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GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME AT OUR FIRST WORKSHOP DAY!
How do we achieve that in the most efficient way? We decide that group dynamics and facilitation require us to go to personal levels.
So after the official greetings and a short introduction to the theme on this first official day we begin to do that.
Tara invites us to take part in a sociogram or relation game....
We need to move and cluster according to commonalities.
Softly softly we approach the theme. And there are real surprises, for example when we ask the question:
Wow. So much information in such little time with such little effort! It feels good.
We moved enough and sit in a circle now. We go deeper,
We do a round with all the participants answering three question by speech or image:
We have many moving presentations and we will put some of the material online at the VideoBridge/GrundtvigWorkshop/Participants page
At noon we have a "Turkish lunch" in Café Karolinenhof.
In the afternoon we form a "videobridge story telling circle". So we want to find access to the medium in stories, but of course this also provoques many questions about what videobridging is all about. Is it just about the "high end" or does it start with simple Skype conferencing used in creative ways? Why do we choose to do it at all?
SashaMrkailo from Sombor in Serbia has already collected dozens of stories and noted them here in the wiki (MyVideoStory?). The stories point to the many creative uses, to things you could not previously do and yet they are the continuation of something familiar.
AndriusKulikauskas presents his own plethora of stories; he has been a very active "VideoBridger through the GlobalUtopias? project. Some of his work is documented here in our collection VideoBridgeStories. So Andrius also seeks to wrap up the types of useful cases and presents us a little typology. Ernst comes right in the moment when Andrius talks about four types of videobridging.
In the evening there is a visit to central Vienna ....
Photo Courtesy: Abdullah PEKEL, Julija ASTRAUSKIENE