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FEEDBACK

RELEVANT
I consider that this is avery important activity within the context of the festival as a knowledge producer and it was
great opportunity for the participants to be exposed different kinds of expertise of relevant topics for their practice.

DIVERSITY
The participants were a very interesting and diverse. I hope that the experience was fruitful for then even if I felt that
some of them were extremelly unsatisfied and dwelled in their own feelings of frustration. Sometimes defecting it with
such an intensity that was difficult to even negotiate a positive compromises.

TIME AND CLARITY
Perhaps, there were many things that were not clear for the participants; specially what was expected from them and
the relationship of what they were doing at CrtEnd in relation with their professional work.
Something that was obvious and was expressed by them was that the instructional activities keep them too busy to write or produce content. They felt overloaded of "content" and not have enough time to digest and create. So, I think that this was the main issue.

TOPICS
In particular, I was clear for me that my section, that was focused on the implications emergent practices of new media and the new internet should have been in the beginning of the workshop as a way of framing strategies, tactics and actions.
In that sense the intermedia production and publishing with augmented writing approach would have been with them from the start and hopefully integrated with the "doing". It became obvious that there was some resistance from some of the participants to the digital realm and its implications on how information and the "writing" of dance is produced, distributed and augmented. Of course, I think that it was very new for many of them.

FORMAT
I suggest that the educational strategy and format would be more integrated with the happenings of the festival, in a way that the participants actually become "PRESS" (with badges) and the workshops happening in a semi social or open space where the "audience" can see what the participants are doing. An open Lab and open communications lab.
I have been deploying a similar format in many festivals and really works in the production and also in the performative level. This performative aspect is very important with new multimedia because it shows a more immediate and open process approach. In this way, the festival people witness how the media is produced and distributed and eliminates the necessity of salons or showings. It is open from the inception and formalized by the immersive context of the setup.
See this link with the meta_media lab that I facilitate in many festivals. It shows an integrated approach that also explores the esthetics of communication and it becomes a multimedia environment where the participants are the production team.

http://www.dance-tech.net/page/meta-media-lab

This immediacy of the process and openness makes the participants more involved as part of the "field".
TEAM BUILDING AND COLLABORATION
Also this performative aspect may prompt them work as a team. In that sense, I felt that it would have been important for them to experiment more collaborative creation in writing and the potential of the internet. In that sense, more facilitation oriented towards team building collaborative authorship would have med a big difference.

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