I mentioned yesterday that I am initiating the organisation of a MediaCamp in Buckinghamshire University, UK, taking place around October.
I have set up a wiki page for this here. (http://achubbucks.pbwiki.com/)
If you are interesting in taking part in this I welcome you to get involved and edit any related entries onto the wiki yourself. Wiki editing is one of those open and sharing concepts, which is what MediaCamp is all about.
I’m aware wikis are an alien concept to some of you, particularly those of you who are used to receiving your information in a “drip-feed” manner. If YOU are not used to that form of participation now is your chance to learn, it’s actually very simple.
“A wiki (pronounced , or ; see Pronunciation below) is a web application that allows users to add content, as on an Internet forum, but also allows anyone to edit the content. Wiki also refers to the collaborative software used to create such a website (see Wiki software).”
It is the collective nature of the wiki concept which can yield such a wonderful pool of resources, it is a very empowering medium because you the participant feel you have, and you do, and equal hand in the organisation of the information or event, this is a fundamental principle of MediaCamping.
Though I am initiating the MediaCamp at Bucks, and I’ve listed myself as an organiser, I am in no way, nor wish to be seen, as “the” authority on it. However, I am more than happy to be associated as some kind of “anchor”, or “contact” or “community developer” (love that title) for the camp, but the organising, promoting, sponsor chasing, engagement of it all is done by all of us, and we are all equal in this.
[I’ve edited this post to change the term Podcamp to MediaCamp, along with the url for the wiki] – 10/05/07