Dress Up, Live Now
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.