Tuesday, September 25, 2007

In the past

Two workshops I would have liked to take but just found out about today:

Sunday, 9/23: 12:00-1:30 pm
Blogging 101 with Glenda Bautista
KSW's space180, 180 Capp Street (btwn. 16th and 17th ), 3rd floor

Come explore D.I.Y. (do-it-yourself) online publishing. This workshop will explain how weblogs (or "blogs") work and will also explore different content types and genres, as well as their impact on today's media landscape. It will also offer practical technical advice and the necessary steps to set up, create, and maintain your blog.

Make your very own blog (writing), photoblog (photographs), podcast (audio), or videoblog/vlog (video) --- or learn how to make a blog of with mixed media. Any artist of any medium make a site quickly and easily, using free tools to post dynamic content on the web.

Learn how you can expose your work to a broader audience. Start a conversation, find your online voice, work with basic blogging techniques and methods, build and audience and community, figure out how to mine up similar content you like on the web, understand how online traffic and search engines work --- these topics and many more will be covered in this workshop.

A laptop is suggested, but not required. No technical expertise is necessary.

Sunday, 9/23: 2:00-3:00 pm
Community Development through Community Art with Rene Yung
KSW's space180, 180 Capp Street (btwn. 16th and 17th ), 3rd floor

Community-based practice has a long-standing history in the arts, but current funding shortages and socio-political crises pose critical challenges to the field. How do we respond as a cultural community? How do we innovate new ways to deploy cultural practices as agents for social change?

This workshop is for cultural workers in all disciplines—visual, literary, theater, performance, media arts, as well as for community organizations and funders. We will discuss central issues to community cultural practice, including objectives, logistics, and ethics, and brainstorm about collaborations and approaches to build critical mass for new community strategies.

Requirements: Bring notebook and pen, a social issue that you feel is important to you to address, and your definition of “community.”

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