Ed Zed Omega: The Future of Education/DocumentariesPosted: August 21, 2012 Filed under: Interview, Production, Science, Television, Writing | Tags: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, documentary, dropout, education, EdZedOmega.org, experimental, high school, Localore, online, Twin Cities Public Television, Zed Omega 1 Comment
Alright, enough being coy: Here’s a little piece WIRED magazine ran on EdZedOmega, the interactive multimedia documentary on which I am thrilled to be serving as Writer/Producer. The project was the brainchild of Ken Eklund, the man behind the grand internet experiment World Without Oil, and was made possible by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, with help from Twin Cities Public Television and the Association of Independents in Radio.
Ed Zed Omega is designed to run on audience participation, so let’s get to talking, eh? Did you like high school? Hate it? What’s your story?
[UPDATE: 3/28/2013] The project has run its semester-long course, and we learned so much along the way. Here, the Zed Omega teens explain the project from the other side of the curtain: