Natasha Malik is a Master of Information Candidate at the University of Toronto studying both user experience design and critical information policy studies. Through combining these concentrations of study, she engages critically at the intersection of technological design practice and its diverse impacts on human lives and the collective human experience. Natasha is also an avid reader, and lover of early mornings.
Why did you get involved in this project?
I got involved in EXC-19 through a summer course I was enrolled in at the University of Toronto: KMD1001 Theory and Methods in Knowledge Media Design.
Did the one week turn-around for the work help or hinder your creativity?
I think it helped my creativity because I did not have time to overthink my submissions and produced what came to me naturally.
How did you feel about working on a project where you didn’t know who you were collaborating with?
I loved it! It provided some suspense and surprise in the final video reveals.
Has being involved in the project changed your thoughts on creativity?
Yes, definitely. My collaborators interpreted the words and photos I submitted in diverse and unique ways that I could not have predicted. It opened my mind to exploring many possibilities when working on creative projects.
If you worked on several videos, what kept you coming back for more and how many did you do?
I did two in total through my summer course KMD1001. Our course instructor assigned participation in this project towards course requirements.