Friday, 31 October 2008

Photos from Jake

Brian sent me this morning these pictures by Jake.

Thursday, 30 October 2008

New "official" blog is online

This blog here is just considered the "working" blog for this project, documenting the development and the individual contributions. Jake has set up now another blog, which could be the starting point for a fully public interface to the project: Two Rivers Talking.

Friday, 17 October 2008

Meeting with Brian

On Friday afternoon I drove to Pontefract to meet again with Brian, to discuss the upcoming travel and funding issues for our project. He showed me his atelier where he had a large collection of his own paintings, among them a collection of the Gordale Scar and other nature-related works.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Malham Cove Photosynth

Here is another photosynth, from the pictures I took at Malham Cove during the "Moot" with Brian on 28.September.

Gordale Scare Photosynths

I just completed two Photosynths with some of the pictures which I took during the Moot 2 weeks ago with Brian, when we went to Malham in the Yorkshire Dales, to explore the sources of the river Aire.

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Towards Gordale Scar

In Gordale Scar

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Meeting at Old Broadcasting House

On Tuesday evening, our group met for the 2nd time at the Leeds Met Old Broadcasting House. Before the meeting, I recorded again Brian's explanation of the project, this time in HD and with him in a jacket. I will still have to edit this statement before I can post it onto YouTube.

Brian told about his story regarding getting the visa in Birmingham. Beccy will also travel to Birmingham to hand in the application at the embassy. I had sent my application per postal mail - am still waiting.

Jake and Laura will establish the Yorkshire connection point during our online collaboration on Sunday, 9.November. Beccy talked about her Malham work and about the online story that she is developing. Brian talked about his interest in "embodied energy" and "working with concrete". Jane talked about the "myth-busting" that she intends to do related to climate change, and she also wants to explore the academic communities during our India visit.

On 22. October another meeting will be held in Castleford.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Giving a Pitch to Leeds Met Students - in the GANDHI HALL

The BSc students at Innovation North (Leeds Metropolitan University) have to create a major group project in their last year. This usually involved cross-discipline work, with students having background in Multimedia, Computing, Web Design, Video, and Audio coming together and creating impressive artefacts. Today on Wednesday, these students were given several pitches of project ideas in the Gandhi Hall of the Leeds Met Headingley campus.

I used this opportunity to propose this project "Voices of Gujarati and Yorkshire Rivers" to the students, for them to create an interesting multimedia experience) web, DVD, etc. which would highlight the outcomes or document the progress of this project. Several hundred students attended this event, and I already received feedback from one student who is in fact from the Gujarat area and who wants to participate.

Very symbolically meaningful, this event took place in the Hall which is named after the most famous of all Gujarati humans, Mahatma Gandhi.