Yahoo! will be holding a day-long camp on November 6th at Sunnyvale HQ to benefit their newly created online Time Capsule. The massive Time Capsule will be filled with various forms of media - video, images, words, drawings and sound. It will be put on display at the Smithsonian for a while, then it will be sealed until 2020. Yahoo! will open the time capsule then, on their 25th anniversary.
Time Capsule Camp as you might imagine has something to do with this new digital project. If I understand it correctly, 20 makers and energetic leaders will guide 80 people, split up into groups, into creating interesting types of media that will be showcased in the Time Capsule. The collaborative event will have some well-known creative people on hand to ensure everyone has a shot at making something interesting for the capsule. The 80 participants will mostly be within the 18-26 age group so we should be able to see some intriguing pieces of content. Highlights from the Time Capsule and from Time Capsule Camp will be featured at a Yahoo! party at Oâ€™Reillyâ€™s Web 2.0 conference which begins November 7th in San Francisco.
If you're in the bay area and want to participate, email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them why you want to attend. Contrary to popular belief you don't have to be a media magician for this camp. If you are outgoing, sociable, enthusiastic and love schwag, this is for you.
You can expect to hear more about this camp as Havi Hoffman, whom I worked with during my summer internship at Yahoo!, has invited me over to California to help out with the event. Anyone else going to be attending the first day of the Web 2.0 conference?