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What makes this project different is that the whole core team is involved in decisions and development of each task area – we learn from each other's knowledge and experience not just by observation but by collaborating together. The products of this process range from films, events, ethnographic research, written papers and articles, software design, technical research and development to the development of new models of collaborative working and methodologies, such as the bodystorming experiences. We have found that this combination of skills and techniques blends together to add distinctiveness and freshness to established practices, its creates a powerful group dynamic and energy that supports individual efforts and has enabled a whole field of enquiry to be opened up and explored in a short span of time without sacrificing richness or complexity.
& Public Debate
For the public trial we have also developed a new feedback model making use of blogging software to capture and immediately disseminate the experiences of participants. This has enabled instant access to the feedback by peers and public, not least to the participants who were able to read each others comments. They were also able to return and post additional comments after the event. We plan to continue using the blog as a public discussion forum for exploring key issues arising from our research – helping inform and shape our own development.
To support our own collaboration we aslo make extensive use of a Wiki and mailing lists to share information and research findings between remote participants as well as to discuss project development. Proboscis has set up a streaming server (using Apple's open source Quicktime Broadcaster & Darwin Streaming Server) to stream live project meetings to remote participants, and using instant messaging and audio chat as a backchannel. Added to face-to-face meetings, these technologies provide a powerful set of tools to short-circuit distance and physical barriers, as well as supporting an openness of knowledge and information within the group.
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