Think Before You Act

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Group project 2.

Guelph, like most of Canada, is culturally diverse. Perhaps not to the same degrees as other larger cities like Toronto, but diverse all the same. We wanted to promote this diversity in Guelph’s restaurant industries, to encourage citizens to taste and experience other corners of the world.

Click the poster to see where to go!


Reflection

We’ve all heard someone tell us, “think before you act,” at some point in our lives. But sometimes, we think a lot, but don’t end up doing any of the action.

For this interventionist project we used PosterMyWall to create the poster, and google maps to geotag. Geotagging is relatively new to us, and the poster website is something we had never heard of before.

We thought about using Photoshop of course, which we were all familiar with, but I was surprised at how easy it was to find an free online program that accomplishes the task. Certainly, we were more limited, but I suppose less choices make for less dilemmas and a quicker result with more or less the same quality.

Changing the world seems like a daunting task, but with the right tools, it is a lot easier to get started than I used to think. The very words, “changing the world” seems to connote big breakthroughs and grandeur, but it’s easy to forget that nothing that changed the planet started as an elaborate scheme.

Touching new media, taking a step forward to changing this city for the better… it’s a small step, but it’s still farther than I where I was before I did this project. I didn’t expect to get much out of this assignment, but now that I’ve seen how easy it is to get started… possibilities and ideas are starting to open up. My online activity is mainly about expression, but maybe it’s time to use it for action too. As they say…

In a world of talkers, be a thinker and a doer.

Destin Sandlin

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