Some notes about the workshop
October 10, 2006
There were nine of us in the workshop: “Lively memory”. The kinds of questions raised at the end:
- How do you negotiate the norms – what is private or not?
- How useful is technology to a community really?
- Why did we do the workshop? What was the purpose? Should know before.
Main issue to come out – privacy
We should have talked about taking the photos before the workshop. Otherwise pepole end up feeling pissed off. It should be negotiated first.
It’s about power. Allow people to make the decision themself. You could say that we might ask you about publishing photos later. Within an organisation, feed this back within these four walls. Shall we as a group move on to flickr?
Difficult to start talking about this in a session. “I’m going to take some photos, does anyone not want to be in it?”
It’s about being mindful of broad methodological processes.
Sense of accountability
How to serve the learning of the wider community?
If you have organised something, up to organisers to give the reasons why they are there.
Patricia – try to share experience first and then reflect on it. Rather than present goals …
Launching an extended conversation that lasts long enough. A primary concern is a sustained conversation.
Provide an explanatory statement.
The photos are in the computer, they are further removed. Reduces trust. Talking with researchers, so it would have taken a few minutes to do that.
There is a general assumption that photos will be taken.
In many communities, to talk about permissions beforehand can’t be done.
It’s about treating people as pairs. It’s about addressing the power issues.
Stop for coffee
Blogged with Flock