STORYTELLING IN THE THIRD PLACES
The sociologist Ray Oldenburg invented the term ‘Third place’ in 1989 to refer to the places between where people spend time at home and work. They are places where people socialize and enjoy their time. It can be a bar, campus, church, gym, street, virtual reality, website, app, etc.
Find a site that intrigues you visually and conceptually. Look closely at it and find what you think is interesting. You will be asked to write a short piece to describe the situation, no more than 500 words, and no less than 200 words. You will make a project based on the writing. The final format is broadly open, but must be based on your observations of the selected site/situation; it can be a video thesis, website, concrete poem, interactive game or single-channel video, two-channel video, tri-channel video, animation, motion poster, flipbook, etc.