A Future Places project, ongoing
Even the most aware of the digerati often descend into the slideware habit. In this workshop/support group, it was discussed, after Tufte, how “the cognitive style of PowerPoint corrupts within” and the fallacy of blaming the user. Participants were challenged into devising ways of sharing ideas to audiences without the use of slideware, attempting to tap into the often unrealized potential of digital media. Could it be done?
The objective of the workshop was for each participant to have gained a critical understanding of how software can limit our language and shape our thinking. Participants expanded their own communicative toolkit and presentation skills via the mutual sharing of experiences and devising of rhetorical methods.