#boredandbrilliant is the latest word in audience engagement. And it’s pretty compelling. The New York public radio station, WNYC’s tech show, New Tech City, has launched a weeklong set of challenges to help you detach from technology – in particular “detach from your phone and spend more time thinking creatively.”
Day 1 challenge was to keep your phone in your pocket or bag. Day 2 is a photo-free day. Surprisingly hard. Here’s the argument why you should try it, courtesy of wnyc website.
This week I hope you will spend less time on phones and listening to music, and more time hearing the world around you. The assignment is an audio project of 2’30 or less. It can take the form of an interview with one person, a radio story, an audio diary or something more experimental – like a phone-in show – so long as you stick with the theme. It should be a piece about digital disruption or technological change, and the effect that is having upon your beat. You could choose to focus on one person’s story or do something wider. Please post to your blogs by 12th February using Soundcloud.