Finding Your Way To Camp
There is a lot going on in in ds106 at Camp Magic Macguffin. We do have a group of University of Mary Washington students who are following a syllabus; if you are interested in being part of the course as an open participant, you are welcome to tap into just the parts that interest you, and it is never too late to start.
Here is the trail to follow.
- As orientation, review our welcome video, and optionally the FAQ, or the How to Succeed in ds106 as an open Participant
- Make sure you have a blog set up for your ds106 work, or can use a tag/category within an existing blog. Also, if not already in your duffle bag, make accounts on flickr, Youtube, twitter, etc (see the must have items on the packing list)
- Register for camp
- Do not forget the prompt at the end to register a new account on http://ds106.us Its important we have the blog url you will be using. You can check our camper blog list to verify that we are connected to your blog.
That’s getting to camp- once here, look to the announcements for what people are doing this week (a short “to do” list is on the bulletin board in the sidebar). We hold weekly synchronous campfire chats, sometimes in Google Hangout and in the future inside our Minecraft environment.
In this iteration of ds106, we are putting people into smaller community groups, our bunkhouse, each with a few veteran ds106ers as counselors, a few UMW students, and other open participants- see the bunk assignments and let us know if you are not listed.
Mostly come experiment, connect, create, and if you don’t like something, change the rules.
As the man says, Let’s Make Art Damnit