It’s a game created by Blast Theory as part of Manchester Royal Exchange’s Truth About Youth programme. You participate online, choosing one of three young people as they walk through their neighbourhoods in Manchester, filming themselves as they go. Select them and you’re dropped into their live video stream. You travel with them as they tell you about their lives and as they ask you about yours.
‘No two conversations are the same. What they say depends on what you ask, what you ask depends on what they might propose. Each young person will have their own approach, their own interests, their own unique set of questions and places to explore with you. This is part documentary, part performance, part live-stream video experience online – taking you into places in people's lives you've never met before.’
You can find out more and meet the young people involved by watching their intro videos here: www.myneckofthewoods.co.uk
The project’s been in development for several weeks; and judging by The Daughter’s moods, it’s been a great experience. I’m glad she applied to it, proud she was selected, and look forward to interacting with it on Friday.
The game runs on Saturday evening too, 5.30 – 7.30pm.
P.S. I have strict instructions not to embarrass. But really, what's a mother to do?!