My capstone project is centered around the topic of predetermined fate / destiny, and subsequently, the degree of free will that we have as individuals. I am drawing on my previous experience in Gateway regarding the form I am thinking about executing my topic in. I plan on doing a podcast series with a final presentation in the form of a TedTalk, the same way my Gateway was summarized. In Gateway, and throughout my time in Ross, I have discovered a passion for presenting. I enjoy the thrill of public speaking and the art form that presenting is in terms of the different points that can be made with changes in your voice, facial expression, and your general movements. Taking a class in Ross centered around presentation as an art form, if you will, has motivated me to use the skills I developed there to create this project as a podcast and TedTalk.
While I don’t have a great deal of concern regarding this choice, my largest issues that I can foresee will be the time requirement to make a clean, professional podcast; as well as my inexperience with audio editing of any kind. With each podcast episode ranging anywhere from 15-30 minutes, and the subsequent editing that that will entail, I am planning on self-teaching myself how to edit audio efficiently through some sort of online program in the coming weeks. On the other hand, I feel that with a topic of this nature, it will be essential for me to be able to speak about it. I anticipate finding it much easier to give complex, sometimes hard to believe, explanations for phenomena that others haven’t experienced themselves vocally rather than in writing.