I believe that my comment improved during the Beta presentations and provided more in-depth feedback to help develop the DAs. I tried to find outside research for everyone, I was only able to get it for two of the three pitches that I reviewed. I think that I could have improved my feedback if I had gone back and watched the original pitch to have a more thorough understanding of the project.
The evolution of your DA from blog posts to a website is a good idea. Since you are addressing the future of the magazine industry it will be interesting to observe it from where you believe the future of zine culture is. I think zeroing in on what aspects of the magazine industry you want to focus on will help you figure out how to address the issue of near vs longterm per the subject outline. I think looking at what has caused magazine to fail vs the magazine that have succeeded would be an interesting comparison.
I think it could be interesting to look at various digital forums, such as snapchat and how they have been replacing written words with videos under magazine publishers <https://www.cjr.org/business_of_news/snapchat_discover_publishers.php>
Diversity, communication, and culture
This sounds like it will be a great thing for the society, and seems like you’ve created a fair bit of graphics to upgrade the page. I think would be interesting to add a blog post or two discussing what you have done and how it will benefit the society in the future even after you have graduated. You mentioned looking into the history of clubs and societies and I think that using that research and outlining how it will help you to create a future for DMS would be an interesting read. I had a hard time finding any journal articles from a quick google search so it may take some digging to find beneficial articles studying the longevity of university clubs and societies.
Overall I think your DA will be great for DMS.
It’s unfortunate that you were limited to the type of coral you could print, but I am interested to see your blog posts on 3D printing for coral restorations. You seem to have a good amount of research into this topic. I personally do not know much about 3D printing, but I do think the issues of coral reefs is incredibly timely.
I think the hardest part of your DA will be getting four more prints done in time, as you mentioned that 3D printing to completion can be tricky. I think including videos of your 3D prints in your blogs would be a fun way to give your readers a visual of what you are talking about.
I think it would be interesting you to look at how 3D printing is evolving, and if there is any new technology being developed in that realm that could make printing on a large scale more reliable, as well as addressing the issue of human destruction on the ocean. Will printed coral reefs solve the problems that climate change is causing in the ocean? <https://theconversation.com/3d-printing-coral-reefs-can-create-new-habitat-but-it-doesnt-tackle-human-destruction-103927>
Looking forward to seeing your final DA.