Unexpected things happen when you explore a city.
It all started in December 2010, while on a trip to Barcelona. Hidden in the asphalt, I found a sticker in the shape of a star. Very happy at finding it, I took a picture with my mobile phone and kept it.
Some time later, preparing a class about creativity, that photo came back to my mind:
Perhaps talent is like that little star in the asphalt: and the difficult part is not in finding it, but learning where to look. After all, everybody is good at something…
• Technology as a tool to collaborate. Storytelling as a tool to understand the world.
Follow your own star is a collaborative transmedia project. We collect stars. Wherever you live, you can upload pictures containing details of stars to this site map. Our dream is to bring together “the most beautiful and varied collection of star shapes on the Internet”.
The map on June 17th 2013.
The success of Follow your own star also involves sharing stories based on visible and invisible stars: great stories and short stories, of family and friends, of artists and people unknown with whom one day we got into conversation; experiences we’ve had, things we read, discoveries we make, places and projects that inspire us and help us on our way.
The project includes workshops about creativity that use storytelling as a tool to make education engaging and fun again.
• Playing with the territory, getting out of ourselves
Using both, the beautiful storytelling platform Cowbird and the project website, this experiment is also a commitment to life beyond our computer screens. If there is no better theory than good practice, why not go out there, and to talk again to our neighbors, to the commuters in the metro or to the person behind the bar?
Will you join us?
Post by Belén Torregrosa.