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3 Minute Trailers: An Introduction into a Food Storysharing Project. June 30, 2015

3 Minute Trailers:
An Introduction into a Food Storysharing Project

Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Noon
Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop

Free and public, but please RSVP to

“As part of a project designed to make food and agriculture knowledge easier to access, several members of the UMN Food and Society Workshop have been working to edit a series of talks, interviews, and other reports, etc., into easy-to-use summaries and video “trailers” (with linked and keyworded tables of contents — and eventually a podcast as well as interactive archive with public curation features).

These videos have been mostly organized around IAS content, and have been influenced* by our collaboration with Peter Shea (who has interviewed many IAS visitors and who is focusing here on a series of Austrian interviews done last fall — and being made into a field guide to Austria for Minnesotans), Bill Cunningham (whose interest in interactive e-textbooks and learning processes has inspired our climb up the steep learning curve of web programming), and Bhaskar Upadhyay (who is contributing amazing interviews on food security in Nepal, notably with students using street theater to inspire community action — and who is also helping us understand how to connect our learning materials to standards relevant to K-12 teachers). We have also been supported in these efforts by the the IAS and Justin Schell and many others in the libraries and CLA — and also by the University of Minnesota’s Center for Austrian Studies, Global Spotlight program, and Institute on the Environment.

We are very much in the middle of this project, but we’ve been aiming at putting a small handful (~4-5) of 3 minute video summaries/trailers together for showing. We’d love to invite you to come see what we’ve been working on — we’ll be working on this for the rest of the summer, and we’d love feedback or requests to work on particular artifacts, topics, or kinds of discovery modules, because we really would like this archive of resources to be more useful for teaching, community engagement, and ongoing documentation of agrifood themes in our reading groups, classes, and collaboratives at the IAS!

We will also plan another showing in mid-August when we are further along in the process if you can’t join us Tuesday but would like to see what we’ve been working on. If you do plan to join Tuesday, please RSVP so I can make sure we have enough lunch materials for all (and let me know if you have dietary preferences/restrictions).”

Nominal Program:
– trailer from the How We Talk about Feeding the World symposium
– trailer from Austria
– trailer from SW MN food interview collection
– trailer from Nepal
– bonus trailer

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