In the netprov fiction 1WkNoTech, participants pretend to use no technology for a week, while documenting our experiment obsessively in social media. We post selfies and tweet confessions about going cold turkey without our favorite devices. Though a comically ironic gesture, 1WkNoTech engages players in deeper discussion about tech-life balance. Created by Rob Wittig and Mark C. Marino, with students and regular netprov featured players. Project website: http://1wknotech.org
I was traveling abroad during 1WkNoTech, so I used the fictional premise to document my time-travel to Merry Olde England in my effort to escape American high-tech life. Text and images were posted to #1WkNoTech in Twitter.
1WkNoTech Participants included Rob Wittig, Mark C. Marino, Cathy Podeszwa, Jean Sramek, Davin Heckman, Talan Memmott, Jeff T. Johnson, Claire Donato, AND 161 members of the Facebook group; including Digital Media / Writing students of Mark C. Marino and Rob Wittig.
1WkNoTech Website: http://1wknotech.org