Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Offload trends to the book introduction

It will be boring if each groups start their respective chapter by writing a page or two about different trends they assume will happen during the next 10-20 years - especially if several group assume the same trends will happen (the rise of the mobile platform, crowdsourcing, filter bubbles, shorter attention span, something about serendipity etc.). 

You can thus "offload" these trends and this work to Daniel and Malin who will write the introduction to the book. See this blog post with info about trends that were picked up in the introductory chapter in last year's course ("The Future of Magazines / Magazines of the Future").

We have created a Google form where you can suggest trends that you assume will happen and that you would like Daniel and Malin to write about - instead of taking valuable space in your own chapter to write about these things.

The form for offloading trends is available here

Do note that there are also group- or project-specific trends that you should hold on to and write about in your text - what we are talking about here is more general "background" societal/economic/technological trends that you have reason to suspect that also other groups will assume.

We have a tight schedule for writing the texts for the book, so you will unfortunately only have until Thursday midnight (Nov 21) to submit your suggestions. Daniel and Malin will review them on Friday and hope to be able to get back to you on Friday with information about which trends we will "pick up" for the introductory chapter. That will hopefully make it possible for you to write good "transitions" between the book intro and your own chapter. 

Do note:
- For the sake of simplicity, please designate one person who is responsible for your group's text
- This is the person who should have the final say in all matters relation to your text. This person should probably not be the person who is already your project leader.
- This is also the person who should come to the "work seminar"/"writer's workshop" (send one representative per group) in the beginning on next week. We have preliminarily decided upon Mon 25 or Tue 26 - the exact date will be decided upon at tomorrow's lunch meeting with the coordination group.
- Please have this person be the only person from your group who uses the form to suggest topics to offload (so there will not be mix-ups and confusions).

Good luck with your texts!

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