Brilliant talk by Jake Barton, founder of Local Projects, at the 2011 Eyeo festival. Barton’s projects explore collaborative and participatory storytelling using a variety of digital means – mobile devices, touchscreens, social media etc – and across a range of domains, from museums to exhibits and places of worship. The talk is packed with examples of this work and insights on creating meaningful modes of sharing.
With several of these technologies, we are only just beginning to see how we can employ them to scaffold interesting and worthwhile encounters. I suppose that this is one of the reasons why research in this area is so absorbing; new media emerge, old media transform, and we have so many opportunities to not just study, but actively experiment with and help shape what these technologies mean for us.