Today weâ€™ve planned in three events for the next couple of months.
The first is mid March (probably the 20th) and takes place on the market in the tent. Weâ€™ll try to involve the archive in this event. The second is mid April and is combined with the reopening of the library. The third take place the first of may on the ceramics day that is organized by the museum.
Not everyone will be present at all three events so there will be subgroups working on the different events. Anne will contact the institutions and see who and how they will be involved.
The second workshop took place last week. We ended up doing an awesome event on the Gouda market: the Vergeet Me Niet Tent!First day of the workshop - Tuesday 19th of February
Anne, unfortunately, was sick and stayed at home but was able to give a presentation over skype. She gave us some important pointers on how to transition from theory to practice. After that Kristina gave a presentation on experience prototyping, placebo design, play and some of her projects.
Second day of the workshop - Wednesday 20th of FebruaryOur first idea was to do a media divination, based on an existing project by Nancy. Halfway the day we found out we werenâ€™t able to change the divination to dutch and that we couldnâ€™t localize it to Gouda events so we had to think of a new experience.
The second idea was the â€˜vergeet me niet tentâ€™. The idea was to set up a tent on the market and lure people in by handing out flyers and giving them free coffee and mint tea. We asked people whether they had a memory that took place in Gouda and that they didnâ€™t want to forget. To help them remember we recorded the memory in three ways, by making a portrait of the person while he/she is thinking about the memory, by marking the location on a giant map of Gouda and last by describing the memory in one or two sentences in the memory machine. This project was inspired by the Supernatural Drama film Afterlife (Wandafuru raifu or Wonderful Life - Japan, 2001).Third and final day of the workshop - thursday 21th of February, market day!
We got out of bed really early to do some last preparations and to set up the tent in the market. Nancy wrote a report which you can read here: http://www.sistero.org/cultuurl/report/index.html
To see the portraits and read the memories go here: http://cultuurlokaal.patchingzone.net/vergeetmeniet/
Call for Papers - British Computer Society - Visions of Computer Science
Preliminary Announcement and Call for Papers
The British Computer Society
International Academic Research Conference
Visions of Computer Science
Imperial College London September 22-24, 2008
Paper Submission Deadline April 13, 2008
tell your own story
make a myth
the curator as a workshop holder/broker
what is a problem wijk?
a historical city
a modern city
a part of the green heart
show your heart
lots of government property
waiting to be sold
loss of community housing
many empty building
each group in the city has it's own football club or choir
the immigrant group
the religious group
the group that does not belong to a group
the elderly group
this place is like switzerland, maybe?