- Come in, immerse yourself in the world of the space and take control of the thing your working on, and hold a position.
- Spend time inside the project and imagine – form an image and idea by standing back and considering where this project can take you. Speculate, and look at various patterns of contributions and work with assumptions that arise.
- Know what exists and develop it.Think about the journey and the outcome.
- How are you going to translate all these ideas into a project? What will it look like? How can you use your skills to take the media into another space?
- Imagine the kinds of clients you might work with and how does that shape your potential outcomes?
- Develop and image and a tagline – make is succinct.
- Remember to always keep the professional aspect of the course – it’s about storytelling and collaboration. Objectives, planning and agreements result into tasks and activities – this is the element of professionalism you need to develop – its not about being wanky or wearing a tie,its about having a process and being able to produce and work with others and make sure ideas come to fruition.
- Allow yourself to imagine – what is it now that you want to achieve, where would you love to work, what kind of creator do you want to be and why? Who do you want to work with? What kind of stories do you want to tell? How will you get there? Where do you want to make your mark. Notice your own strengths and interests.
- Consider how your decisions will make things happen.
- Work with the idea of a co-creative public and the growing range of literacies in the public sphere – work with them. Think about how a niche community can extend to the public sphere, take unique and special stories and make them accessible.
- Take a simple topic and get a range of perspectives – you never know what you will stumble upon. Research and produce. Participatory media means we are making in public – we need to work transparently and are inevitably more exposed these types of projects carry their own set of protocols. Participants are engaged in the whole framework of the project – design, production etc.
- Keep track of things as they develop and comment on them in some way, understand how people are using them, or subverting their original intentions.
- The hardest part is finding your way through the onslaught of material – remember you have you experiences, the things that inspire you and the things your interested in participating in and collaborating on.
- Understand the back end – social media search/search engine optimisation. Use platforms to respond to trends – eg) Mapping Online Publics project aims to trace tweets from different areas to gauge a certain sentiment about a topic or event.
- Realise the potential to ‘listen back’ that social media provides – some companies are filtering the net for informal responses to their product/service/materials.
- Giving and receiving feedback – develop a considered response and think about why the person thinks what they think – it can probably help you.
- HAVE A REALLY STRONG CONTROLLING IDEA! What stories are you trying to tell.
- Cooking up a Participatory Project - Blog post from Kyla.
Who are you and what do you think about? What can you bring to the surface?