Week 9: You’re A Real Character
As I outlined in week eight (Phase Two) I have already found some particularity intriguing works to present as characters in my piece. Here are some of them.
Animals Australia’s What is factory farming? – Us and the planet (2012). This is a video that describes factory farming succinctly, and informatively. I will be using a section of it as a soundbite in my episode and this I must make it a character in the episode. Then there’s The influence of psychological traits, beliefs and taste responsiveness on implicit attitudes toward plant – and animal-based dishes among vegetarians, flexitarians and omnivores (2018). This article discusses the psychological indicators that make people more or less inclines to adopt an eco-conscious diet. The words in the article are invaluable to answering one of my research questions and thus I will probably make it a character in the episode as well.
The last article I’ll be discussing in this post became a character because not only did it help answer some of my questions, it also had me asking new questions that changed the way I thought about the topic. It was pivotal to forming my focus question. It’s With changing tastes, flexitarianism is the most popular item on the menu (2018) by Professor Sylvian Charlebois. This article was the one I began with. The one we were made to choose at the beginning of the class. It has been pivotal to my research and thus it will be represented in the episode.
I have never doubted writing is anything other than communication. That is not a new thought. Writing enables us to project our thoughts and ideas into the future. In this sense I was not intrigued, or caught off guard by the idea of using the articles as potential ‘characters’.