[HacktionLab] Getting input into a mapping session on BarnCamp

Garcon du Monde gdm at fifthhorseman.net
Sat Oct 26 20:13:56 UTC 2013

 * camping / tents / barn (!)

 * Small Group Learning (as opposed to SG Teaching, which is the usual
   language employed)

   - although there may be facilitators, the emphasis of BC (for me) is
     very much on _sharing_ knowledge, rather than a traditional
     "teacher-student" relationship.

 * fun!

 * hill - it's a big one, isn't it?!

 * friendship - old and new

 * privacy - to really engage in issues/topics up for discussion. this
   is in relation to both the fact that we're away from interruptions
   like you get at home or in the city (no ringing mobile phones all the
   time!!), but also that we're away from technological tracking (i
   *can* wander off into the field and have a really private
   conversation with someone if i want, that's not just an ideal that
   i'd like to aspire to...)

hope that helps.



On Sat, Oct 26, 2013 at 06:55:33PM +0100, Mick Fuzz wrote:
> hi there,
> I've lunched out getting input about the below but I've been really busy
> lately. Sorry!
> I'm going to Helsinki tomorrow to share info about BarnCamp  at an
> unconference called Education Engineering Dayshttp://edu.gamechangers.ru/
> It looks pretty ad-hoc so I haven't had to do a lot of preparation. I'm
> going to help out on a session on tools and techniques.
> BUT I wanted to ask your help on one thing - the following activity.
> So any input would be super great by about this time tomorrow.
> Obviously - CIDER is going to be one of the cards - (maybe raveoke on
> another) but it would be great to get suggestions for other ones.
>     Prepare in advance for Introduction/mapping session..
> *Mapping process (*as substitute for 10-minute presentations)
> *Andrew elaborates this introduction/mapping session plan*
> To avoid a long session listening to many people's 10mins intro, and
> also not to repeat things later in the public lightning talks 
> (Imagine: 2 x 25 intro talks in one day would be way too much)..
> I propose a different introduction exercise, in which each invited
> programme/institution briefly shares 4-8 aspects of their activity in
> the form of small 'cards', that contain an image/keywords/sketch or
> diagram, which can be briefly shown to everyone; and then they can be
> grouped together in spatial clusters to playfully make connections
> between different programme/institutions' interests.
> Hence, I propose that each invited programme/institute prepares a
> standardized contribution in the form of a A4 paper sheet..
>  1. Download the following template:
>     https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/110399725/A4-into-A7.pdf[1 KB]
>  1. Think about 4-8 things that helps to communicate the particular
>     aspects of the educational programme/institute, which can go into
>     the 'collective mapping process'
>  1. Each group prepares 4-8 elements (for example
>     images/photos/keywords/sketches) to put on top of this PDF template 
>  1. The elements can be added via image manipulation software such as
>     Photoshop/GIMP, layout software, glue+paste, hand-written/drawn, or
>     some other way..) 
>  1. The outcome template+elements on A4 sheet is then given physically
>     or emailed to Andrew <andrew at pixelache.ac> BY SUNDAY 27.10. EVENING 
>  1. IF we need to print them, we can do it for you.
>  1. We could ideally use a digital overhead projector to project them up
>     on projection screen for all to see during the introduction/mapping
>     session on MONDAY 28.10. MORNING
>  1. Fold the A4 paper on the longest length in half , then same again,
>     and same again, so there are 8 rectangles (4 rows, 2 columns) of A7
>     size (105 x 74 mm), which you cut up.
>  1. We could gluespray/stick them onto card/mount-felt for you..
>  1. And then use them in a spatial-mapping of images/words/sketches
>     pinned down together, and possibly using, black wool to connect them.
> We probably want a roll/fold-up version of our map to carry easy to
> Suvilahti the next day, so we would use the 'felt excel' that we have in
> Pixelache office.
> See example use:
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixelache/8883263595/in/set-72157636617187043

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