MOSI-ALONG Launch Vids
Just had an email from Beth Powell sending me links to early versions of films of the launch. The films have been made by the Community Reporters from People’s Voice Media and capture early thoughts about the myMOSI storytelling aspect of the project. Beth talks about how network building and bridging histories are key elements, Drew thinks he thought it all up by himself; myMOSI; Kate from Community Reporters has made her own film about MOSI, which gives more of a personal view than the composite launch video, which gives more of an overview of the project. Kate was obviously inspired by Tom Lehrer and focusses on a different kind of key element, but obviously had fun in the bowels of the museum.
The films are made by Community Reporters Manchester who have their own website on behalf of Peoples Voice Media who have their own YouTube Channel. However as Lisa Jeskins from MIMAS points out myMOSI is interested in broadening the range of social media used to tell stories about Manchester.
MOSI, whose cleverly-designed entrance area leads into the Revolution gallery is up for an award for best new gallery and introduces itself as a history of Science & Technology, include the worlds first computer – Baby – American fact fans, told through the artefacts of the Industrial Revolution in Manchester. I thought we might do the MOSI-ALONG project as a History of Manchester in 25 Objects but story-telling voices prevailed and myMOSI will focus on Computers and Cottonopolis.