Every Wednesday, the Games Institute hosts a multidisciplinary writing circle. September 11th marked the first installment of the event for the Fall term. This recurring event runs on a casual drop-in/drop-out basis for anyone interested, GI member or not.
Attendees are free to write creative, academic or research-oriented work in a multidisciplinary and productive setting. We noticed that it's challenging to sustain productive focus in isolation, so we launched the writing circle to create opportunities for more collaborative working circumstances.
Sid Heeg, Research Assistant from the qLab, attended Wednesday's session and noted that "the circle helps revive a sense of motivation for writing".
People who need extra motivation to focus are encouraged to write through the Pomodoro technique, which the group follows together: a timer counts down 25 minutes of work, then chimes when it's time for a 5 minute break. After 4 intervals of 25-on, and 5-off, we make the break longer.
The Pomodoro Technique is a time management system that encourages people to work with the time they have—rather than against it
- Kat Boogaard, TheMuse
The Games Institutes Weekly writing circle will continue every Wednesday from 10PM - 12PM in the collaboration space. Everyone from any discipline who would like to gain some motivation in their own writing is encouraged to join!