Received a notice from the Digital Natives Facebook group of a two-hour online forum on Wednesday, June 25th entitled: Creativity and Media Literacy Forum. The forum is hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
The focus of the forum is “about current creative obstacles and opportunities media producers, teachers and others face in their fields. The presentation will be webcast in Quicktime, the conversation can be joined in the Berkman IRC room (irc://irc.freenode.net/berkman) using an IRC client such as Trillian, and can be viewed and interacted with in Second Life.
To quote from the Digital Natives’ Facebook page and the Berkman Center website:
We're excited about the group of presenters and attendees we've assembled, and wanted to let you know what the general game plan is. The conversation will be fluid, interspersed with very short presentations from team members of
- Scratch (http://scratch.mit.edu/)
- River City (http://muve.gse.harvard.edu/rivercityproject/index.html)
- Tom Snyder Productions (http://www.tomsnyder.com/)
- LocaModa (http://www.locamoda.com/)
- NML (http://newmedialiteracies.org/)
I’m fascinated by this effort not only because of the subject matter, but also the virtual means of presenting it.