As you can see, we’re pretty busy here at talk about local gearing up for the #TAL11 unconference next Saturday 2nd April. However we also recently held a somewhat smaller and more intimate event in the shape of Show and TAL in Birmingham, to catch up with our West Midlands friends and reflect upon the story so far with the talk about local project.
It was a lovely evening and we had great fun sharing some of the stories told by the sites that have emerged from talk about local – from Kington’s Christmas lights, to Wolverton Past and Present, to the Fenland Farmers’ large potatoes.
Karen Strunks also talked about her hyperlocal journey with her Wake Green Park website, a video of which is above. Karen’s very busy at the moment, not only with talk about local but also working towards the next big date of her popular 4am project on Sunday 24th April 2011:
The 4am Project aims to capture a view of the world at that often unseen time of day. It’s not just a photography project, but a global collaboration built by a world wide community.
The photography project is often a hit with hyperlocal sites as it serves to capture a picture of the local neighbourhood at ‘the magical time of 4am’ as well as contribute to a global picture. Digbeth is Good, Kington Blackboard and Guardian Cardiff are just some of the hyperlocal sites to have taken part in the past. Think about setting your alarm clock for 4am this Sunday 24th April and find out how your area looks at 4am!