June Newsletter


June; We were busy in June as this marked the beginning of our summer plan to encourage community members to share their local history stories through the use of social media and to tag them with #mosialong.  Information on how to get involved in MOSI-ALONG can be found on the Take Part tab. Happily this is the most popular page on the website, so we look forward to your contributions. Remember, the best contribution will win an iPad2!

Cabinet of Curiosities; People’s Voice Media are working to develop a Cabinet of Curiosities with the local history group in Salford and will have a workshop with them to develop this on July 15.  We will provide guidance on how to create your own cabinet and also on how to develop “A History of My Community in 9 Objects” next week.

Curating Computers; The big #mosialong event in July will be the curator day at MOSI on July 14. This starts at 10 am and will involve a curated tour of MOSI followed by an hour in which the science curator will discuss computers that participants bring in. You need to register on Eventbrite if you want your computer reviewed.

Peoples’ Voice Media have been working hard on the MOSI-ALONG project. As well as working with a local history group in Salford to build a ‘cabinet of curiosities’ they will be filming at the Curating Computers event. They are also organising a pop-up studio at the Seeds of East Festival to record festival-goers’ myMOSI stories.

Other community groups are also involved in the project, and we are hearing exciting suggestions from them. Here’s a sample:
Wythenshawe’s Age UK are interested in changes to transport over time, in light of recent tram-line construction in the area.
Union Street Media Arts are thinking of ways to link their fantastic intergenerational project in Old Trafford to MOSI-ALONG.
Nexus Art Café in the Northern Quarter will be hosting a myMOSI book, for written anecdotes.

Social Media Workshops; If you aren’t already following us, you can find us on twitter @mosi_along.
For twitter novices, we have run some social media workshops, organised by Steve Flood of Manchester Libraries and run by Lisa Jeskins from MIMAS;
Thursday 30th June, in Wythenshawe Forum Library 2pm-4pm
Friday 1st July, in Hulme Library from 10am-12pm
Friday 1st July, in North City Library, from 2pm-4pm
A further workshop will take place in the afternoon at our Computing Day at MOSI on 14th July starting at 1pm. At this event, a limited number of participants will be able to bring their computing artefacts into MOSI, to share their computing stories with one of MOSI’s curators and the other attendees.

Information; You can get more information about the project and register an interest in our activities by emailing mosialongproject@gmail.com if you’d like to attend. I look forward to hearing from you about your myMOSI story!

About fred6368

Visiting Researcher at the London Knowledge Lab Member of the Learner-Generated Contexts Group Social Improv & #Heutagogy Contextualist & CyberSalonista Participatory City Beatles & World Music Fan Working on #WikiQuals
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