Yesterday we worked with secrets
I am so happy that this workshop was possible . It is the first time that “Cuéntanos un secreto” -Tell us a secret project- is developed for english speakers. Secrets coming from Netherlands and randomely distributed with students at Rutgers University-Candem in New Jersey . Most of those dutch secrets were provided by friends and colleagues through the website for the english version of the project .
Tell us a Secret-Candem was a workshop based in two main activities :
– The lecture, “Tell me a secret, an historial sketch” This was aiming to explore different historical example that question the tautologies of the text and the book . What makes a book “book”? What is the text ? How to understand literacy practices in the networked and programable media? . The lecture was focused by understanding concepts and theories as “the eventualize text” (Hayleys 2006), The New art of making books ( Carrion, 1975), “Rebus principles” and Skething interaction: the bifocal display (Buxton 2007). Download presentation [here]
-The workshop: sketch for interactivity and paper prototype.
The objective of the workshop was to encapsulate a secret in an “eventualized object”. We discuss a lot about each hidden experience. -or secrets- We did some sketches and one student did a quick prototype -working –
I hope others students accept my invitation to continue with the develop of the object by web sessions.
Thanks a lot to Jim Brown and Robert Emmons who did possible this wonderful experience in Candem
Hopefully, this project will find outs its own route in “all languages ” . This is about sharing hidden experiences.