Educaching at the European Prizewinner gathering 2012

Educaching tour in Bad Marienberg incl. Planking, Horsemaning and the “think europe” logo in a “jumped form”. 5 deaddrops embricked in walls throughout the city to find via GPS devices. Here some impressions:


Early GPS-Christmas for think europe!

Christmas has already started for “think europe”. The Ministry of Education, Science, Training and Culture of RhinelandPalatinate sponsored us with 20 brand new eTrex 10 GPS units. Thank you so much! This is going to rock education in even more ways!
We are planning to include them as soon as possible. We are right now developing new qraching, deaddrop and educaching routes with different gadgets and creative tasks. A week from now the German-Netherland seminar will profit from that already – at least that is the plan in case we have the weather on our side. If you guys have any more additional ideas of how we can put these babys to work – tell us. We are happy and grateful for every idea.
Also: These GPS units are available for other organisations to borrow them. So if you are interested just talk to us and we’ll mail as many as you need (provided you do not need more than 20 ;-))

Das Doku-Video zum “Deaddrop Caching” im Mai 2011

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Digitale Schnitzeljagd und Flashmob from .mbr on Vimeo.

Am 4. Mai 2011 hatte das Institut für Kunst & Kunsttheorie Besuch von 80 Schülerzeitungsredakteuren aus ganz Europa. Die 15 bis 17-jährigen Gäste waren Teilnehmer des Internationalen Seminars im Europahaus Marienberg. Der Exkursionstag im Rahmen dieses Seminars führte, das hatten Anselm Sellen (Europahaus) und Prof. Torsten Meyer (Uni Köln) so verabredet (herzlichen Dank nochmal an @jmm_hamburg für die Verkupplung!), nach Köln. Dort hatten knapp 20 Studierende im Rahmen des Seminars social media und participatory cultures in der Kunstpädagogik eine Schnitzeljagd ganz besonderer Art vorbereitet. Die Studierenden versteckten ein paar USB-Sticks in den Mauern der Kölner City und schufen so eine Reihe von DeadDrops als Teil des weltweit wirkenden Projekts des Berliner Medienkünstlers Aram Barthol. Diese “Toten Briefkästen” enthielten digitale Informationen über die Route und kleine Aufgaben, die auf dem Weg durch die Stadt zu erledigen waren. Die digitale Schnitzeljagd endete schließlich in einem Flashmob auf der Domplatte.


DeadDrop Caching in Cologne – watch a Peer-to-Peer filesharing network go offline

On the 4th of May students of the University of Cologne organized a digital scavanger hunt for 80 young online-editors from 4 European countries (Slovenia, Hungary, Czech and Germany). The scavanger hunt was a project realized for the Europe House Marienberg, i.e. @thinkeurope exclusively. Under the direction of Prof. Dr. Torsten Meyer the event started in the morning and climaxed in a flashmob in front of the Cologne Cathedral The DeadDrops, which were bricked in at different crucial places of Cologne contained history related tasks. The event was insoired by Aram Bartholls Artproject “DeadDrop“. We loved the event and the many different effects it had.
Due to the limited technical abilities of blogger (it seems blogger is not able to incorporate PDF files adequatley) I have put examples and visuals of the event on a different blog: Click here to enter the scavanger hunt!

DeadDrop Caching in Cologne

These are some visuals of the Deaddrop Caching which the University of Cologne (Prof. Meyer and his students) did for last weeks international (online-) Editors seminar. More information about this event will follow next week. The tasks, the fun, the idea, the preparation – everything will be here soon. So far all we have to say: It was a great day and an awesome experience. Click here for more information
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