Liepaja Workshop

MC2020 Liepaja map:

Liepaja workshop venues:
Fontaine hotel: Juras street 24, Liepaja
Fontaine Royal hotel: Sturmanu street 1, Liepaja
Promenade hotel: Veca ostmala 40, Liepaja
Working space at Art and Design College: Alejas street 18, Liepaja
Dinner at "Pastnieka maja": Fr. Brivzemnieka 53, Liepaja

The work programme of the second MC2020 workshop in Liepaja 26 Oct - 8 Nov 

Day 1 Sat Oct 26
Arrivals in Liepaja and get together with all the participants.
19:00 (most likely later) First dinner, "Pastnieka Maja"

Day 2 Sun Oct 27
Subject related day 1

10:00 Short presentation by Anna Trapenciere and Cai Melakoski of the programme and practical issues. The students and lecturers introduce themselves in one minute: lecturers through their specialities and students as they wish.
11:00-11:15 BREAK
Student teams meet
Students put down posters/presentations with the results of the pre-workshop assignment.
Students go around the posters to start mingling with other students. Final formation of teams.
13:00 LUNCH
14:00 Starting the team’s work.
Lecturers act as consultants and rotate and coach
18:00 Dinner

Day 3 Mon Oct 28
Subject related day 2

09:00 Cultural Diversity and Media Contents (Rosa Pons)
Lecture and practice on transnational, cultural and media opportunities with special focus on contents: what is the value of content in an increasingly global media age?
12:30 Team meetings
13:00-14:00 LUNCH
14:00 Anna Trapenciere: "Smart things, smart homes, smart cities. Smart people?"
14:45 Workshop, each team: how Annas presentation affects their way of approaching the concept.
15:30 Each team pitches their results (5 minutes)
16:00 Teams work
18:00 Dinner
19:00 Cultural Evening: LATVIA

Day 4 Tue Oct 29
Subject related day 3

09:00-11:00 Workshop: "Parallel thinking with Six thinking hats by Edward de Bono" (Andris Vētra)
After presentation we organise small workshop about usage of Six thinking hats method of discussion.
11:00-11:15 BREAK
11:15 Seminar with discussion (Martyn Thayne)
Concept Development - The Importance of 'R & D' to Technical Innovation and Design
13:00-14:00 LUNCH
14:00-17:00 The team-work continues.
18:00 Dinner
19:00 Cultural Evening: FINLAND

Day 5 Wed Oct 30
Subject related day 4

9:00-11:00 Seminar (Lenno Verhoog)
How to prepare your demos. Pre-pitch (related to the projects)
Possibilities of visualising mock-up and prototype/demo presentations and how to fake interactivity.
How to make your demos. 1st assignment: paper prototyping.
11:00-11:15 BREAK
11:15-13:00 Team work continues (on the demos).
13:00-14:00 LUNCH
14:00 Team-work.
16:00 Electrobikes with Valts Ceplevič
Be at 15:45 ready to go with Valts

18:00 Dinner
19:00 Cultural Evening: BRITONS night

Day 6 Thu Oct 31
Subject related day 5

09:00 Think evil! - Reverse design (Carita Forsgren)
11:00 Plenary
12:00 Team-work
13:00-14:00 LUNCH
14:00-17:00 Team-work.
(15:00 - 15:15 info about the iWeek)
18:00 Dinner
19:00 Cultural Evening: CATALAN night

Day 7 Fri Nov 1
Subject related day 6
09:30-10:00 How to prepare a flowchart about your concepts (Lenno Verhoog)
10:00-10:50 Teams work on their flow-charts and/or user-case scenario.
10:50-13:00 Teams present the flowcharts to the teachers to get fresh feedback.
14:30-17:00 Team-work.
18:00 Dinner
19:00 Cultural Evening: DUTCH night

Day 8 Sat Nov 2
Free time
18:00 Dinner
19:30 Documentary screening (if liked): 'Mechanical Love'

Day 9 Sun Nov
Free time activities
10:30-13:30 Bus at the parking lane where we arrived from Riga
Karosta prison: “Behind the bars”,
Karosta fortress:

17:45 Dinner
19:00 Grand opening of the 5th iWeek
21:00 MpLab performances: Mohlao / VC-118A liveset (Samuel), etc.

Day 10 Mon Nov 4
Subject related day 7

9:30-10:00 How to prepare a pitch about your concepts (Lenno Verhoog, Rosa Pons)
10:00-10:30 The members of each team work in pairs to have a pitch ready in 30 minutes
10:45-12:15 Every team splits in half and acts as test-audience for another team. Time to process received feedback.
17:45 Dinner
19:00 iWeek TALK&SHOW

Day 11 Tue Nov 5
Subject related day 8

09:30-10:00 Lincoln's Digital Culture Festival (Graham Cooper)
10:00-13:00 Teachers tour around teams to hear their pitches and give fresh feedback. The other teams continue working on their own presentations.
14:00 Teams work on their demos.
NEW 16:00-16:30 Jānis Garančs lecture: "Immersive multimedia technologies as surgery on space or vivisection of realities?" 
17:45 Dinner
19:00 iWeek TALK&SHOW

Day 12 Wed Nov 6
Subject related day 9

09:30-9:45  Cai's party. Everybody welcome! (Finnish Swedish Heritage Day. Present to all participants!)
9:45 - 11: 15 Wrapping up projects.
11:15-13:00 Presentation preparation: rehearsal at the speaker's corner
Presentation preparation.
17:45 Dinner
19:00 iWeek TALK&SHOW
MC2020 7 demos are presented!!! Moderation: Rosa Pons

Day 13 Thu Nov 7
Subject related day 10

9:30: Teamwork items 1-6. You can work on several items simultaneously, but leave time for joint discussion. Items 4 - 6 you will present in the afternoon plenary.
1. Finalise your projects:
a) do the finalisation of everything and store under a new folder with your project name under the folder “Final Projects Liepaja workshop”
b) make a blogpost (as a document in your folder) with a summary of your project with links to documents. Include a couple of pictures, video also ok.
2. Create a document in your new folder titled “European dimension”
3. Create a document in your new folder titled “Funding”
4. Create a document in your new folder titled “Learning and networking”
Feedback and thoughts on MC2020 and everything that it entailed.
5. Create a document in your new folder titled “Future of the project”
Are you going to go on with this?
What are you going to do to go on?
6. Discuss:
Feedback on your own project
Feedback on your own presentation
Feedback on others projects
Feedback on others presentations

12:30 Plenary
1. Teams 1-7 present their thoughts about item 6 above
René Lansink gives feedback to each team about the project and presentation on Wednesday. Discussion
Lunchbreak in the middle of presentations (Feedback forms filled during the break)
2. Reports about items 4 and 5 above:
Students feedback to staff on MC2020 (both online and actual IP as a learning and networking experience)
If team plans to go on with the project this is also reported here.
3. Last overall discussion

16:30 Last presentation: How MC2020 was developed - about Social Capital and Networking (Cai Melakoski)

17:00 Certificates are handed out

17:20 Cai concludes MC2020

19:00 iWeek EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES - iWeek workshop results
21:00 Farewell party with dinner

Day 14 Fri Nov 8
08:00 Departures

Days + during November
The post workshop on-line activities:
Finalising on-line contents if necessary.
Last reports.
Lectures evaluations and conclusions.
Last on-line plenary.

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