As I said in this other thread , @unknown_author gathered @SyMorin and I a few days ago to discuss a possible project based in Essaouira and related to the creation of an independant radio.
@unknown_author will be more efficient to describe you the technical aspects of such a project, but the idea behind it is to create a versatile platform of content(s) of any kind.
Such a project could perfectly served as test to the media platform creation we’ve been discussing since a few days here. And we could also test various options of documenting such a project while making it.
Here is the short notes we’ve been writing while discussing the project @SyMorin @unknown_author and I.
creation of a meshnet for the edgeryders community there. Such a network could also serve the making and creation of content / media / data network such as an independant radio, maps of any kind, graphs, etc.
improvement of the community ability to map / study / share openly / and work, on a local scale basis.
bringing an anthropographic vision and purpose to such a project, to be able to go beyond the simple journalism / story telling (without shutting it down though) aspect.
@unknown_author being the bridge between tech and content, managing the abilities of the firsts and the needs of the others, balancing both in order to improve the project the best way. Also, and of course, reporting, photo-anthrpographically, the work and results there.
@SyMorin could be a “reference” in terms of creating a radio medium: what’s needed technically, what could be the options in terms of formats, angles, startegies, …
@gregoiremarty aka me, could help Sy on the radio medium creation, and also drive the anthropographic insight behind such a project, and picture/imagine/look for the next steps to bring content / medias / datas for the platform. (for instance, checking how the local food cycle is working, since this is one of my favorite topic).
- anybody who wants to join the team, of course, with the ability to second or help out on a specific aspect, or bring a fourth/fifth element to the combination.
My first reco now, is to avoid any “too much thinking + too much visions + too much ambitions” to such a project. I see it more efficient if it’s small and local, at the beginning. That’s the best way to avoid issues, but also to let the project itself and the (local) community in the best conditions to conduct it the best way for THEM (wich is more important than for anybody in particular).
It also appears to me that such a project needs to stay very practical, and connected to realities and concrete things (food cycle is quite a good example think) rather than ideas or ideologies, editorial content, etc etc. But do I need to say such a thing here anyways?
let me know what you think,