What an interesting week-end! We just finished our beta test of the Sherlock Holmes and the Internet of Things prototype at Lincoln Center. Our team, "Elémentaire mon cher", were the "Killers", guiding three different groups of "Sherlocks" via Periscope, helping them to solve the crime that Killers and Sherlocks alike created collaboratively. Despite a multitude of technical problems, the feedback has been very positive! Beacons, the Raspberry Pi connected rotary phone, the N
There's something in the air in September... perhaps a leftover, even after all these years, of the thrill and anticipation of going back to school. And this year is no exception! At the end of August, I found out that according to a very idiosyncratic French labor law, I have worked too much in a free-lance capacity for Disney and have to go through a latency period. I won't be creating any magic in the Kingdom for a while. You can imagine how I feel about French labor law!
Tomorrow I begin a 10 week on-line experiment in collaborative storytelling called "Sherlock Holmes and the Internet of Things" with the Columbia University Digital Storytellling Lab. This is a "MOOC", but not in the traditional sense. It is not so much a Massive On-line Open Course as a Massive On-line Off-line Collaboration! I've just completed the very first assignment in this long and fascinating process: Step 1: The 250 participants had to post a photo of a "crime scene"