For the past two months or so, a group of us open participants in the Networked Narratives have been working behind the scenes on the construction of an immersive, virtual Alchemy Laboratory of Stories. (Officially, NetNarr is a university course being taught in the US by Alan Levine, and in Norway by Mia Zamora, with some intersections with Maha Bali in Egypt, and with open doors to the open learning community — that’s where I am).
Many folks in various online communities (including CLMOOC and DS106, and some NetNarr students) have contributed time and resources, and media projects, that are now part of the NetNarr Alchemy Lab experience. In fact, there are nearly 50 media objects created by nearly 20 people in this Alchemy Lab project.
Pretty cool collaboration.
I’ll reflect in writing more about the experience another day, but for now, I want to invite you to come tour the lab we built through open invitations to create stories in a networked way. You can view the Alchemy Lab in a browser, or on mobile devices, or with Google Cardboard devices. Layered links will either surface media projects or will give you a link forward to projects. The exit (on the ceiling) will bring you to yet another place where we invite you to make some digital art and share it, too.
We hope you enjoy the experience.
Peace (and convergence),
PS — special props to Wendy and Sarah and Todd for coordination and planning, and to Susan for her wonderful artwork, and to Niall for his technical prowess and advice.
From Mass to Glasgow to Australia and lots inbetween…..I have really enjoyed working with you to bring to fruition another amazing idea. Thanks
Yeah. Sort of hectic in the middle but pretty cool at the finish line. Thanks for all you did, and others, too. Who knew a crazy idea might actually happen? (I guess we should know by now)
Wow! I could spend hours exploring this amazing lab. What an opportunity! It’s amazing!
I agree with Michelle- lots to try out here. Thanks for sharing and always pushing yourself (and by proxy your readers).
SO cool Kevin. I can’t wait to take time and check this out. Love that you are always discovering and experimenting…
Thanks for the introduction to this great collaboration. I need more time to explore.