All very excited here at My Tribe HQ – don’t be misled by our stagnant surface - underneath it’s a raging torrent of action.
The My Tribe project has been preparing for a 2011 season to coincide with the unveiling of the freshly re-vamped and capability-enhanced ABC Pool website. The launch (of My Tribe and Pool) will kick off at a respectable time after breakfast on February 21. It’s a soft-launch only, so don’t be surprised if we are still a bit fuzzy around the edges.
We’ve got big plans for 2011. After a successful collaboration with 360documentaries to ‘unearth’ a talented radio producer and a great (big) screening event at Federation Square in Melbourne – we are staying on the same tack and developing more broadcast, screening and exhibition opportunities for My Tribe participants. At the moment we are working on a broadcast project with ABC Radio National’s The Night Air and also teaming up with Museum Victoria’s Talking Difference initiative. Other sponsored projects are in the wings, but more on those later … the idea is to bring together a whole suite of projects that link in with our My Tribe theme and make My Tribe a rich and rewarding experience for makers, users and audiences alike.
Media production students from several universities ran with My Tribe in 2010 (talking us in lots of different directions) – they were are great energy within the project and produced some really interesting contributions. We are working with the education sector again in 2011 – only this time we’re involving more courses and they will be more visible and sharing more of their story with us. We want to hear some of the behind-the-scenes tales of their production adventures and find out what kind of ideas and works the ‘media makers of the future’ are messing with.
This blog will be opened up to more authors too – we still want it to examine interesting research and interpretations of ‘my tribe’ and somehow draw together the threads of the tapestry that tells the story of My Tribe. We hope you will continue to drop in on the project and check out some of the great works produced to the mother-lode of themes – community, belonging and social identity.