Greetings fellow co_LAB’ers!

Today marks the first day of the pre-workshop phase of the project. Over the next 2 weeks(ish), we will be setting a number of small tasks that will allow you to work collaboratively and prepare your responses for the main workshop that starts two weeks from today!

The majority of the pre-workshop phase will take place in the virtual world of ‘The Cloud’ so you can contribute at a time that suits you. We are, however, planning one or two “real world” gatherings to get you started thinking about the main task (more on this soon), and to get everyone together in a social context.

Over the next 2 weeks you are going to be introduced to the brief and have small, manageable, tasks set you and your group (we’ll mention more on this Wednesday or Thursday). It is therefore imperative you join the Facebook Group for the project. To be kept up-to-date with all that’s happening, make sure you turn notifications on. That way, project related stuff can be pushed to you. Facebook is going to be used as a communications tool but also as a means of gauging opinions, arranging things and sharing stuff.

Today’s Task

At the heart of this project is the networked culture that drives collaboration and we plan to exploit that to the full by using it to draw people’s attention to the project. It was a big part of the success of the precious co_LAB workshop and the Media Culture 2020 project so we plan to use this model as part of co_LAB in both the pre- and physical workshop stages. But to do this effectively, we need your help.

So, your task(s) for today are to create:

  • A selfie – posted on the Facebook group
  • A Vine/Instagram video about something you enjoy – and then shared on the Facebook group
  • A 100 character tweet describing themselves – the extra 20 characters for #coLAB and Twitter name

Happy content creating! We are looking forward to seeing / reading what you guys post!

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