The investigation wall

February 6th, 2011

All good investigations need an investigation board: lots of bits of paper with ideas on pinned up with the connections shown, you know the sort of thing.

Investigation wall from 'Flash Forward'

So, to start off our investigation we’re going to bend the art gallery rule about not putting your own stuff up on the walls and we’re going to create a hugemongous mind map to help us think about what we’re going to investigate.

The purpose of our hugemongous mind map is to get us away from the obvious ideas and dealing with some really meaty interesting ones instead. Absolutely the best way I’ve come across of doing this is the signtific lab method, so that’s what we’re going to use. Only with many more bits of paper and sticky tape!

We’ll start off with a hypothetical scenario and then build chains of : “No way!”, “Yes! And…”, “Yes! But…” and “Hmmm…” across the walls of the gallery. Somewhere along the way we’ll come across ideas that we’ll want to turn into makings and doings within the gallery – these are what we’ll be working on for the rest of the week.

The MoR will be visiting New Walk Museum & Art Gallery later this week to check out exactly how big the walls are…

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