Here is a preview of our latest design:
In the photo, we are discussing the listening system with a member of AU’s NAACP chapter. On the right is Maria Beltran, our point person with the Graduate Leadership Council on campus. Here is a close-up, which features “SHARE YOUR STORY” written on one side and “AU VOICES: LISTEN” on the other:
The event on March 23rd (see invitation) was a great opportunity to preview our first major audio story, “campus climate after the 2016 election.” We had food and drink thanks to the sponsorship from the GLC. A fortunate coincidence was that the NAACP student group was meeting next door. The event was a chance to observe the operational features of the system – what worked well, what was missing, and what could be altered to improve the experience next time?
Making the enclosure involved paint, spray-on chalkboard, and some Home Depot trips, as documented here, in a garage:
Our team was pretty happy with the trial run, and we look forward to the next event – stay tuned!
(Pictured from right to left: Mina Kato, Samantha Dols, Maria Beltran, Patricia Torres, Prof. Stokes; see also full team.)