Some brief notes from the meeting, feel free to add anything I missed/discuss below!
quick recap of what we took away from the training week
considering ways to connect with other members of the program - esp. nomadic branch
Making an effort to document what we’re doing each meeting at the Athens branch to allow the other branches to see and maybe follow along
// Documenting our individual design processes
maybe sharing on the platform personal diaries/journal entries about play, trust, etc. and our ideas about projects etc.
also for helping to share a more practical side of design/though process of each designer
-privacy concerns with the fully open platform? ways to amend this -role playing chat on the platform? (a sort of form of online LARP taking place on the platform) (online design/roleplaying LARP between designers) -using anonymity? -using physical journals -sending them to people in other branches via post (kind of like secret Santa) -random face to face chats -Skype at a specific time with random person from another branch
final project brainstorming
post training week - starting forming teams and pitches (pitches starting in December)
how does it involve the city? why do we call it urban?
what is the playful aspect? (doesn’t need to be a game, could be an artistic installation with playful elements)
what is the aspect of Trust
who are the team members?
for consideration when forming a pitch
what specific space will this project be in?
design with a space in mind
what community will this project interact with, how will it impact them?
not just finding the community, but also making the community
- doing field work within the urban space
more on this on the online platform
use your personal connections, interests
who do you know? where are you living?
then do some online research, identify some people, and see how they might communicate with each other and with you, and how your project can facilitate this through playful interaction (of course depending on who you’re addressing)
you have to understand the space and the people before you enter the space
how do you infiltrate a space without being invasive
respecting and sharing information/experiences with the inhabitants of the space
formal Budget proposal
(you can also find external funding from other organizations, maybe getting funding from someone within the space you want to work in)
more concrete/specific pitch
// final project initial ideas
series of modern urban gothic fairytales
possibly filmed and sent to the mainstream media
involving actors, maybe zombie games in interaction with the police
Alternate Reality Games (ARG) and LARPing
just a topic: milgram experiments (electroshock power dynamics psychological experiment)
a game training you in disobedience
neglected monument in piraeus
next year is a 2500 year anniversary of a historic battle
maybe highlighting this specific monument with a game around/inside
site specific game including stories of locals who live in park central park “mars”
also some roleplaying elements (maybe teaming up with LARP people)
contextually about memories/memories of a place
communal/collective memories of a place
how can we trust what is the real memory of a place
what’s the real memory?
using FB spark (AR camera filters)+ 3d modeling
team formation ideas
you can also hire outside people from wherever - independents etc.