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FORK & MERGE: Collaborative Script Writing in the Digital World
PushPush Admin office at East Decatur Station
Decatur, GA
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FORK & MERGE: Collaborative Script Writing in the Digital World
In partnership with Atlanta Film Festival 365 and The Plaza Theater, PushPush presents the first in a series of new workshops to increase engagement and improve script writing for the digital age!

Most of us work, share and create on some digital platform everyday. Few think about the challenges of organizational structure when thinking about creativity. How can we work with the micromanagers, the deciders, and the overly sensitive when originating new content? How can we inspire our own work while connecting it to the resources needed in a team setting? There are new and bold ideas coming out of team writing and writing with partners.

Collaborative writing aids in problem finding as well as problem solving, in learning abstractions, transfer and assimilation, and fosters interdisciplinary thinking. Inspired by GitHub and other collaborative writing strategies, The Fork & Merge Collaborative Writing Workshop will connect you to growing trends in content creation. This is a hands-on workshop where each writer will create new work, alone and with one another. The workshop will not be about judging or commenting on the work.  It will be a practice for increasing creativity with your own work, and within a team.

Why GitHub? Originally designed forsoftware programmers, the GitHub model allows developers to share code. It keeps track of who made what changes and where. It helps to merge all those changes toward a more cohesive final draft. It controls various versions of an open source project and allows writers to make their own decisions. You upload content, and others contribute, fork it, and merge with hit.  We love this model, and will use the model as the base format for the workshop.

The workshop will be co-lead by Jim Destefano, GRFX Series Project Designer, and Tim Habeger, PushPush Artistic Director and GRFX Series Project Creator. The workshop will also host a variety of noted writers and content creators including Charles Judson from the Atlanta Film Festival, who will discuss the current state of local writing from the perspective of the Festival, what contributes to the deficit, and what is missing from the many stories that they review.

This six-session, hands-on workshop will feature:

leading guest writers and industry professionals
weekly assignments
in class writing and discussion
contribution to the content of others including forking off of and merging ideas
theory will meet practice in problem-solving
discussions with leading professionals
opportunities for featured content

The team work and assignments will yield new material for everyone. Ultimately, our goal is for this new work to be reflected in various ways (live, online, or broadcast) as part of the development process of our original episodic series, GRFX.

Fork & Merge
Collaborative Script Writing in the Digital Age
Wednesdays from 6-8pm
11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 1/9
114 New Street, East Decatur Station, Decatur, GA
Pay-What-You-Can $15-$25 per class or $60 for all 6.

Laptops required.  Bold ideas supported. All writers welcome!



PushPush Admin office at East Decatur Station
114 New Street, #D3
Decatur, GA 30030
United States

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Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Arts > Visual
Other > Holiday

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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