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Workshop: Location-based Technologies + Place-based Storytelling

How do narratives, exchanged using social platforms, give us and others in our community a shared sense of place, and also of purpose? 

Join us for this free workshop on Location-based Technologies (smartphone apps and social platforms) and their potential as tools for gathering and conveying stories of people and place, as well as their potential for these activities to enhance community organizing and other efforts to connect people, place, and purpose.

In this workshop, our partners from the MuseWeb Foundation will share information about the Be Here: Main Street project, an app called izi.Travel, and other open social platforms. Workshop participants will have the chance to experiment with these technologies, and to workshop their utility as tools for place-based storytelling and organizing work. This workshop is free and open to all types of storytellers / gatherers / organizers.


Water Bar & Public Studio is partnering with the MuseWeb Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution's Museums on Mainstreet program, and the partners of We Are Water MN to help facilitate a statewide storytelling project as part of MuseWeb’s Be Here: Main Street project. This storytelling project will focus on water and the ways it connects us to place and each other.  As part of this project, we have the opportunity to learn about a few new location-based technologies, and want to offer that opportunity to other artists and organizers in our local community.