once again this year, i am teaching a workshop at the national student conference. i thought you might get a kick out of the workshop description:
“Community: Life with the Three-Dimensional People”
There is a great scene in an episode of the sitcom Friends where Joey and Chandler have been sitting on their barcaloungers for days watching TV. Phoebe, always a good friend, comes in and encourages them, “You know, you should go outside and be with the three-dimensional people.”
Does this resonate?
In our Facebook world, we are spending more time in front of a screen, experiencing only two dimensions. In film, the third dimension is depth. Is this what’s missing from your community?
Our time together will be loaded with hard questions: what is community? what does it look like? does Facebook or Twitter offer real community? how can we cultivate community on campus?
This is a two part workshop dedicated to exploring how to have three-dimensional community in an increasingly two-dimensional world
just for fun, here are several scenes from the aforementioned great episode of Friends.