Idea Generation

What is this project about?

Looking for more support narrowing down your idea? Try using the idea matrix on this page.

Reality and how it is perceived.

What do you want to get out of this project?

I want to satisfy my thirst for deep thinking but I also want to be able to approach complicated problems like this from different viewpoints. I want to grasp a deeper understanding of the the world and out consciousness through philosophical and scientific means.

where did the skills go? we are taking skills out of the idea generation process, in an attempt to make projects more career-focused. If you want to get leveled-up for a project, share it with the appropriate guide or faculty member for feedback upon completion.

Guiding Question

Turn your idea above into a guiding question.

Check out some resources on how to write a guiding question here.

What is reality? How do humans perceive reality? How does it affect our lives? What’s the possibility of a simulation?


Use this space to take notes, keep track of your sources, or conversations you have with people about this project.

Week 1: Found baseline research

Week 2: Started on video

Week 3: Circled back to add additional information and finished video

Week 4: Meet with Michael and create a brief powerpoint

*Citations are below


What will it take for you to complete this project?

Use the table below to set your own timeline for deliverables, keep in mind when your final work product is due at the end of the cycle.

Work Product Deliverables

Research p1
March 15, 2021
Half way done with video
March 19, 2021
Research p2
March 22, 2021
Work Product due finish video
March 26, 2021
Notion page completed
March 26, 2021
Talk with Michael
March 29, 2021
Complete presentation
April 2, 2021

Embed your Work Product Here πŸ‘‡πŸ½

How do I embed my work product on notion?

Click below where it says "Untitled" this will open a new page with an embed block. You can click on this embed block to upload a file or link from your computer. You might also choose to create your project write on that untitled page itself.

Add a short description and cover photo

At the top of this page, you'll see a field where you can write a short description of what this project is about. if you hover over the title, you'll also see a place where you can "add cover". Pick a photo that captures the main idea of your project.

Work Product

Was your project deep?


Reflect on this project cycle by answering the questions below.

The act of reflecting allows you to highlight the accomplishments and applications of your project. (questions courtesy of Powderhouse Studios)

Was your project meaningful?

Did this project matter? In what ways did it further your knowledge, force you to grow, or provide something useful?

My project really expanded my critical thinking skills. I had to analyze something on a granular level which we tend to ignore on the daily; reality. I had to form connections to answer big questions such as β€œWhy?” I utilized multimedia to construct my own interpretation of reality. (Formulation of theory)

Was your project ambitious?

Given what you already know, did this project challenge you in meaningful ways?

Yes, the project was challenging. Analyzing the fabrication of matter around us, in which we can interact with and gain feedback from, then tying to explain the β€œWhy,” or explore the possibilities of different realities was thought provoking.

Was your project deep?

Did you project engage with powerful ideas or tools? Additionally, did you engage with the material in a deep sense (i.e. did you develop ownership over the ideas or tools)? Can you utilize these skills independently now?

Yes, the benefit of creating your own theory or paraphrasing ideas, is that in order to do either, you have to have a proficient understanding of the topic, thus your engagement runs quite deep.


Use the pages below "QR Partner Feedback" and "Faculty Feedback" to find places for improvement.

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Coming up with an Idea
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