using a format that evolves over time. I will be using recommended approaches to achieve and create elegance, such as observation, to make inputs into the elegance metric, which I find poetic.
I figure a lot of these observational studies will be posted on this site as well, and are a great place to comment (until I launch my "Hot-or-Not" site for Elegance: working title of "Elegant-or-Smellegant" - well, maybe not).
As I further develop the purpose of the I have also been "sharpening the pencil" on the services offered by Feldman Design Co. If you visit The Company page, you will see a few listed: conceptual design, concept art, illustration, and photography. I will be creating a section on this site to post examples of my work in conceptual design, concept art, and illustration, as well as a Photography section on this site highlighting some of my favorite photos (probably with the ability to order prints).
Thanks for reading and following along.
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