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Honors Capstone Project
Date of Submission
Prof. Melissa Chessher
Prof. Corey Takahashi
Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism
robotics, DIY, makers
Capstone Prize Winner
Won Capstone Funding
Project URL: www.tinkers.lindaggorman.com
My capstone project takes the form of a website, accessible at the URL above. The site features nine different journalistic pieces reported and produced over the course of the past year, all centered on the themes of robotics and cutting-edge DIY communities. I worked in several different media, from traditional print to audio to infographics. Though this project officially falls under the category of magazine journalism, my capstone also had a heavy technical component associated with creating the website and writing scripts to collect and visualize data.
In terms of the content, I reported and wrote about a variety of inventors and creator communities, with a particular focus on robotics. During the course of my research I visited labs and spaces in Japan, Syracuse, Philadelphia, and my hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.
Gorman, Linda, "Tinkers: Robots, Makers, and the Changing Face of 21st Century DIY" (2015). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 890.
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