The individual meeting brought up the issue of communicating this data to an audience with little or no biology experience. A potential problem with the project is it being too abstract, and unorthodox, for anyone in the biology field to care about it, but too biology-based for anyone else to understand it. I want my focus to be on those with more interest in rock music than biology. In order to address this as soon as possible I will have a visual iteration of the tree finished by the end of spring break, so that I can begin getting feedback on what confuses people, and what they would like to see more of (in regards to visual aspects). For the end product I would like something as universally decipherable as possible, and so since the majority of the data gathering is finished, it’s time to shift gears for now and work on presentation.
Genre of the Week: Glam Rock
Glam rock originated int the United Kingdom in the 1970s, and is characterized as a style of rock in which the performers often wear eccentric make-up, hairstyles, and clothes. It’s often seen as a fashion movement as much as a rock subgenre, and due to the androgynous nature of the styles it has been connected to modern views of gender roles. Hard rock has been seen as a foil to glam rock, in that, compared to glam rock, there is a much higher emphasis on machismo.
An example from the UK:
and an example from the US: