Wednesday, 29 July 2009


It's report-writing time, to bring the project to a close, and to submit to ACE.

A lot of documentation has been generated along the way - this blog, the website, the walks and films themselves, photos, video, interviews, on and offline surveys, email comments, programmes, etc. etc.

I'd like to collate things through the blog. However, as I found at the start, that's quite tricky given the range of formats and file sizes involved.
Maybe something to bare in mind from the start on a future project.

- If anyone has suggestions for apps that would work seamlessly that would be great!

Meanwhile, I'm aware that a lot of things get filed away at the end of a project, possibly never to see the light of day.. so I'm going to do what I can in adding documents, photos etc - to have an easily accessed reminder of what's been involved, and also to make this as comprehensive a record as possible. I'm going to cheat the timeline though, and add them in at dates that seem most appropriate... labeled 'documentation' for easy reference.

For a few of weeks (since the Worle workshops) I've been thinking about new blogs to take on elements of e-merge. They're not all live yet, and more may develop along the way, so I'll just add a short post introducing each one - a kind of family tree of new friends and relationships!

Thursday, 16 July 2009 the Worle mediascapes

Here's some beautiful creative feedback from the primary school children who visited to try out the Worle students' mediascapes....

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Remapped, and remade...

Remapped again, this time to an area of Worle Community School at Weston-super-Mare. 6th & 7th July 2009.

This 2 day intensive workshop for student, staff, and visiting primaries, is the final part of the e-merge project.

e-merge remapped, as experience of the central London iconic sights here in Weston. Stimulus for discussion, and design of new content and a new format - 2 new mediascapes made with content created during the workshop by students from years 7, 8 and 9.

The second day visitors from 2 local primary schools joined us to experience 'Welcome to Worle' - a more conventional mscape with photos and sounds placed around the area. And 'e-merge Student Videos' - a filmmaking walk with the London videos replaced by 38 short videos of life at Worle.


I asked Worle workshop participants what they'd particularly noticed about the London films, and what they had noticed or would want to highlight about Worle/school in the mediascape content they were about to make.



I like the squirrel running through the trees

Trafulgar Square

London Eye

I liked the movement of people and cars amongst large monuments

Sped up sunrise, walking. Time manipulation.

I liked the horses and animals

Liked the moving people part


Dappled sunlight


Buildings - different viewpoints


Different height levels

Friends and some lesson

I noticed how different the school feels with no children





Worle was very flat

Show the school animals


Nothing except PE



Sports Facilities

Friday, 10 July 2009

Web Listings

Websites/url's featuring e-merge:
Temporary page with links, logos & outline info, live from 23/2/09. Full
site live and functional to include walks & films made etc from 5/3/09 Project development blog started 12/1/09 and updated regularly. Public access including comments. Article featuring background to e-merge,
21/2/09. Incl. public comments Festival listing Festival listing Festival listing Festival listing Development sketch, uploaded 19/2/09 Article Event listing (multi-lingual site) visited
26/2/09 Listing Listing Announcement
Listing article with images Review with images with links to journal entries etc.
e-merge at Sandpit#10 22nd April 2009, at ICA
e-merge listed and linked from website. e-merge remapped for students and industry
partners as part of workshops and presentations by Jackie on Pervasive Media at, Wiltshire College, June 2009. Jackie discussed e-merge as part of a
presentation ‘Pervasive Media: Experience of Landscape and Short Film’
Talk by Jackie at Pervasive Media Studio, April 2009, about work to date and
the e-merge project.
Case Study of Jackie for CPD section of ENYAN website (and e-newsletter March
2009) featuring e-merge project. feature & listing about e-merge