Seven Maps Begins

August 7th, 2006

First MapClick here to download

Daniel will be posting a video a day for the next week based on “restrictions” that this community helped create (http://sevenmaps.pbwiki.com/). Each night, an assignment will be posted to the Seven Maps site and the following evening a video will be posted. This is real-time game. Yesterday Daniel had problems with his camera. So now that’s been thrown into the mix. See how he deals with it. Head on over to the site and get int he game.

Seven Maps - $2000 Funded

August 7th, 2006

Pouringdown: Seven MapsWe are thrilled to announce that our second HMWV project- pouringdown’s Seven Maps has been fully funded. Now the collaboration really begins. Please contribute your ideas of how this project should happen HERE on the Wiki. If you are wiki-intimidated, please e-mail us so we can post your ideas there. The project will begin production in August, so please subscribe to the Seven Maps RSS feed.


Seven Maps Wiki: Project Ideas Go Here

Seven Maps Vlog: Where the Videos Will Live

pouringdown: Seven Maps

July 3rd, 2006

We are extremely excited to support Daniel Liss of pouringdown.tv for his project: "Seven Maps". Daniel found videoblogging while doing commercial video work and went crazy; he just picked it up and ran with it. Here are some great examples of his work: Begin Here, Theory: Practice, and Decision Machine. We want to help fund a game between Daniel Liss and you. We, the community, will raise money AND tell him how to use it. Daniel is willing to take a risk and make videos in any location. Please donate to the project and then contribute your ideas to the Seven Maps Wiki. To avoid chaos five filters/representatives have been chosen to sort through and consolidate these ideas (see explanation below). We think this project has the potential to invigorate the community into active and creative collaboration.

pouringdown: Seven MapsFrom Daniel
Chance. Games. Rules. Challenges. Interactivity. Community. Collaboration.
I’d like to push where I’m going with my work on pouringdown. And I’ve had this idea that I could push my process publicly. I will make seven videos. In the spirit of letting go of the reigns somewhat, the starting point of each of these videos will be a challenge put forth by the contributors to this project. The challenges (or ideas, or restrictions, or rules) can be geographical, social, aesthetic - they can be really anything. The idea is to try to create conditions that could make me think differently - make me create differently. Once a video is posted, the ideas can start coming in for the next. Ideally, each video will lead to the challenges of the next, building momentum and weight over the course of the seven. There will be five human filters sifting through the feedback that comes in, distilling down the challenges for each consecutive piece. They’ll then present them to me. And I’m off again, running. And so on - for seven videos that could take me anywhere. And the idea is that you’ll be right there with me for all of this. Click Here to watch Daniel’s Pitch.

Seven Maps Wiki: Project Ideas Go Here

Seven Maps Vlog: Where the Videos Will Live

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