This website contains the litany of concepts, figures, and other miscellaneous thoughts associated with the Master’s Thesis of Nic Barajas. Posts will hopefully uncover the transition from random ideas to a fully formed thesis project.
After completing a basic proof of concept, thesis felt like it was beginning to come apart. I try to discuss the reasons and what led me through.
Spring semester is about getting back to work, so it’s time to focus on the what, why, and how of thesis. Time to start making decisions.
Unsurprisingly, I found a way to piss away a weekend. It wasn’t all in vain, though.
As I look ahead to the spring semester, an executive summary of my fall.
Delivered as the final of the fall semester, it was ultimately not very successful at drawing in new people, but I made a great meal with it.
An assignment from class involved us thinking about all the assumptions of our topic area; meanwhile, I also did some in-situ testing over Thanksgiving break.
Some good, some bad, but generally, it’s worth doing your homework and taking recruiting seriously
A sad but ultimately positive story about how I had a bunch of shit stolen from me.
Coming up with ideas for an experimental community place.
This nearly lost update describes my shift to focus on a food concept, edited later for clarity.
An unhelpful and unexecuted plan whose original summary read: “You want a research plan? I’ll give you a research plan.”
Trying to trace a history of how humans interact, and trying not to mansplain it all.
XOXO 2015 was an emotional, inspiring experience.
At week two, trying to figure out where I am with my thesis ideas.
You always need to start somewhere.