Here it is almost the end of Advent. I’ve collected so many amazing things to show you, I think I’m going to switch from how folks are handling presence to more of a focus on neat things folks are doing. I still have a few goodies of the other sort, so we’ll see what happens, but I have so much I want to show you yet!
Today’s post started with an odd serendipitous stumble. I found this.
This appears to be an individual who is putting out a tweet a day during Advent with short pithy philosophical statements. Nice idea. I was curious, so searched her hashtag of #alternativeadvent to see what else she’d done. Well, I found some goodies, but completely different ones.
Twitter: Refugee Action: https://twitter.com/#!/refugeeaction
TEXT: Thanks for all the RTs of today’s #alternativeadvent task! If you’d like to download our advent calendar, it’s here: [link]
Marvelous project attempting to transform Advent by focusing on people and their true needs, ways to help others, globally and locally.
From the same hashtag, I also stumbled on this!
TEXT: Me encanta!!! #AlternativeAdvent proyecto participativo de David Wilson, música y vídeo en colaboración > [link]
IN ENGLISH: I love this!!! #AlternativeAdvent is a participative project by David Wilson of collaborative music and video > [link]
Fascinating project. David Wilson (who, by the way, blogs entirely in English but has obviously engaged an international audience) for the alternative advent project has partnered each day with a different musician, who offered snippets and soundbytes that had been left on the cutting room floor after other projects, but which were felt by their creator to deserved a broader audience. David then used the snippets of music as soundtrack for brief videos. A very interesting project.
There you go. Three completely different alternatives to Advent.