02 2 / 2012
After my visit I came back feeling a little bit deflated, I had gone with such optimism of being able to just sit and gain interesting information and stories from some inspiring people. But this wasn’t the case from my two days of visiting. There was a sort of elitism within the group that were there, I felt that if you didn’t have an in-depth knowledge already about what they were doing they didn’t seem to want to know. I think there must of been an air of suspicion of who was this girl and why is she asking these questions?! The people I found that really wanted to voice their opinions on me where the people that had mental health problems. They informed me with lots of interesting conspiracies of how micro chips will one day be acceptable to put in humans, and how they are making it socially acceptable within dogs first and slowly moving it in to humans. It was a bit of negative and unsuccessful trip on gaining great primary research, however I want to be able to make a spin on this. I felt that they didn’t have the tools to talk to just the general public and this is what I want to focus on within my project now.