CLIONA MAHER KNOWS how to channel voices from marginalised community members. She explains in a 28 minute congversation how she encourages expressions through effective uses of art.
I'm grateful to have creative media and digital animation students close by the South Tipperary Arts Centre because there are several initiatives set for 2019 in which the Clonmel Digital Campus can strategically support community arts programmes. Along the way, we will also be putting our ideas in play for the #cong19 theme of "community".
I chatted with Cliona Maher inside the South Tipperary Arts Centre and used a Sennheiser Memory Mic to record her thoughts about creating an effective community arts practice. Cliona shared several ideas about the digital literacies she expects students to have when they start work in Ireland's creative sector. She took me back to the 80s by citing some titles on her bookshelves. And she has a working relationship with Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn that varies depending on what's appropriate during her time-starved work days.
Shownotes for Congversation 11
00:33 If someone used five words to find you on Google—and one of those words was Cliona—what would the other four words be? It depends _why_ people were looking for Cliona.
00:58 What sorts of imagery, video clips, audio snippets, or other forms of media text are associated with Cliona Maher? You would probably find pictures of Cliona with others.
03:10 The 2019 theme of Congregation is “community”. How important is the role of art in the development of a vibrant community? See Cliona on YouTube talking about art and community. She references the Theatre of the Oppressed by Augusto Boal and several other prominent practitioners.
05:33 The special Third Space that helps Cliona find higher levels of creativity and energy is quiet and in a quiet time slot.
07:47 Music helps Cliona Maher write.
08:25 Big wall calendars help keep things tracking.
10:47 Inside view of Cliona Maher’s workflow.
11:56 Eoin Kennedy explains how #cong19 theme was chosen.
14:29 If someone was entering the arts space today, what sorts of digital literacies would they need to succeed? Hint: Be able to talk about what you do.
17:50 Digital Literacy is computational thinking, says Pam O’Brien.
20:22 Four different Tom Murphys get name-checked.
22:32 Being informed by the search algorithm affects how would someone finds you on the internet. You could go directly to @southtipparts or to @clionama. You should read http://southtippartscentre.ie and if you have a local paper, look for arts announcements.
24:13 The purpose of Facebook is changing. And users are declining.
25:29 There are different reasons to use LinkedIn. Slideshare may deliver unexpected results too.
Short YouTube Congversation with Cliona Maher.
YouTube Playlist of Congversations
Bonus Link: Finding a Voice as part of South Tipperary Arts.
[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clonmel Digital Campus. He develops techniques for mobile journalism in support of Ireland's Youth Media Team. Some of the links in the shownotes are affiliate links.]