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Anna's notes from the Project Brainstorming session at the FISHBON EVENT LAB on Wednesday, July 7th. PLEASE ADD YOUR OWN IDEAS IN THE COMMENT BOX BELOW:

Here are the notes I took at last week's event lab:


* A living labyrinth

The people who create it participate in different ways

* Has different stations - dancing, painting, etc.

* Day-long event

*Word of mouth invite

* Have it take place in the mountains, with a bed in the middle of the theater (??). Come back to Pesci at sundown, where people have been working on things all day.

*Mixture of analog and digital content

* Have different spaces that could allow you to act in different ways (a space for live painting, a space for telling stories)


*Art class that will teach students how to take concepts and visualize/realize them (Mark)

* Minority Report hand gesture recognition guy - Mark's friend (didn't write name) - have himspeak and consult?

* Have more costume-making workshops and classes ( John can teach about costume-making as it intersects with electrical wiring)

* Ask people what they'd like to learn to gauge level of interest in specific topics (photography, for example). See if they'd be willing to give some $ to bring in teachers


* Use upstairs space more

* Make it clear to people that they can host cool events at Pesci

* Make Ning profiles more distinct - what are peoples' interests, talents?

* Have easy way of getting online Wed. to Skype people, research, etc.

* Have informative/instructional flyers to hand out that detail how to get involved, join a cell, have an event, etc.

* MORE LIVE MUSIC - have music cell to keep building on what was started at Twisted Village?


* Presenting storyboard to group; acting it out

*FOOD for Wed. - people could trade off Wednesdays, with 4 or 5 people in charge one week, a different group the next, and so on

*Incorporate improv into Wednesday nights


*Create open punchlist to ask who has what resources

* Make it clear that donations are tax deductible

* Put out a call for old computers

As for my own two cents, I had an idea that I forgot to bring up last week. I think it'd be really cool to choose a specific theme (or myth or fairytale) - Desire, The Myth of Persephone, or Cinderella, to name but a few examples - and have people create projects around that theme. Some people would do photography, some would write music, others could create a puppet show. The possibilities are pretty much endless. Then have a day where everyone presents his/her work - what I'm most interested in is seeing how different people interpret familiar stories - which aspects they focus on, what approach they take to the material. I know I won't be here to pull this together, but if anyone else is interested in something like this I think it'd be a worthwhile endeavor.


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Comment by Ryan Quinn on January 19, 2014 at 9:08pm

I produce a television show for SBCC called Fresh Frames and would love to get Fishbon involved in the show.  Are there SBCC students or others interested in helping out with the collection of work for episode three?  If so, I could do a workshop on the show at the Pescadrome to get people informed and involved.


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Fishbon’s Purpose:
Fishbon's purpose is to provide a forum, education and support for creative collaboration, mentorship and the visceral experience of visual, aural and performance-based art.  It is also to provide exhibition media for the artists and their art forms.

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Fishbon's mission is to encourage collaboration between artists, technologists, writers, designers, performers and participants to create unique, real-time, compelling aesthetic experiences that speak to contemporary audiences.  Fishbon believes the synergy (sharings of perspectives and skills) made possible in a collaborative space creates a unique and special context for art.  By providing context, physical infrastructure, tools, mentoring support and encouragement for creative collaboration, Fishbon is an experiential incubator for emerging cooperative working models.  Much more about the process experience than final product, Fishbon creates a diverse "interactive" learning community that would be difficult to achieve in isolated individual working environments.

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