Mike produces a lot of audio based projects such as ‘sound lapses’ where he will record an entire event such as Sunday breakfast and then cut cut 2-3 seconds every at consistent intervals and lay them all together to create a compacted experience of the environment and his surroundings.
Mike also acts as a kind of ‘mentor’ and helps other users by uploading tutorials showing how he has made his own content to further inspire his followers and assist them in making work they can then share.
Mike uses pool in a very specific way when it comes to uploading drafts for workshopping, he utilizes the creative community he has built by contributing works in progress in order to garner feedback, potential new directions and the opinions of his peers.
Drafting process - http://pool.abc.net.au/media/floating-hard-draft-1
This is an element of POOL I think we could really utilize, as many times as producers our wrk becomes very important to us and we can often loose sight of other ways we could be working, or unintentionally close ourselves off from new directions or practices. On the other hand, sometimes we get lost and the work reaches a point that we cannot seem to surpass – in both these instances, allowing drafts or rough cuts and edits to be viewed by likeminded creators gives work the opportunity to grow and flourish in new and exciting ways. Further, by uploading fragments of work onto a platform such as POOL, you are also opening up scope for potential collaborations as other users may have a use for the work or a similar project that could be connected to a specific direction the work could take.