Image by Sune Skote, Fornvårdar, 1950
We (@jakobskote, @OlaClaesson, @filipnystrom, @Alja, @JenMcG and I) are looking for eighteen people to join Babel Between Us, a large scale online co-created writing process. The project utilizes digital ethnography to explore a range of questions:
- What happens when a group of people from different backgrounds and interests meet anonymously through a fiction they create together?
- What worlds manifest on the borders between their ideas, and what stories appear among them?
- Can ethnography be used as a tool to mediate and enhance this kind of creative collaboration?
- What is the language for communicating the thinking of a collective intelligence?
The project will take multiple forms; the co-created digital text itself, a cartographic visualization of the fictional universe and its conceptual world, as well as a research paper.
We aim to compose as diverse a team as possible. As a guideline we are looking for people with a strong interest in collaboration, who are comfortable with expressing their ideas through writing, who have an interesting creative output, who are comfortable with the “yes, and” principle and, most importantly, people who love experiments. Writers, poets, playwrights, actors, artists, philosophers, journalists, LARPers, etc. You do not need to be a published author to apply, we accept all applications.
Selected applicants are expected to produce roughly 2000 words per week during each iteration. There are three iterations, each six weeks long with a month break after each one. In total the project will last for up to 6 months. The work is paid and each writer receives a flat project fee.
If this sounds like you, please apply before the deadline, January 20th.