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Knight-Mozilla Ideas Jam – comes to Dundee 27th May

Knight-Mozilla  Ideas Jam
University of Dundee
Friday 27th May, 2011 – 09.30 – 18-00
Hosted by Product Design Dundee with Hack/Hackers Edinburgh
Meet DJCAD, Perth Road, Dundee, DD1 4HT

Book now – http://mojodundee.eventbrite.com/

Qualify directly for a yearlong paid fellowship at the Guardian, the BBC and other major news outlets by entering your idea during the jam…..

How?

Mozilla and the Knight-foundation are coming to town for the day. It’s big.

Are you a designer or an artist or a technologist and a creative and want to change the world of news and journalism? Then read on…..

Product Design at the University of Dundee, Mozilla and Hack/Hackers Edinburgh are hosting a one-day workshop to generate ideas about the future of news and journalism for the Knight-Mozilla challenge. Why – because they want to make the web a better place…. and they’re looking for the smartest people on the planet to put into paid fellowships with the world’s leading news organisations – the BBC, The Guardian, The Boston Globe and other major news players. Can art and design change the way the world looks at news – we think you can?

Good at ideas but don’t know about journalism? Don’t worry – we’re kicking off with experts in news, journalism and technology, who will give you everything you need to know to be a journo for a day.

Mozilla are shouting the Pizza and Beers – Product will shout the Irn Bru (we’ll let them know what it is when they get here) – you’re shouting the best ideas you’ve ever had for changing news….

The day will end with an upload of ideas to enter the challenge – make sure your name is on a load of them….

The Challenges

#1 How can we use open video to tell stories on the web in news ways?
#2 How can we reinvent online news discussions?
#3 How can we tap the HTML5 web platform for news?

Day plan

09.30 Coffee / Irn Bru

10.00 Kick off

10.30 Digital-Journo for the day Paul Egglestone and Michael MacLeod joining us from the Guardian for the day.

11.30 Flip Out

  • Go out in teams and make 30 second shorts of the challenges – could be real, could be fictional, could be an animation – just make films that make you think about the challenges. Bring Flips/iPhones/Androids/Whatever-to-make-a-film…

12.30 Pizza and view Flip Outs

  • Project Flip Outs on walls / show on your laptops / phones / or TVs…

14.00 Idea Gen

  • Make hundreds of ideas on the challenges

16.30 Drinks – review – upload

  • Upload your #MoJo challenges for a chance to qualify for that dream internship

18.00 end… or go to the pub – your call?

And finally… the fantastic people at Mozilla are providing the beer and the pizzas!

Get in touch

  • j.rogers@dundee.ac.uk or @ileddigital. Booking will be available in the coming days.

Tea with Richard Banks

Yesterday we had the pleasure to receive the visit of Richard Banks, who spent the day talking to the studio researchers and PhD students. Richard works as an interaction designer at the Socio-Digital Systems group of Microsoft Research Cambridge. Among others, his work analyzes the long-term impact of technology in our lives – how we can live with digital objects for decades, potentially passing them down through generations. His research vision and feedback was invaluable to all of us – thanks, Richard!

Tea with Anab Jain

Last week we received the visit of Anab Jain, who gave her insights into the projects that are currently being carried out here. Anab is the founder of Superflux, and the creator of the Power of 8 project which brings together scientists, urbanists, educators, and permaculturists to imagine optimistic futures. Many thanks for your valuable input and hope you will join us for tea again soon, Anab!