We started our trip meeting at the bus stop at 11 a.m. We took the bus to the Skokie transit station, boarded the CTA Yellow line to Howard, and then transfered Red line to Roosevelt. We arrived in Chicago around 12 p.m. and had lunch at Five Guys.
We then took a 10 minute walk to the Shedd from Five Guys, and began to lay out our ideas to structure the project. We found that we needed more information on the exhibit so we headed upstairs to take more pictures and notes. We spent about half an hour upstairs collecting information on the exhibit and then headed back down to finish structuring our project.
Notes and pictures that we took were then brought back downstairs where we assessed our data. We used the data to discuss future plans on the project. We planned out:
When we finished discussing our plans, we presented our data to Alex. Alex gave us some tips and ways we could improve. We put our ideas together to set a story. Three ideas for a series/ storyline came up:
Before heading off to winter break, our Tech Geniuses had the opportunity to travel to the Shedd's Teen Learning Lab. While visiting the Shedd, our team had two primary goals in mind.
We began the our trip in one of the learning lab rooms. We met with Alex Herrera and Wade Berger to discuss our goals for the project and the Shedd's goals. During the meeting we were made aware of the resources that Shedd could contribute to the project, that ranged from specialized employees to high quality recording equipment and software. Together, we established several goals for the project.
After the team was sure of the guidelines and expectations of the project, we were introduced to the Amazon Rainforest exhibit. The Amazon Rainforest exhibit was one of the best options for a few reasons.
At our next Shedd visit we will create a storyline and have it approved, and we will determine if we have the right equipment to create a 360 video.
Joshua Seitz & Brendan Mejorada
The Shedd 360 Project aims to bring consumers a Shedd Aquarium experience from the comfort of their homes.