This half of CityVote is taking a decidedly visual turn for the next little while. I’ll be blunt: I was having trouble breaking out of my “rant mode” with written text. It comes too easily. CityVote and this space needs to be a conversation and my role is to provoke that. I’ve had some amazing people ask me to help them tell their stories. I can’t think of a better way than to teach them how to do it themselves.
Making the invisible visible will be the theme of the audio/video project. My team at MediaStyle.ca is going to help teach people how to use the tools and guide them in creating messages to Ottawa candidates.
I was inspired by the work of Nancy White. An American visual interpreter who spoke at Northern Voice; a conference I attended in British Columbia. She uses drawing to help people capture what they mean. I’m going to use audio, video, pictures and editing software. Here is a bit more, direct from me on how I see this project unfolding: