Michelle Bach Mikkelsen

My name is Michelle and I'm taking my major in Media Studies and minor in Visual Culture.
Moving from the small town Ulstrup with a population about 2000 I was pleased to move to Århus. But after living here in over three years, Århus is not that big a city anymore. But I still fancy it, it's cozy, it's close to nature, there is still a lot of stuff going around, my friends are here and it's close to my family.
In a year I'm moving for a semester to Berlin, which I'm looking forward to, since I really like Berlins urban life.

I'm following this course without taking the ECTS, but I thought it sounded really exiting and innovative,
and might be able to use some of the texts from the semester plan in my BA. assignment, which is going to be about hyperlocal and hypermobile media and how they influence the urban. It's going to investigate which challenges the media companies are facing
when the media landscape and the urban landscape is changing.

I'm interested in how media affects society and how people interact with each other (through media - especially new media.)

Furthermore I like reading, music, contemporary art, fashion, to write (although this profile doesn't quite show this).
I'm interested in politics - especially EU and international politics, IT and technology - you might say that I'm a gadgetnista :)

Assignment 2: Personal map.
I wanted to make a interactive map in flash f.x., which would show my favorite spots i Århus.
But because of my lack of programming skills I used google maps as a way of visualizing my idea.
The different colour of the pins would indicate what type of thing that would be displaced. Green for hot cafes, pink for cool shops, yellow for one-of-kind-only-to-be-experienced-here-in-Århus stuff like the shemale statue Madam at Pustervig Torv or all the bird boxes in Vestergade. and so on.
The interactive part should have been realized if I could have uploaded my map to the internet, so that people could gain access to it from their mobiles. Then people could upload even more pictures, post commentaries and so forth. The idea of the map being used directly from the mobile is that the mobile in my opinion could be regarded as a urban tool, and that a map is used in the urban as well.

Assignment 3: Hybrid space (Link coming up)

Assignment 4: Audiostand (can be found on First Class)

Assignment 5: .walk.

Assignment 6: A Mis-Guide to Aarhus.
(Picture coming up)

The tacky teenager in love.

Go from one couple kissing to another (or follow a couple who looks to be in love)

Assignment 7: My C(i)C experience.
1. what is your most memorable experience from this course? It could be with regards to readings, artworks or your assignments

I really liked doing my subjective map and hearing the others. This Misguide as well was fun.
When I connected Pold's understanding of scripted space to hybrid space.

2. name the text that you liked the most (or that you learned most from) (or that provoked you the most). Why?

Why leave cities in the holidays? - Marling. Easy read, fun, learning.
Hybrid spaces - Adriana de Souza. So relevant for my BA.
The generic city - Koolhas. This text provoked me. I'm not a pessimist like him.

3. name one thing that you have learned from the readings (or, which text did you like the most? Why?)
just that urban studies is a big scientific field.

4. which artwork/artefact/performance presented in class did you like the most (or provoked you the most). Why?
The sheep, the monopoly car game, the chess game, the sound walkman bobbles.

5. what was your reply to the assignments? List them all and think about how to present them – as a whole – to others; as a collection, what have they contributed with to this course?

The assignments can be regarded as your own portfolio of this course. Like something concrete you can show others.

6. which assignment do you find most in line with the course content? Why?
The hybrid space assignment.

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