Exercise: Gather and Curate
- Gather all seminar attendees in a single digital space
- Note: It is up to you, together, to decide where. However, it must be a space that is asynchronous. In other words, it must be available to continue communicating even after we complete the seminar. Inviting people to a temporary Zoom meeting would not work.
- It is important that all of you gather in the same space, so please try your best! It might be easiest to meet immediately before our session begins.
- Share a piece of content with the group related to the process of digital convening
- Agree on the top article shared (you get to decide the criteria and process for selection)
As you go through the exercise, make sure to take notes on the following:
- How is this gathering process similar and different from physical gatherings?
- What are the characteristics of the digital space you chose? For example, can you articulate its features and utility boundaries?
- What types of emotions surfaced during this gathering and curation process?
- What were some key tensions and “aha” moments you perceived?
Please keep me involved in all communications. I will act as a passive observer and join the digital space. No judgement though, there are no “wrong answers” only fun stories to talk through on Thursday.
- Part 1: The Calling (10am-10:30am)
- Discussion: “What does it mean to convene online?”
- Part 2: An Adventure (10:30am-12pm)
- Exercise 1: Mapping our journey (actions, status and signals, technology)
- Exercise 2: Comparing physical convenings to digital ones
- Lunch Break (12pm-1pm)
- Part 3: Trials and Tribulations (1pm-2pm)
- Two Short Readings: Pragmatic Identities, Space Decay
- Discussion: Coordination, Participation, and Accessibility
- (Optional) Case Study Presentation: Folklore
- Part 4: Return Home (2pm-3pm)
- Exercise 3: How do these technological changes influence physical convenings?
- Wrap-Up / Closing Thoughts