Hello there! Whoever you are, wherever you are, and whatever you happen to be doing. I want to thank you for coming here. My name is Morgan Hinckley, I’m a senior at TNS, and this is the webpage for my senior project: From The Fishbowl.
If you don’t know what a senior project is, then allow me to explain. It’s a long-term project that a senior designs for themselves concerning something they’re passionate about, and it’s intended to be the crowning achievement of their education.
I initially struggled a lot to come up with a suitable project, especially because I couldn’t think of anything I was passionate about that fit the bill. However, after talking to a lot of people and giving it some thought, my efforts eventually coalesced around an idea: to learn more about my community, and to share what I learned through audio journalism.
That idea evolved and changed with time, but its core remained consistent and From The Fishbowl is the result. What you’ll find here is a series of interviews I conducted with members of the TNS community. My goal was to learn about their experiences and perspective as a member of our community and, through that, learn more about the community in turn. I believed at the outset that communities ARE their people, and that belief was only cemented by the experience of making this project.
In case you weren’t planning to already, I encourage you to give these interviews a listen. They each range from about half an hour to an hour long, and all contain incredible insight, which I did my best to describe below each, so take your time and choose where to start based on what interests you. Imagine that you’ve just run across a shoebox of old cassette tapes in an overcrowded closet, and decided to give them a listen out of curiosity.
I should also warn that each interview has unique and somewhat finicky audio, so please be prepared to adjust your volume while listening. I apologize for any inconveniences that result from this.
I want to thank everyone who was interviewed for this project. It would not have been possible without all of you, and the incredible job you each did in the moment. I also want to thank my senior roundtable members for supporting me throughout, my teachers for being so understanding, the people I consulted in the course of this project for their advice, and everyone who is reading this for taking the time to engage with my project! This was an incredibly enriching experience that taught me so much about so many things, and I only hope that I’ll manage to pass what I learned onto anyone who listens in!