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What to Bring, When to Come!

So, we hope you’re all as excited about TweetCamp this Saturday (27th of June 2009) as we are.
There’s been a lot happening behind the scenes.. most of which we’ll be revealing to you on the day, but to make sure you get to join in as much as possible, we wanted to give you a checklist of things to bring, and the lowdown, of how the day’s gonna play out.

So firstly, all important items to bring with you to TweetCamp:
Yourself – most important 😉 If you bring nothing but you, you’ll do just fine 😉 We’ll make sure you have an awesome time, as long as you’re in a sociable mood 😉
Your ‘About Me’ – Tweet.. Start thinking about how you would introduce yourself in a tweet or two.
Your swap item
Any Laptops, Flips, Camcorders, Digital Cameras, Mobile Tweeting Devices, and power supplies
(we’ll have a secure wifi network that you can log onto)
Your mobile phones, set up to send SMS updates to your twitter account.

A brief outline of our day:

Saturday morning –
8.30am – 9am – Volunteers Briefing
9.30am – guests arrive, breakfast is served
10.15am – 10.30am welcome, intro’s, competitions for day
10.30am – 11.15am group facilitated discussion
11.15am – 1.15pm self-organised group discussions

1.15pm – 1.30pm group sharing
1.30pm – 2pm Lunch

2pm – 4pm self-organised group discussions
4pm – 4.15pm group sharing
4.15pm – 4.30pm snacks/tea
4.30pm – 5.30pm self-organised group discussions

5.30pm – 6pm group sharing, competitions, and wrap up.
6pm – 6.30pm – people leave – head onto somewhere local for drinks

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June 26, 2009 Posted by | General Information | , | 3 Comments

Tweeting Poems to Glastonbury from Tweetcamp

poetry_season

So BBC peotry have come up with an innovative live Twitter type igloo thing for Glastonbury. The idea is to tweet your short poems to http://www.twitter.com/GlastoPoem on the day and they will be displayed live at Glastonbury. So in honour of this initiative, we will host a break away session at Tweetcamp on Twitter poems if anyone is interested. We are hoping to get some spoken word artists down to help get those creative juices going so you can post great poems live to Glastonbury!

For more details on how it will all work Glastonbury side, check out the press release below:

GlastoPoem (Glastonbury Interactive Poem)

This year the BBC Poetry Season has delved into the world of poetry with eclectic programming and collaborative events.

Glastonbury 2009 will witness an innovative merging of technology and poetry. With the support of Nitro Digital & the Igloo Vision Projection Dome, Glastonbury will be treated toan interactive Twitter Poem.

GlastoPoem will take an RSS feed from the social networking site Twitter. Twitter users can participate in this communal micro-poem by assigning the hashtag #GlastoPoem to their messages.

These “Tweets” will be projected onto the inner circumference of the Igloo whilst a VJ merges the 3D visuals. Quadraphonic sound will also help enhance the experience.

This (almost) real time installation will be live on Thursday 25th June from 12-5pm & Saturday from 10–5pm.

A number of spoken word artists will be performing spoken word and poetry from the dome. During the live performances the VJ (Visual Jockey) will be integrating the best micro poems within the visuals. In the evening a number of secret DJ sets will take centre stage.

Bluetooth messages will be sent to recipients handsets whilst in the dome. The content will include videos created especially for this year’s Poetry Season.

For the full line-up & information on how to interact with this years GlastoPoem please visit the sites below:

http://www.GlastoPoem.com
http://www.twitter.com/GlastoPoem

June 26, 2009 Posted by | General Information, TweetCamp | , | Leave a comment