Well, after a lot of hours spent huddling over my computer and fumbling through the Wix editing interface, I can say I’m done. My final portfolio was really a unique opportunity to redisplay myself and my work for the semester in a way that demonstrated a common theme.
Throughout the introduction of my portfolio, I present myself as someone who is empathetic. Empathy is the process of shared feeling beyond understand. I am constantly reframing situations and my actions through the eyes of others recognizing that individually perceived truth is merely a single perspective in a spectrum of opinion. For better for worse, my actions are calculated, constantly taking into account my surroundings.
But who I am lead me to take some unique chances in the MIW gateway course. For both my repurposing and remediating pieces, I chose to imagine what Tinky Winky, the Teletubby who was famously snubbed as being a homosexual, would be doing today. I imagined him having the attitude of a self righteous and proud actor, whose television lodged in his stomach was now a wide screen due to his large weight gain. Sitting in a living room as a home entertainment system, I wrote about Tinky Winky realized he wasn’t a improv performer, but more a screen people were looking through. I know what you’re thinking- yes this is ridiculous, but my interpretation and analysis, stemming from empathy, allowed me to gain real world conclusions from this fictitious case study.
I applied both economic and psychological analysis, along with accounts from past child actors. My paper gave light to the power of reputation has on well-being, which seemingly transitioned into my E True Hollywood story video of this character. Overall, all my assignments were inspired by this trait of being empathetic and shaped my semester into a very memorable experience.
My portfolio is organized by the categories: Identity, Discovery, Findings, and Inspiration. Identity- who I am. Discovery- what I was trying to learn through class assignments. Findings- what I learned about this class and myself in general. Inspiration- what and who in this world inspires to keep searching and challenging myself.
Hope you enjoy my website: http://ryhayes.wix.com/portfoliowriting220