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Wednesday, October 12
6:30-8:30 pm
Theresa Lang Student and Community Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th St., 2nd floor

Zvezdana Stojmirovic (MICA)
Aggie Toppins (MICA)
This workshop will explore collaborative learning opportunities emerging from the current shift toward bottom-up creation. Our workshop will begin by isolating qualities of professional co-creative projects that cross borders and continents, spanning both physical and digital arenas. The workshop will analyze the common structures of such projects—including modularity, inclusivity, accessibility, and criticality—considering how similar models can be used to establish co-creative learning opportunities in the educational arena. In the workshop participants will then co-create letterforms assembly-line style. After the initial letter start, each person will send his/her letter on a circuit of the room, opening it up to additional development. The resulting letterforms will reflect the authenticity of the crowd. Using mobile phones, letters will be photographed and posted to Flickr at each stage of creation. Immediately following the session, workshop leaders will compose an animated piece out of all the photos taken and post it on Vimeo for discussion.

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