What does "visions of a time to come" really mean to you?

How would you be able to express it in pictures?

Last Updated March 4, 2011

Comic Life Project

So now that we've been "in" our inquiry for half the year, we figured we should take a pause and think about what does "Visions of a Time to Come" really mean to us, and then to represent that vision in a photography project.

The Project

To understand our vision of time, we first asked the students to brainstorm in our classes what the future means to them. It was an interesting task given that each class took a slighly different slant to the topic.

Archives of our brainstorming discussions can be found on our IO page and you are encouraged to check them out to see the deep thinking the students were able to put forth prior to picking up a camera.

Once our specific topics were boiled down (Team A: The future of technology/the future of education; Team B: Predicting the future to feel safer; and Team C: Predicting the future) we set out to design a Comic Life page in a rough draft sketching what our pictures would look like (in our mind's eye), complete with captions and dialogue if appropriate. Once approved, we went on to take photographs and then the fun began! We started working on Photoshop and then the magic really started.

Our final project was displayed in the hallway and you can find a gallery of our work here as well. We were very proud of all the hard work and effort given by the students and you can see it reflected in their finished pieces.

Here we are hard at work...


Scroll down and check out everyone's work. If you click on a thumbnail picture, a new window will open with the full size version for you to look at!

NAME
PLANNING SHEET
FINISHED COMIC
REFLECTIONS
Aidan

Aimee

Braden
Brian
Bryce
Eunji
(planning sheet lost)
Fraser
Jennet
(planning sheet lost)
John
Justin
Katelynn
Kezia
Kirsten
Matt
Mitch
Rhys
Saad
Sam
Shawn
Vanessa
Will
Yianni
Ava
Chris
Dagan
Diana
Emily
Glynnis
Jack
Jordan
Liam
Logan
(planning sheet lost)
Melissa
(planning sheet lost)
Nic
Nick
Reed
Samara
Saxon
Skyler
Zac
Ashton
Caileigh
Calum
Casey
Emily
Eric
Fergus
Garrett
(planning sheet lost)
Hayley
Henry
(planning sheet lost)
Ian
Jacob
Katie
Leyla
Matt
(planning sheet lost)
Melissa
Quinn
(planning sheet lost)
Sean
Taylor
Toshi